Based in Oxford, Mississippi chef and restaurateur John Currence is a legend among southern chefs. Creative, tireless, a lover of all things southern with a passion for the best ingredients and flavors, John has been involved in the creation of some of the nation's top eating establishments in Louisiana and Mississippi: Bacco, City Grocery, Nacho Mama's, Kalo's, Ajax Diner, Boure, Snackbar and Big Bad Breakfast (which opened a location in Birmingham in 2014),
A James Beard Foundation award winner, Restaurateur of The Year and Chef of The Year award winner, John Currence is active in his community and loves hunting and fishing. Don't miss the chance to watching this well known chef in action!
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"Parched for something cool to drink on one of these sweltering summer days? How about a strawberry-basil soda made with fresh-picked strawberries from Snow's Bend Farm outside Tuscaloosa? ...Or, if you really want to splurge, why not a banana and booch float with banana-ginger ice cream, macadamia nuts and elderberry-lemon grass kombucha from Harvest Roots Farm and Ferment in Mentone?
Those are just a few of the all-natural flavors that craft soda entrepreneur Jonathan Brasher has concocted since he launched Mimi's Sodas at Birmingham's Market at Pepper Place earlier this spring..." [Read the entire article here]