Heading to Jackson, MS for a few days, any suggestions?

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  1. jds22

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    I live right outside Jackson and graduated from Mendenhall High school.

    I think Shredsquatch means Hal and Mal’s. And they do have good food and some decent bands at times. I have played there a few times back in the day. They make their own beer.

    “Pig an a pint” is great BBQ and good beer selection.

    Not a whole lot to do really but some cool historical stuff.

    The BB King museum is north a little ways and a cool visit.

    In Mendenhall not a whole ton of stuff at all. But for one of the best burgers around and a really good fry/burger special sauce you gotta get a Zipps burgers from Zipps restaurant. Ask just about any local and they can point you in the direction.

    I’ll keep thinking and see if I can come up with any other stuff.
     
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    Hahaha just read your last post. You already beat me to PnP.

    And if they haven’t kicked me out or locked me up in 44 years you are gonna be fine.
     
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    ah ... good to know they wouldn’t be singling out my ethnicity. i’ll steer clear regardless. thanks
     
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    Hah, thanks for the suggestions. Pig n Pint was pretty cool.

    Ever been to Iron Horse Grill? The menu looks good.

    I'll definitely hit up Zipps.
     
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    Iron horse has been re done since it’s prime days but from what I hear it is still pretty good.
     
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    Thanks again everybody. :beer
     
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    Dunno about the “Fort” part but I was visiting New Orleans and just figured I’d go for a drive and check out the countryside. Apart from encountering my first Piggly Wiggly, later referenced to me again in the TV show My Name Is Earl, I remember a really old looking barber shop on the main road in with an unintentionally amusing hand written “open for business” sign on the door. I wish I’d taken a photo.

    All this trivial stuff is of interest to the many Aussie baby boomers who grew up on a steady diet of US culture. We immediately identify with much of it when and where we eventually encounter it.

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    I’d always thought I’d visited THE Jackson until now.
     
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    I like Mississippi, from the Delta to the Gulf. Not much going on in Jackson as I recall but you can use as your base to go exploring. Vicksburg, Natchez, Oxford, Philadelphia, Biloxi all have their histories and charms.
     
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    Quaker?? :D
     
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    Yankees?
    We welcome Yankees down South now!! :D

    My wife was a Yankee and I had not heard that term very much except when her friend from school would call and say: "Michael, where's that Yankee" :D
     
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    Anybody north, east or west of Mississippi is a Yankee according to guys I knew from Jackson area.
     
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    GO Trojans!!!;)
     
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    My older son went to school in Oxford (Ole Miss). From what I've seen, it's one of the coolest towns in the state, and definitely worth a visit if you're there when there's a home football game. The legendary pre-game parties in 'The Grove' are as good as they say!
     
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    Thanks again for the replies.

    I didn't have much time for sight seeing due to work load. I ate at Pig and Pint, Zips, and Babalu. All were really good. I might try to hit Babalu again as there are a few things on the menu I'd still like to try.
    I have two more trips coming up at the beginning and end of Aug. I hope to have at least one free day to make it to the coast but I'm not sure that's going to be possible.
     
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