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Entries in Mississippi Queen Foods (23)


Big Dave McLean & Raoul Bhaneja (Southern Supper)- May 10, 2019

*** 6:30 & 9:00 SHOWS ***


Juno and Maple Blues Award winner, Canadian blues legend BIG DAVE MCLEAN (Black Hen Records) returns to Hamilton for a rare and intimate show with long time friend and collaborator Raoul Bhaneja of Raoul and The Big Time as Mississippi Queen Foods.

Inspired to take up the Blues as the music of his life after watching a set by John Hammond Jr. at The Mariposa Folk Festival on a train trip from Winnipeg with his brother, Big Dave has become himself one of the most important and inspirational figures in the Canadian blues scene.

A mentor to Colin James, Jordan Cook and many more he has criss crossed Western Canada a fixture of the scene. Having toured Ontario with friend and Maple Blues Award winner Raoul and The Big Time in 2000, 2015 (PANAMANIA 2015 Pan Am Games) and 2017 at Koerner Hall (Down In The Delta) he returns for three shows in Southern Ontario.

This will be a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the legends of the blues, all in one of the coolest venues around, Mississippi Queen Foods, under the care and hospitality of Connie Rouble, a big fan of Big Dave's from the 2015 show she co produced in Hamilton with Big Dave and Super Chikan.

Do not miss this event in The Hammer!

Our special menu, for this Southern Supper will include....Boiled Peanuts; Blackened U.S. Delta Farm Raised Catfish Fillets; Sweet Potato Casserole; Black-eyed Peas cooked with bacon; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Buttermilk Biscuits; Sweet Iced Tea; & Pecan Pie.  


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MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY Southern Supper with Ragwax- March 5, 2019


We will celebrate to the sounds of Ragwax, 'early jazz' style, specific to the years of the 1900's to the 1940's. 

"The Ragwax performance brings fresh vigor to vintage 1900s-1940s jazz. He reinterprets and incorporates blues, jump blues, a bit of rockabilly, original, and modern songs into his strangely familiar sound. The resulting presentation is provocative, personal and distinctly resonant."

His play list will include songs from Tin Pan Alley, to Fats Waller, to Cole Porter, all the way to Doc Pomus and Amy Winehouse. 

Our special menu will include Blackened Chicken Skewers served with Remoulade Sauce; Crawfish Etouffee served over white rice; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins; Mardi Gras King Cake; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.  


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Mississippi Queen Foods Gift Certificate

You can't go wrong with a Gift Certificate from Mississippi Queen Foods.  This can be applied to any products and services.  Please be sure to email to confirm Gift Certificate details, upon purchase.  

Item Code:  MQFGIFT



Mississippi Queen Foods Mardi Gras King Cake

Authentic, New Orleans style, Mardi Gras King Cake, available from Mississippi Queen Foods.  

King Cake is a braided, Danish cinnamon coffee cake, finished with a fondant icing and decorated with festive Mardi Gras purple (justice), green (faith), and gold (power) sugars. 

Each of my authentic, Mardi Gras King Cakes includes a plastic baby inserted inside; cake board; three strands of throw beads; doubloons; and windowed cake box. 

Item Code: MQFKING

$45.00 per cake



Mississippi Queen Foods Southern Pecan Pie

 Southern Translation:  pronounced “puh- kawn”

My pies will melt in your mouth because they have just the right amount of butter and sugar and eggs and vanilla and pecans and more butter and more sugar and of course, LOVE, and butter pastry! 

My Southern Pecan Pies are available year round.  They are packaged in a windowed pie box, freshly made upon order.  These pies do freeze well.  


$20.00 per 9" pie



Mother's Day Brunch with Jenie Thai- May 12, 2019

** BRUNCH EVENT / 12:00 & 3:00 SHOWS **

Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade.

Graduating at seventeen, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University. In 2008, Jenie diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as a performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool.

In 2011, Jenie released her EP “Lady Flower”. With the titled track she received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) under the performance category (a category of 13 finalists out of 16, 000 submissions from around the globe). With the EP, she has been heard on many festival stages including both the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2011) and the Canmore Folk Festival (2012).

Both solo and with her trio, Jenie has shared her songs across the country on festival stages, in blues bars, theatres, lounges, and living rooms. In spring of 2012, Jenie started the “Couch Concert Series”, a continuing project where she arrives on strangers steps to play a living room show in exchange for donations and a couch to sleep on.

In April 2013, Jenie Thai released "Only The Moon" which is “a beautifully crafted nine-song album of original songs showcasing a voice that has warmth and beauty..." writes David Farrell, writer for Toronto's New Canadian Music. The organic and vibrant music has been unearthed through the stereos of CBC Radio 1, 2, and 3, CKUA, CJSR, and other various stations from coast to coast and internationally being aired in states such as Flordia and New York. With the album, Jenie was nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014) for “Artist To Watch” and “Female Artist of the Year”.

Furthermore, in January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Most recently, she was nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award for "Best New Artist of The Year".

Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. .A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist: Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene.

Our special Mother's Day Brunch menu will include....Blackened Chicken Fillets; Shrimp & Grits; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Buttermilk Biscuits; Pecan Pie; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.  


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Southern Supper with Alfie Smith- Friday, April 5, 2019

Alfie Smith is a prolific songwriter, an accomplished performer and talented multi-instrumentalist. Known best for his resophonic guitars, brazen slide licks and uncompromising vocals, Alfie is endorsed by several luthiers including Goodman Guitars (who have recently named a guitar model after him) and Goldtone Banjos. He has been nominated for a dozen Hamilton music awards including Best Male Vocalist and Best Guitarist, and has represented Toronto in the Memphis International Blues Challenge. To date, Alfie has released six records, his most recent being Sometimes the Rain. He is currently signed and distributed through Busted Flat Records.

Alfie has played from Sudbury to New Orleans. He has been a featured performer at Mariposa, Festival of Friends, Home County, Festival Borealis, Eaglewood, Mill Race, Red Rock, Brampton, Niagara Blues Festival, Harbourfront Blues Festival, Octoberfolk, Orillia Spring Blues, Barriefolk and Orangeville Blues & Jazz festival.

Alfie just released his 7th album, a collaboration with slide guitarist Nicole Christian, called "Come On In My Kitchen". It is available online and at all live shows.
Our special menu includes Pulled Pork Sandwiches, with Memphis style BBQ Sauce; BBQ's Baked Beans; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Potato Salad; Peach Cobbler; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.  

Item:  ALFIE

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Southern Supper with Dan Walsh- Thursday, March 14, 2019

Canadian singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist, Dan Walsh is already well known for his collaborations with a number of talented musicians. He’s added his bluesy-bluegrass signature style to more than 40 albums and toured across North America, Europe and Australia.

For many years Walsh was a key member of Fred Eaglesmith’s band, The Flying Squirrels, where he played more than a couple of hundred gigs a year and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, Willie P. Bennett and the Del McCoury Band.

In 2012, Walsh re-invented himself as a solo looping artist and released his 3rd solo album entitled “Outta The Jam.” Adam Dawson from Broken Jukebox writes: 

“Outta The Jam is technically the third release from sideman extraordinaire, Walsh, but it’s the first one the bearded one sings on. The addition of vocals is a major plus to me as instrumental music gets really boring really fast no matter how great it is. While the instrumentation, specifically Walsh’s flawless guitar work, is still the star on this one, his songwriting and vocals are a welcome addition.

 The presiding sound of the record to me, is fantastic white guy funk teamed with gritty Warren Haynes like slide guitar riffs. The songs themselves range from the silly, playful “Beard”, an ode to Walsh’s defining physical feature, to the seriously, personal “Naked Emperor” and “Our Stairs” which documents the feelings in the aftermath of a failed relationship.

I was impressed throughout the entire album with Walsh’s previously missing vocal talents and his ability to find the right sounds to perfectly compliment them”.

Since going solo, Walsh has performed over 420 shows across Canada including opening for Ike Stubblefield and Col. Bruce Hampton.

Our special menu, for this Supper includes Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, served over white rice; Fried Shrimp PoBoys; Coleslaw with Remoulade Dressing; Mississippi Mud Cake; Sweet Iced Tea; & Cafe du Monde Coffee & Chicory.  


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