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Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite: Basil’s vs. Beagle Bagel

Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite: Basil’s vs. Beagle Bagel

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

February 16, 2018


Filed under Around Town

  Welcome back! For our third matchup of restaurants, we are visiting two sandwich shops: Beagle Bagel and Basil’s. Beagle Bagel is a staple restaurant in Jackson. Everyone knows and loves it.  It’s a great option if you want something quick but want something more than fast food. The...

When allowances just don’t cut it

When allowances just don’t cut it

By Mary Patton Murphy

February 16, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Features, Showcase

“Work work work work work…” Many high schoolers are familiar with it. In addition to juggling  family matters, school work, church activities, and other events, a large percentage of high schoolers across the country have decided to take on yet another responsibility: a job. From mowing ...

Stoop Kids bring a taste of New Orleans to Jackson

Stoop Kids bring a taste of New Orleans to Jackson

By Madeline Claire Hughes

February 2, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Stoop Kids, a New Orleans based band, played at Duling Hall on January 26. Opening for them was Little Strange, a two-man duo, who originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Isabelle McLeod and I went to this concert on a Friday. We had no clue what to expect from both of these bands because we...

Sub Deb participants take on Winter Wonderland

Sub Deb participants take on Winter Wonderland

By Mary Virginia Baldwin, Henley Johnson, and Tori Newsome

January 24, 2018


Filed under Around Town, Features

On January 20th, girls from the Jackson metro area in grades 10th, 11th, and 12th attended the Jackson Symphony League Sub Deb Ball. Students from schools like Madison Central, Jackson Academy, MRA, and Prep all attended the dance. Many see the Ball as a sort of prom, but few know how it act...

New things are brewing in Brandon

New things are brewing in Brandon

By Maclain Kennedy

January 19, 2018


Filed under Around Town

Brandon, Mississippi, might not sound like it has much to offer residents. However, in the heart of downtown, just up the road from the city jail and across the street from one of the several “bail bonds,” you will find a row of developing shops. Among those shops is East Brandon Coffee Factory, or E...

Unknown and underrated local restaurants

Unknown and underrated local restaurants

By Sarah Avery Huffman

January 19, 2018


Filed under Around Town

Blue Rooster (Flora) Blue Rooster is small restaurant located in Flora. While the menu has a variety of items, their main attraction is their burgers. They have a selection of burgers to choose from, as well as being able to create custom burger from their variety of choices. Even though it is far out,...

First Baptist’s D NOW resets students for new year

First Baptist’s D NOW resets students for new year

By Preston Dubberly

January 18, 2018


Filed under Around Town, News

Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, First Baptist Jackson held their annual Disciple Now, also known as DNOW, which is a three day conference packed full of worship, missions, fellowship, and growing relationships with your peers and the Lord.  This year, the ongoing theme was to reset your mind an...

Mississippi’s bicentennial commemorated with new museums

Mississippi’s bicentennial commemorated with new museums

By Charles Stephenson

December 18, 2017


Filed under Around Town, News

On the 9th of December, thousands of citizens from all over the nation witnessed the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History. This one-of-a-kind institution is America’s first state funded civil rights museum. With an insight into the civil rights movem...

Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite Archive (AaAAA)

Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite Archive (AaAAA)

By Allie Wise, Ainsley O'Quinn

December 13, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment

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The battle between two swanky Mexican restaurants

The battle between two swanky Mexican restaurants

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

December 13, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment

For this issue, we decided to compare two local upscale Mexican restaurants: Sombra Mexican Kitchen in the Township in Madison and Cantina Laredo in the District at Eastover. We went to Sombra first, and we were not impressed with the quality of their food. The environment is inviting, but the food...

M7 Coffeehouse vs. Lakeland Coffee Company: who brews the best?

M7 Coffeehouse vs. Lakeland Coffee Company: who brews the best?

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

December 13, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment

Welcome to Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite. Each issue we will contain a head to head competition comparing two similar restaurants and give our opinion on which we like better. Our first restaurant in this comparison is M7 Coffeehouse. The coffee is above average with many options to choose from,...

Mistletoe brings holiday cheer

By Avery Andress, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Around Town

Sponsored by the Junior League of Jackson, Mistletoe Marketplace was held from November 1-4 at the Trade Mart in Jackson. November 1 was the Preview Gala and Auctions when people wore cocktail attire, ate, and got to shop early. On November 2 and 3, Mistletoe shoppers arrived early in order to both...

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