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Old 04-14-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: North Jackson
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So the Travel Channel show "Man vs Food" broadcast an episode from Jackson, MS this week. They chose Two Sisters, Chimneyville BBQ, and Burgers and Blues for the food challenge.

Two Sisters is a great place, but this show CLEARLY had no black influence at all. You would imagine that Jackson, MS was all white if you looked at this show. My friends asked "Why Chimneyville?" Instead they should have gone to E&L on Bailey.

And don't get me started on the vegetarian who did the burger challenge. What an embarrassment. And during the challenge the audience was stocked with kids from MRA. Excuse me, I thought the show was in Jackson...

I can't imagine who was consulted on eating places and audience...
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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Perhaps you should contact the Food Network and let them know how you feel.

God bless,

CKB
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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Somebody should've told him about Stamps and Bully's.

Two Sisters? really? Chimneyville? Really?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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After thinkiing about it last night, Triple D didn't do their research for finding the best Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, in Jackson.

And Two Sisters and Chimneyville are neither a Diner, Drive In or a Dive.

Two Sisters is more like a Bed &Breakfast and Chimneyville is more like a country restaurant aka Cracker Barrell

Jackson got jerked. We got way better fare than these two. Way better

Guy Fieri might as well went to Popeyes...lol
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Um, work on your reading comprehension, dude. I was talking about "Man vs Food," not "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." Two different shows.

You are correct however, in that Jackson got jerked. If you want BBQ in jackson and you end up at either Chimneyville, The Haute Pig, or The Hickory Pit, then you have been steered wrong, most likely by someone who lives in Madison. No one from Jackson would send you to these places.

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After thinkiing about it last night, Triple D didn't do their research for finding the best Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, in Jackson.

And Two Sisters and Chimneyville are neither a Diner, Drive In or a Dive.

Two Sisters is more like a Bed &Breakfast and Chimneyville is more like a country restaurant aka Cracker Barrell

Jackson got jerked. We got way better fare than these two. Way better

Guy Fieri might as well went to Popeyes...lol
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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You are correct however, in that Jackson got jerked. If you want BBQ in jackson and you end up at either Chimneyville, The Haute Pig, or The Hickory Pit, then you have been steered wrong, most likely by someone who lives in Madison. No one from Jackson would send you to these places.
Then where would you send us? We're moving to the area in June and would like to find a good BBQ place (as long as it's in a safe area). We're Texans and although our BBQ usually refers to beef instead of pork like most other places, we know good BBQ!
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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Um, work on your reading comprehension, dude. I was talking about "Man vs Food," not "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." Two different shows.
I recall Adam Richman switching over to a similar style show to Triple D so I may have confused....and I assume Guy would've done his research anyway...Adam is just pig that'll eat wherever you send him..lol

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You are correct however, in that Jackson got jerked. If you want BBQ in jackson and you end up at either Chimneyville, The Haute Pig, or The Hickory Pit, then you have been steered wrong, most likely by someone who lives in Madison. No one from Jackson would send you to these places.
I know I wouldn't.

And if Adam really wanted a food challenge, his people shouldv'e taken him to Big John's on Farish Street and see how many "hots" he could wolf down in 30 minutes. Gino would've loved to see that.

or

go by Stamps and get that Superburger and bust his innards loose...lol
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Oh, you guys done got me started now. I'll probably get negative rep points for this posting, but it needs to be said...

White people will fly halfway across the world to visit some out-of-the-way dive, so they can be the "cool outsider" discovering a new unheralded spot. Yet you guys live in or near a city that's 70% Black, but go out of your way to avoid anything that might have any Black influence to it.

I could send you to E&L Barbecue. This place is always packed, always has a line. It's a Jackson institution. But as soon as I say it's on Bailey Ave in the Georgetown neighborhood, White people start shaking in their boots. Instead you guys rave over the crappy bland stuff at the Haute Pig. Please.

There is a myriad of soul food places in Jackson, but the one that gets shown on TV is Two Sisters, owned by a couple of white women? Am I to assume that was an accident. Is Two Sisters the only soul food restaurant approved by white people? I could send you to Gloria's, or Bully's. Or send you for a pig-ear sandwich at Peaches. Or I could send you on a mission to find Big John's. But somehow you end up at Two Sisters...

Don't get me wrong. The food at Two Sisters is good. Same with Mama Hamel's. But again, televising white-owned Two Sisters when in Jackson, MS is like a slap in the face to the 70% of this city that is Black and has good neighborhood dives - the kind of places that White people "claim" to want to go to and "discover."

And if you want a burger, don't friggin go to Burgers and Blues and act like you're doing something. Although B&B has an indirect lineage from Stamps, take your behind to Stamps down by JSU! Stamps begat Cool Als which begat Burgers and Blues, so go to the original, not the one in Ridgeland.

Are white people really and truly scared to go to a major street in Georgetown, or down by JSU? Literally 5 minutes from the downtown area, you can be at Stamps. No one is gonna kill you. For all the crime reported on the TV news in Jackson, I have yet to ever hear about a white person being assaulted while trying to by some ribs.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:21 AM
 
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Oh, you guys done got me started now. I'll probably get negative rep points for this posting, but it needs to be said...

White people will fly halfway across the world to visit some out-of-the-way dive, so they can be the "cool outsider" discovering a new unheralded spot. Yet you guys live in or near a city that's 70% Black, but go out of your way to avoid anything that might have any Black influence to it...


...Are white people really and truly scared to go to a major street in Georgetown, or down by JSU? Literally 5 minutes from the downtown area, you can be at Stamps. No one is gonna kill you. For all the crime reported on the TV news in Jackson, I have yet to ever hear about a white person being assaulted while trying to by some ribs.
Not this white person. I don't make it to Jackson much because I am close to Memphis, but have you ever heard of Boss Man Pit Stop on Getwell, or Arnolds BBQ on Shelby Drive? I'll hit a place on Lamar Avenue or Hickory Hill area in a minute. Have a friend at work who I go to lunch with sometimes and he is leary of those places, I just tell him he will be ok.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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Oh, you guys done got me started now. I'll probably get negative rep points for this posting, but it needs to be said...

White people will fly halfway across the world to visit some out-of-the-way dive, so they can be the "cool outsider" discovering a new unheralded spot. Yet you guys live in or near a city that's 70% Black, but go out of your way to avoid anything that might have any Black influence to it.

I could send you to E&L Barbecue. This place is always packed, always has a line. It's a Jackson institution. But as soon as I say it's on Bailey Ave in the Georgetown neighborhood, White people start shaking in their boots. Instead you guys rave over the crappy bland stuff at the Haute Pig. Please.

There is a myriad of soul food places in Jackson, but the one that gets shown on TV is Two Sisters, owned by a couple of white women? Am I to assume that was an accident. Is Two Sisters the only soul food restaurant approved by white people? I could send you to Gloria's, or Bully's. Or send you for a pig-ear sandwich at Peaches. Or I could send you on a mission to find Big John's. But somehow you end up at Two Sisters...

Don't get me wrong. The food at Two Sisters is good. Same with Mama Hamel's. But again, televising white-owned Two Sisters when in Jackson, MS is like a slap in the face to the 70% of this city that is Black and has good neighborhood dives - the kind of places that White people "claim" to want to go to and "discover."

And if you want a burger, don't friggin go to Burgers and Blues and act like you're doing something. Although B&B has an indirect lineage from Stamps, take your behind to Stamps down by JSU! Stamps begat Cool Als which begat Burgers and Blues, so go to the original, not the one in Ridgeland.

Are white people really and truly scared to go to a major street in Georgetown, or down by JSU? Literally 5 minutes from the downtown area, you can be at Stamps. No one is gonna kill you. For all the crime reported on the TV news in Jackson, I have yet to ever hear about a white person being assaulted while trying to by some ribs.


This was no accident. The culture of Jackson has always been undermined by the white people that live here and in surrounding areas.

My grandmother told me this story when I was a kid that, The white people in Mississippi HATED the fact that Jackson(Hinds county) was majority Black(aka Choctaw indians and Blacks), She told me they was hoping we all packed up and moved to Meridian back when they switched Capitals. Thinking that would trick us away from the best land in the state. But we didn't move, and thus the gentrification for decades began clear through today. You can see it. look around you. Jackson is run down but the burbs are nice, reminds you of the Washington D.C. model...

and Notice how they work in Jackson, but live in the suburbs? that's by design, they want Jackson, but they know it's been Black-owned since day one and will never change. That's why they spend the money to upgrade the burbs hoping we move to those areas, but not me. I'm many generations deep in Jackson and I will be leaving my estate in Jackson to my kids and so on. Heck, I still own(renting out) my great great uncles' house. been in the family since I was a baby.

Why do you think it was so hard to get the Memorial Coliseum for JSU? after they made a total dump out of it no less?

And I don't buy that BS that somebody said earlier in this thread about contacting the show and voice your concerns. that's just BS!

This is just more tarnish on the armor of Mississippi when you have deliberate undermining of the culture.

Adam and his camp should've known better than to come to a majority BLACK city and go to a WHITE restaurant for his food challenge. don't use our name in vain!!

And yes E&L would have a REAL challenge for him, that's naptime BBQ over there, you eat it and it's time to take a long nap afterwards..lol...

Adam should've went to Cool Al's, could've left with a T-shirt...dummy.

This would've never went down in Atlanta!!!

They wouldn't take you to Buckhead, they would take you to MLK!!!
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