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Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Old Country Store Restaurant: Featuring Arthur Davis


The Old Country Store is owned and operated by Arthur Davis.  The 130-year old wooden structure was once a popular stop for purchasing everything from cotton to work boots. Creaky floors and rusty signs speak of days long gone by, lending an air of authenticity.  Arthur Davis offers a lunch buffet with country favorites such as macaroni and cheese, mustard greens, field peas, dirty rice, and blackberry or peach cobbler. But nothing upstages the fried chicken.

Arthur Davis and his sons also opened a chain of restaurants called Wingo's in Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi and at nearby Alcorn State University.  As the name implies, the venues specialize in wings smothered in Arthur's sauce.

"Mr D" also serenades his restaurant crowd with a song apparently called, "Grandma Was a Cornbread Woman."

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