Spring Arts Fesitval

Our 24th Annual Spring Arts Festival is coming up this weekend, March 25th & 26th, and it is perfect timing because Spring has sprung here on the Gulf Coast! The weather is amazing, which makes for a perfect time to stroll through the festival.

"Set amongst the live oaks of downtown, more than 100 artists, crafters, and plant vendors will celebrate spring offering paintings, pottery, jewelry, plants and much more.  Live music, artist demonstrations and educational sessions will be provided by regional artists and gardeners." Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce

 

Country Living Magazine has the Inn in the TOP 20!!!

20 Unexpected Weekend Getaways to Plan This Summer

You're going to want to plan a trip ASAP to one of these under-the-radar locales that offer outdoor fun, unique attractions, and delicious eats.

OCEAN SPRINGS

Start your day right with other-worldly biscuits and pour-over coffee at Greenhouse on Porter and end it with live music at Government Street Grocery. Everything else, we leave up to you. Though, if you're looking for some inspiration in this storybook town located next to the Mississippi Sound and dotted with live oak, here goes. First, book your time to count sheep at The Inn at Ocean Springs. Then, earn your supper by hitting the water for a stand-up paddleboarding session with PaddlesUp before treating yourself to Lola Fleur, where you can pack up a delectable spread for a waterfront picnic (okay, you earned a handmade fruity, herb-infused popsicle at Pop Brothers, too). That charming coastal picnic we speak of? Try the Davis Bayou Area

 

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photo by: Fred Salinas

Join Chef Louie and Ginger from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives for Dinner!

Lots going on at The Mary C Cultural Center these next few weeks. Chef from Diners, Drive ins and Dives coming!!

 

Join us for Dinner with Chef Louie and Ginger!

 

This dinner will be filmed and streamed LIVE! So don’t be shy!

Click Link to View Chef Louie on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives

Louie just wrapped up another filming in California with the Food Network and we are so excited to have him share his expertise with us here on the coast! Learn how to cook these great dishes with Louie and Ginger while still getting to eat and drink! Plus, Louie’s personality is contagious!


You won’t want to miss this,  unique dinner experience …tickets are limited!

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A special hands on gumbo making class with a special segment on how to make a proper roux. Gumbo will be made using locally sourced ingredients. Given by food writer and photographer Julian Brunt, and Kimberly Wilson, a Southern/Creole culinarian.

Day/Date: Wednesday, December 14th

Time: 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Price: $16.00

For more Lunch and Learns Cafe Events go to
www.themaryc.org

 

Mississippi Opens Oyster Season

 

Raw, fried, grilled or stuffed…oysters are definitely a staple in Mississippi Gulf Coast restaurants. Our juicy, plump gulf oysters are coveted by foodies all around the world and we are so proud to have them available and to support the community of fishermen behind the catch.

Seafood harvested from the Mississippi Sound supports a long linage of fishing families along the coast. Biloxi was once known as the Seafood Capital of the World. The diverse community along the Mississippi Gulf Coast has much to do with emigrants moving here to fish. Today, many of their great, great grandchildren (and beyond) are still in the business. The fisherman here are truly dedicated to the area and their craft.

Oyster Season is Back!

After a season of closure, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources gave the go-ahead last week for the local harvest of oysters in Mississippi waters to resume. This move was met with much support and enthusiasm from both local fisherman and local restaurants.

We agree with Chef Rob Stinson, owner of multiple restaurants on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including Biloxi hot spot, The Reef, who said, “It’s unbelievably vital to us as a local business to be able to serve local oysters. I truly believe we have the best seafood in the country right here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and now we can showcase that to locals and tourists alike.”

Chef Camron Ravazi, chef of The Magnolia House by Kelly English says, “It’s always exciting and special when you can tell your guests that the oysters you are serving come right out of the local waters. You always know that the quality is going to be second to none. Being able to support the local economy and fisherman is also one of our main goals at the restaurant.”

We love our Mississippi Gulf oysters and hope that all of you reading will choose some for your next meal!

March 09, 2016

See more at: http://www.eatmscoast.com/mississippi-opens-oyster-season/#sthash.dholwcVu.dpuf

 

Horn Island Expedition

10% off total stay at The Inn for all of you looking for a night of recuperation in luxury upon returning from your big adventure!!

 

Horn Island Expedition

Horn Island is a beautiful wilderness area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. On it, Walter Anderson sought refuge from the world, wrote, and made paintings and drawings of the fantastic plants and animals he found there. WAMA is preparing another trip to take 18 people on an exclusive 3 day, 2-night retreat to this beautiful and inspiring place. We had such a wonderful experience last May that we have decided to do it again. Grab your fishing poles, tents, and art supplies and join us!! - The "Skipper" at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor will board us at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8th. - WAMA, will provide sandwiches, potato salad, and drinks for lunch on the first day. (around 11:30) - John Anderson (Walter's son) will be there to guide us, giving us a more personal experience. - Saturday evening and Sunday will be wide open for island exploration, fishing and producing art work. - Participants will need to pack their own camping gear, art supplies, and food for Sunday (breakfast, lunch and dinner). - WAMA will provide water for the entire trip as well as goody bags full of snacks. - The "Skipper" will pick us up from the island on Monday, around 1 pm. - WAMA, with the help of Bayview Gourmet, will provide dinner on the return excursion, Monday afternoon. $245 per Person | Registration ends October 1st Please contact Heather Rumfelt at (228) 872-3164 ext.110 or educate@walterandersonmuseum.org to reserve your spot.