by Gulf Seafood News staff
Mississippi’s first seafood trail of restaurants has been established by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association. “Summer of Seafood 2014” was created to promote restaurants that proudly serve wild-caught, genuine Gulf seafood.
With more than 40 participating restaurants, the Mississippi Seafood Trail is aimed at making it easy for tourists and residents to eat authentic Gulf seafood from establishments along the 62 miles of Mississippi’s Gulf coastline.
Extending from Waveland to Pascagoula, over the summer the trail will offer daily menu specials that showcase fresh shrimp, crab, oysters and finfish caught off South Mississippi’s shoreline. The idea of the trail is to steer people to restaurants that exclusively use local seafood caught by local fishermen.
The restaurant association has also started an interactive website – http://mississippiseafoodtrail.com – encouraging trail diners to take “selfies” and post them on the site. In addition there are regular posts about give-aways at participating establishment.
“We’ll be out at McElroy’s Seafood in Ocean Springs soon to giveaway giftcards and tshirts! Be sure to take your #seafoodselfie to be see on billboards all across South Mississippi!,” said one post.
Mississippi Seafood has also announced a partnership with Extra Table to support an end to hunger on the Gulf Coast. Tickets are being given away to the Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off with a donation to Extra Table.