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Breakfast at the Ranch House
Remember those old school diners where you could get a three-egg western omelet, complete with hashbrowns, buttered toast and jelly cups? This is the breakfast spot of local champions.
(807 Alabama St. in East Columbus)
Beef Brisket Sandwich at Pig Out BBQ House
When it comes to barbecuing, beef brisket is one of the most misunderstood cuts of meat. This is not the case, however, at Pig Out. Tender, slow smoked brisket is piled high on a bun and served with a sweet and tangy sauce. The brisket goes quickly on the weekends.
(512 Alabama St. in East Columbus)
Dan Mullen at Carl Hogan Toyota
MSU’s most outspoken coach will be on hand Saturday to sign autographs and talk football from 11-2 p.m.
Columbus’ oldest festival kicks off today and last through Saturday at Sims Scott Park. celebration of African-American freedom, Juneteenth emphasizes education and achievement, and presents the community with a time for reflection and rejoicing. The event offers a variety of speakers, arts and crafts, music and food.
Call (662) 329-5871 for more information.
Earth, Wind & Fire with special guest Sinbad
Spend Father’s Day with the greatest funk and r&b band of all time as Earth, Wind & Fire make a stop at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Opening act Sinbad recently filed bankruptcy so you know he will be working extra hard to bring the laughs along the scenic Black Warrior River.
Popsicles at Strange Brew Coffeehouse
Shane Reed, owner of Starkville’s Strange Brew Coffee House, has introduced a new line of handmade, artisan popsicles in flavors such as Gummy Bear, Sweet Tea and Sugar-Free Peach Tea.
(605 Hwy. 12 in Starkville)
WCBI Meteorologist Maddie Kirker
Who said weather couldn’t be adorable?