Munchies 2

A while back, Clay Russell wrote an article on hamburgers for Pulse Magazine. This place wasn’t open yet but had it been, it definitely would need to have been included. Like the sign behind the counter says, it’s not fast food, but it’s well worth the wait. Only a few people were dining in, but a lot of people were picking up orders they had called ahead, and that’s probably the way to go about it if you’re not able to take a long lunch.

I went with Mississippi Rising’s own Ms. Fern Crossley and we both had the Bacon Cheeseburger. The meat patty isn’t some preshaped frozen disc, but obviously formed by hand as a big ball and then flattened out a bit on the grill. The moist burger was fully dressed with mayo, mustard, ketchup, pickle, onion, lettuce, and tomato. The fries were super crisp and piping hot. One of the best burger combos I’ve had in McComb, for sure!

They have a very extensive menu, and it seemed that a lot of fish and shrimp baskets were being ordered. I’ll have to go back and give that a try next – VERY SOON!

Munchies 2
535 Pearl River Ave
McComb, MS 39648
601.249.7710
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Charles R. Crossley

Charles R. Crossley, Sr. of McComb, Mississippi was an African American artist who was influenced by artists Pablo Picasso, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence and was good friends with the late John T. Scott; an African American sculptor, painter, printmaker, and professor of art at Xavier University in New Orleans. When I first moved to McComb, I met his wife Fern Crossley and she introduced me to him and his work. He loved teaching art to children in the community. He has left a major imprint on the arts scene in McComb. On December 27, 2012, at the young age of 74, he passed away while still creating and planning new paintings. To see more of his life’s work, visit the Charles R. Crossley Website. The Charles R. Crossley Memorial Gallery, where the bulk of his estate is housed, is open by appointment.

Charles R. Crossley Memorial Gallery
325 N. Front St.
McComb, MS 39648
601.810.4072

One Stop

Phil asked, “Do they have crawfish?” Boy howdy, do they ever have crawfish. Folks line up ten deep, especially on payday, where they get hot, steaming bags of huge crawfish by the pound. But, that’s not the only thing cooking. They have some of the best fried food around – shrimp, fish, potato wedges, turkey wings, and more. They, however, are especially known for those wangs!! HOT, CRISPY, JUICY. In the word’s of Ms. Fern, “They are off the chain!!” They have two separate steam tables, one loaded up with soul food – collard greens, boiled cabbage, green beans – and the other with a variety of Asian-inspired dishes – fried rice, egg rolls, Chow Mein noodles, sesame chicken. A small meat and side is only $3.59 but you can get more than twice that amount for $5.99.

One Stop
601 S. Broadway
McComb, MS 39648
601.684.4644