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The Neon Pig

Mario Pacetti February 15, 2018 Comments Off on The Neon Pig

1203 N Gloster St., Tupelo, MS • (662) 269-2533 • By Mario Pacetti I recently had to go out of town to New Albany, Miss., to do a job for Patriot Construction on

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Tio Juan’s Fresh Tacos And More

Mario Pacetti February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Tio Juan’s Fresh Tacos And More

By Mario Pacetti A couple of weeks back, I had a chance to stop and check out the tacos at Tio Juan’s Fresh Tacos and More in the Evans Corner Store at 2211 B

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Sunday Brunch At Blue Dog Café

Mario Pacetti January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Sunday Brunch At Blue Dog Café

First off, I hope everyone had a good Christmas with their families, and I pray everyone was careful on New Years Eve. A few weeks back, my friend John Saucier was going on about

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Restaurant Rant

Mario Pacetti January 4, 2018 Comments Off on Restaurant Rant

I’ve been writing “Dishing It Out” for over four years now, and while I’ve had some critiques of places, I’ve never said outright negative things about any of the places I’ve eaten at. I

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Ember at L’Auberge

Mario Pacetti December 7, 2017 Comments Off on Ember at L’Auberge

Recently, I received an invite to Ember’s media night, at which the venue highlighted some of its menu items. I must admit, I’m always thrilled to get the invite from Kerry Andersen, as I

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Road Trip; Gumbo Cook-Off

Mario Pacetti November 2, 2017 Comments Off on Road Trip; Gumbo Cook-Off

As a person who travels on a daily basis for work, I always hope I can find some good places to eat. But it really is always a crap shoot as to what I’m

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Mario Pacetti October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Calla

1400 Market St. • Lake Charles • 337 419-1980 My wife Chelsea and I recently celebrated our anniversary. We decided to go have a nice dinner at Calla. Roman Seigel had taken over as

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Some Old Favorites

Mario Pacetti October 5, 2017 Comments Off on Some Old Favorites

I would first like to start off by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by the devastation caused by Harvey and Irma. These two hurricanes have destroyed

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Maplewood Discount & Deli

Mario Pacetti September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Maplewood Discount & Deli

By Mario Pacetti 4124 Maplewood Dr. • Sulphur • 337-625-5586 If I’ve learned anything over the few years since I started writing this column, it is that you can’t look at the outside of

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Cooking For A Good Cause

Mario Pacetti August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Cooking For A Good Cause

By Mario Pacetti I recently had the opportunity to judge a jambalaya cook-off at the Burton Coliseum for the B.A.A.K. Poker Run. I solicited the help of my good friend Garret Broussard. The event,

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