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An avid student of contemporary art, Tracy Murrell made it her career after first working in nonprofits and music marketing. But looking back on her childhood in Biloxi, she realizes the draw was perhaps inevitable.
Long bike rides during the pandemic didn’t just introduce me to new spots or bring me closer with friends; they forced me to process how I could find the spaces in hardship where I could grow, get lost in thoughts about life, and reframe my challenges.
Lillian Blades’s colorful creations have a way of making you feel like you’re under the sea, rolling in the grass, and viewing a desert sunset all at once.
Be prepared to stand in line at Westview's Slutty Vegan (it's worth it), Feedel Bistro is the third Ethiopian restaurant to open at the intersection of Briarcliff and Clairmont roads, and get a taste of Greek classics (or American dishes with a Greek accent) at Santorini Taverna.
In just nine short months, Pinky Cole, a former television producer, took Westview's Slutty Vegan from a commercial kitchen to a food truck to a line-forming, celebrity-championed phenomenon. How Instagram played a major role.
Patrick Berry and Steffi Langer-Berry opened Westview Corner Grocery, selling natural, organic, local, and ethically-sourced specialty products such as Doux South pickles, Arden’s Garden juices, Honeysuckle Gelato, King of Pops, and Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate, as well as craft beer from SweetWater, Monday Night, and Arches Brewing, among others.
In December, Raisha Williams moved her cookie operation to a new, shared commercial kitchen that will soon double as a market on the weekends. Its name, Marddy’s, is a mash-up of “market” and “buddy.” For Marddy’s owner Keitra Bates, this is not just an entrepreneurial upstart; it’s a hedge against gentrification.
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