Look out! Eddie Mac is back in town
Chef Eddie McGregor has made his way back to downtown Tunica, reclaiming the kitchen of the Café Marie. This time around, Chef Eddie is the sole owner of the Cafe’ Marie.
For those of you who do not know, Chef Eddie operated the Café Marie from 2006-2010. Chef Eddie launched a catering company and three deli style restaurants in Memphis, TN, catering events such as office lunches, baby showers, weddings, rehearsal dinners, serving 12 to 1,200 people. With the delis now left in trusted hands, he is back in Tunica and ready to pour his heart and soul into the Café Marie.
GTA cranking up car plant construction
A long-delayed plan to manufacture electric cars in Tunica County is shifting into high gear, according to a news release last week by the company.
On July 17, GreenTech Automotive (GTA) officials announced the start of the primary building phase of the project.
“After more than a year of planning, testing and site preparation, we are excited for GreenTech’s permanent home to start taking shape in Phase 2,” said Charles Wang, GreenTech chairman and CEO.
Tunica tops travel list
Tunica has just topped the list of the “Seven Most Beautiful and Underrated Cities and Towns in the U.S.”, compiled by EscapeHere’s Angela Nightingale.
The web site calls Tunica “a surprisingly fun city.
“Home to at least nine casinos, Tunica has a risk and spice of a typical gaming town. There is more to this little known spot than gambling, however. The city has four-star golf courses, gorgeous hotels and several popular nightclubs, including a variety of famous blues clubs,” Nightingale writes on July 9.
Bands battle to perform at Delta Country Jam
NASHVILLE —The Delta Country Jam, a two-day country music festival October 4-5 on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation in Tunica, is offering local and regional artists to compete in front of thousands of concert-goers. The Battle of the Bands, presented by Zuus Country, began accepting applications starting July 19.
Local and regional artists should submit a music video or a creative video to show the personality and talent of the band. Cover songs are allowed, but original songs are preferred. Only full band and solo acoustic performances are accepted; no performances to tracks will be allowed. The top 10 semi-finalists will be selected by August 19 and will be up for fan voting. Fan voting ends on September 9, and the winners will be announced.
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