Food

Little Debbie to release Oatmeal Creme Pie cereal

Because who needed another excuse to eat dessert for breakfast?

  Venture Church hosts second drive-thru food box giveaway

  Hattiesburg Farmers Market opens for first time since beginning of pandemic

  Covington Co. residents get USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Boxes

Waitr reveals popular meals in Hattiesburg amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Laurel restaurant sees slows start since reopening

  Miss. Dept. of Agriculture changes rules on how farmers can sell meat products

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Cotton Blues now offering pre-cooked meals for families in Hattiesburg

Blue Bell releases first new ice cream flavor of 2020

  Laurel hosts its annual chili cook-out

  Pine Belt chef shares another heart-healthy meal

Waffle House accepting Valentine’s Day reservations

Reasonable crawfish prices to start off this year’s season

  Steak n’ Shake opens in Hattiesburg

Steak n’ Shake specializes in hamburgers and milkshakes.

  Some opting for restaurants for Christmas meals

Christmas day is associated with family time and meals. Some choose to travel to a family member’s house, some prepare a dish at home and others drive over to a restaurant to enjoy their Christmas meal.

  Hattiesburg culinary arts program gets new classroom

The culinary arts program at Hattiesburg High School unveiled their new classroom with a ribbon cutting Tuesaday. The building was renovated and decorated for the 20 culinary students enrolled in the program.

  Extra Table partners with Subway for healthy food initiative

Extra Table, the local non-profit organization started by restaurateur Robert St. John, is partnering with a national sandwich chain for its latest fundraiser.

  Tips for staying healthy this holiday season

Master P launches ramen noodle brand ‘Rap Noodles’

  Popular local food delivery service gives back to the community

  Wayne County youth development program gives back

First ever pop up pantry comes to New Augusta

Instagram-worthy milkshakes bring ‘Shark Tank’ investors to The Yard

  HPD, HFD partner with Edwards Street Fellowship Food Pantry ahead of holiday season

The holiday season is coming up and some folks rely on the pantry for a meal.

  USM Children’s Center for Communication and Development hosts bake sale

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi campus held their annual bake sale Wednesday.

What to plant in your winter garden

Fall has finally arrived, and now is the perfect time to start planting your winter green garden.

GAME OF CHICKEN: Popeyes’ popular sandwich coming back, report says

Hold the turkey, because the chicken is back just in time for Thanksgiving.

  Queen Bee: Saving Hives and Building Leaders

Bees pollinate about 15-billion dollars’ worth of crops each year. Losing them is a threat to our food supply and our economy.

Waitr launches Thanksgiving food drive campaign

The food delivery app Waitr has launched its Share Thanksgiving food drive campaign to help those in need during the holiday season.

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

The ice cream company says it has increased production “to meet the unbelievable demand” for the flavor.

Mical Seafood, Inc. expands recall for tuna products sold in 23 states

A Florida seafood company expanded a recall for some of its tuna products because of the risk of scombroid fish poisoning.

Hattiesburg hosting 2nd annual Restaurant Week

The City of Hattiesburg is kicking off its second annual Restaurant Week this week.

McDonald’s honors Hattiesburg employee for academic accomplishment

Stephanie Hough was honored for earning a degree from Colorado Tech Institute.

KFC testing plant-based fried ‘chicken’

KFC is getting into the alternative-meat game.

Blue Bell releases new Salted Caramel Cookie ice cream

The new ice cream won't be around for long.

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

The best chicken sandwich debate has heated up!

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

The USDA classifies the health risk as "high."

Waitr coming to Laurel

Laurel residents will soon have access to Waitr for their dining needs.

Chick-fil-A dethrones In-N-Out as America’s favorite fast food restaurant

Chick-fil-A is America’s favorite fast food restaurant, according to an annual survey conducted by MarketForce.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

Chick-fil-A opens first pop up location in Petal

Chick-fil-A is coming to Petal, but only temporarily. The Chick-fil-A in Turtle Creek Mall opened its first pop-up location in Petal on Tuesday.

  USDA reminds people to protect their food during severe weather

With the threat of severe weather from Tropical Storm Barry expected to hit the Pinebelt, the USDA encourages people to protect their food ahead of the storm.

Dress up like a cow and get free Chick-fil-A

Who doesn’t love free Chick-fil-A?

La. restaurants face new rule for shrimp and crawfish

Locals say a new law will help protect the reputation of local seafood.

  7 On the Road: Southern Fried Rabbit is a local favorite

Tucked away in the heart of downtown Columbia is Southern Fried Rabbit. Open since 1949, Southern Fried Rabbit is a small restaurant with big time taste.

Waitr offering free deliveries for Father’s Day weekend

Get your dad his favorite restaurant meal even easier this Father's Day.

LIST: Summer feeding programs in the Pine Belt

Several school districts across the Pine Belt are doing their part to make sure no child goes hungry this summer.

Local Domino’s stores to celebrate Armed Forces Day

The store locations in the Pine Belt participating are in Hattiesburg and Petal.

2 million likes later, Wendy’s announces return of spicy nuggets

Thanks to Chance the Rapper, the world might once again be reunited with the highly sought-after spicy chicken nuggets

Blue Bell Cookie Cake ice cream hits store shelves

The limited-time flavor contains pieces of chocolate chip cookie cake with swirls of icing throughout.

  E. coli outbreak spreads to 10 states

The biggest outbreaks are in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia, but there are also reported cases in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Virginia.

Crawfish ice cream? It’s a thing.

One Houston ice cream shop is taking things to the next level.

  Man calls out Cooking Channel’s ‘crawfish travesty’ in viral video

A video of a Louisiana native narrating a crawfish boiling segment on The Cooking Channel is going viral.

  7 On The Road: Pearl’s Diner puts the ‘south’ in southern cooking

On the corner of Magnolia and Oak streets in downtown Laurel lies Pearl’s Diner.

Pillsbury flour recalled for possible salmonella contamination

Winn-Dixie announced a voluntary recall for for two codes of its Pillbury all-purpose flour for possible contamination of Salmonella.

Little Caesars issues warning about fraudulent online coupons

The only thing the coupon will give you is a virus on your device.

  Chicken and waffles pizza is the pie we never knew we needed, until now

They asked the people, and the people spoke.

Richard Ward, cofounder of Ward’s Restaurants, passes away

Fast food lovers across state are mourning the loss of a true Mississippi visionary and businessman.

Chick-fil-A offering keto-friendly menu options

The restaurant’s keto-friendly option allows you to eat on the go while sticking to the popular diet trend.

  Chicken meals recalled because of undisclosed allergen

The recall includes happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken and Southeast Grocers Brand Mediterranean Herb Chicken items produced from Aug. 7 through Oct.15, 2018.

Buffalo Wild Wings offering free wings if Super Bowl goes to OT

If you plan on spending your Super Bowl Sunday at a Buffalo Wild Wings, then you could be in for a special treat, depending on the outcome of the game.

Survey: Chick-fil-A has best customer service in U.S.

In addition to their famous lemonade, Chick-fil-A has also garnered a reputation for its customer service.

  King Cakes bring more business to local bakeries

There are many different types of cakes and pastries that compete to be at the top but there’s only one cake that has the title of King.

McDonald’s offers free bacon on ANYTHING during Bacon Hour

Pick your jaw up off the floor, you’ll need it to eat the bacon.

Millions could lose food assistance if government shutdown continues

Millions are at risk of losing food assistance amid the partial government shutdown.

Blue Bell releases Mardi Gras ice cream flavor

Blue Bell has announced it is set to release its Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream.

Extended government shutdown could have impact on WIC, SNAP

The shutdown has some wondering how it will affect their benefits at home.

WIC program will stay active in January despite government shutdown

Mississippi’s federally-funded WIC program will continue to operate through January even if the government shutdown continues.

  Hattiesburg woman feeds the needy in Mattie’s Foundation lunch

A Hattiesburg woman honors the memory of her late mother...by feeding those in need for Christmas.

Sen. McDaniel hosts annual turkey giveaway, talks political future

State Senator and former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel says “all options are on the table” as far as his political future goes. Today, McDaniel and volunteers from West Ellisville Baptist Church hosted its annual free Christmas turkey giveaway.

South Alabama woman says she found mouse in can of green beans

An Andalusia woman was shocked by what she found in her can of green beans while making dinner Wednesday night.

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Del Monte Inc. announced a recall of nearly 65,000 cases of fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing.

Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination

The company reportedly received five consumer complaints.

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era guidelines for school lunches

The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains.

Chick-fil-A at Turtle Creek Mall offers chance to win free chicken

While retailers are using deals to rake in online consumers this Cyber Monday, the Chick-fil-A at Turtle Creek Mall is offering a tasty deal of its own.

  CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce until we tell you

Romaine lettuce has caused an outbreak of E.coli.

  Organization hands out Thanksgiving meal boxes to those in need

‘Tis the season of giving and an organization in Petal is giving back to the community one box at a time through its annual food drive.

Study: One energy drink can harm our blood vessels

Caffeine packed energy drinks are popular. You've heard the health risks about drinking them before, but you may want to pay attention to a new study.

Laurel PD holding annual food drive Saturday

The Laurel Police Department is holding its 4th annual Fill-a-Truck Food Drive benefiting The Good Samaritan Center’s Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen on Saturday.

  Pine Belt chef gives basics & benefits to meal prepping

WDAM takes you outside of the online culture and behind the scenes of the Birdhouse Cafe. It's a nutrient powerhouse with a simple goal, "Love, nourish, inspire," motivated by Chef Katie Dixon.

  Lamar County high schools host breakfasts to honor Veterans

Veteran’s Day came a little early for a few local vets as two Lamar County School District high schools host appreciation programs.