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Past articles by Robert:

The Wards were Southern restaurant icons

Dick Ward was a restaurant icon, and one half of a twin-brother team that impacted the culinary landscape of this town for more than 60 years. → Read More

Fathers and sons during school picture season

It’s school day picture season and I am nearing the end of a 12-year photographic adventure with my son. The next chapter of his life is set to begin after he graduates from high school in a few months. We just received his senior photos. His mother and I never know what we were going to see when we open up his school photo folder over the past 12 years. He may have been making a goofy smile, or… → Read More

'I despised making milkshakes'

“Isn’t there someone in this building more qualified to do this?” → Read More

Best part of the restaurant business? The people

Restaurant owners get to be a part of people’s lives. → Read More

Eat local over chains to support communities

To my core, I believe that everyone should eat locally, drink locally, and shop locally. → Read More

Welcome to Robert St. John's 'Cold Shower Happy Hour'

I was angry but the open bar tab party was worth it. → Read More

It feels like home even though it's 5,232 miles away

"Tuscans, like Mississippians, love food. Both groups of people were doing “local” before local was cool. " → Read More

Road trip: Making friends in Tuscany 2018

We crammed two weeks worth of Italy into one week. It’s busy, but it’s a blast. → Read More

Buying local and a new grocery that allows you 'to shop like an Italian'

It is so important to shop locally at every chance you get — grocery stores, boutiques, pharmacies, gas stations, and especially restaurants. → Read More

Call me late to dinner. Just leave my name alone.

My name — which seems pretty straightforward to me — is apparently a booger to remember, pronounce or get right half the time. → Read More

Community tables, K-Paul's and plugging into each other

The community table is a great way to plug into others for a while you share a meal. → Read More

Have a treasured family recipe? Save it; this one can't be beaten

When people share recipes with you all the time, it's a real joy when a true treasure comes along. → Read More

What is the longest standing object of this chef's affection

Whether dipped, drizzled or sprinkled with cheese, this food is a favorite of more more people than Robert St. John. → Read More

If you could ask any 6 to dinner, dead or alive, who would it be?

What elements make a perfect group of dinner guests? → Read More

Childhood memory creates best seller at Hattiesburg's Midtown Donut

The Mary Virginia doughnut is the best seller at Midtown Donuts. Maybe it's the name, taste or just in the DNA of the town. → Read More

The honeymoon surge can feel great, but should it last?

There's the honeymoon that involves the love of your life and the honeymoon period of a restaurant. Be careful not to get too drunk on either one. → Read More

This research and development puts on the pounds

The making of a doughnut-shop owner goes hand in hand with expansion of the waist. → Read More

What crush, career choice did you have in 1st grade

From a childhood filled with ad reps and witches and genies, this 1st grader ended up a far cry from what he dreamed of being. → Read More

'Opening nightmares,' deadlines on restaurateur's mind

Under the stressful deadline of a 7 a.m. opening-day shift, he sits at the counter pounding out a column to meet another deadline. → Read More

There was a time when curry, avocados and Bowens were exotic

Robert St. John reminisces about childhood meals and the exotic Bowen family in his neighborhood. → Read More