Food

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What to plant in your winter garden

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

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Waitr launches Thanksgiving food drive campaign

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

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

Hattiesburg hosting 2nd annual Restaurant Week

McDonald’s honors Hattiesburg employee for academic accomplishment

KFC testing plant-based fried ‘chicken’

Blue Bell releases new Salted Caramel Cookie ice cream

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

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

  USDA reminds people to protect their food during severe weather

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

La. restaurants face new rule for shrimp and crawfish

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

Waitr offering free deliveries for Father’s Day weekend

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.

  Pearl’s Diner: A gem in the Pine Belt

From the date of its establishment until now Ms. Pearl and her diner have become a jewel here in the Pine Belt.

Frito-Lay recalls popcorn bags filled with cheese-flavored tortilla chips

Frito-Lay issues a popcorn recall for some products.

  USM Fraternity hosts 13th annual Chili Cook Off

USM Fraternity hosts 13th annual Chili Cook Off

Oreo releasing Peppermint Bark cookies just in time for Christmas

If you weren’t excited enough for Christmas, Oreo has released new Peppermint Bark Oreos just in time for the holiday season.

Buffalo Wild Wings introduces new pumpkin BBQ wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is now joining in on the pumpkin flavor craze.

Hattiesburg celebrates first Restaurant Week

The week is a partnership between VisitHATTIESBURG and local restaurants and hotels to showcase the city’s culinary scene to visitors and locals.

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan ice cream is now a thing and we’re here for it

Blue Bell is the latest to hop on board with the release of its newest flavor, Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream. It's pumpkins-meets-pralines.

Wayne Farms issues nationwide chicken recall

A chicken processing company with ties to the Pine Belt is recalling more than 430,000 pounds of frozen chicken products.

USM gets “The GrubSlinger” food truck on campus

It's called "The GrubSlinger."