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Stopping Traffic with Ms. Leisa Culpepper of The Whistle Stop Cafe

On the latest hot and ready episode of Bottled Up, Andrew Allen talks with Ms. Leisa Culpepper of the family-owned The Whistle Stop Cafe of Wiggins, Mississippi. Ms. Leisa tells the cafe’s origin story and the secret recipe of success for this "good ole' country cooking" restaurant whose food is literally known to stop trains and traffic. Plus, we learn how Leisa’s "retirement plan" business became a 20 plus year labor of love and how her beloved and departed husband and partner is still a part of the #1 restaurant in Wiggins on TripAdvisor. Described as "comfort food with a twist", one visit to the Whistle Stop and meeting Ms. Leesa and her staff you'll see why they are a community treasure and known for treating all their patrons like family. Big tip: If you happen to make your way to The Whistle Stop Cafe, make sure you try their famous catfish and fried green tomatoes. Enjoy the show!

The Bottled Up Podcast presented by Allen Beverages is a bi-monthly podcast focused on where the beverage business meets local business. We will do this by sharing the stories, talents, and business savvy from some of the owners, staff, regulars, and musicians of the best bars, nightclubs, restaurants, music venues, and attractions on the Gulf Coast. Host, Andrew Allen, will be sinking his teeth into these incredible places and finding out what's the secret formulas that make them so popular, heck, some even legendary.


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