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Mitch McCamey, owner of KOK, points out the selection of food he and his staff set out for the children from Tupelo Children’s Mansion for dinner.

Tupelo has again made its way to a list that will garner a taste of national attention. And this one is sure to give all residents of the city a fill-up on pride.

Alongside the likes of New Orleans, Austin, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Napa and 42 other cities, Tupelo was recognized as one of the ”Top 50 best foodie towns in America” by The Daily Meal earlier this month.

In the description listed, Tupelo is said to be “emerging as a long weekend escape” with “an incredible musical scene, culinary chops, and rich history.”

Elvis is mentioned, of course, but so are neighboring cities Nashville (also on the list) and Memphis (not on the list). The post articulates that “unlike its two unchecked neighbors to the North, Tupelo has retained all of its character with some seriously good food.”

Local chef/restaurateur Mitchell McCamey is mentioned, as are two of his projects in Neon Pig and Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen. Local barbecue joint, Clay’s House of Pig, owned by Clay Coleman, also gets a mention.

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