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Biloxi makes USA Today

Read “Mississippi Gulf Coast surges back,” a feature in USA Today's travel section for Friday, with a subhead, “The sandy stretch from Biloxi to Gulfport rebounds from Katrina.”

Reporter Kitty Bean Yancey writes about the Beau Rivage, Hard Rock and Island View casinos, and there is a photo I took at Island View. She also highlights Beauvoir, barbecue at the Shed, the beaches and Emeril's Gulf Coast Fish House.

Yancey brought up “the redneck Riviera” and Katrina's devastation, but also said of the Coast, “Though it hasn't fully recovered, it's still ticking – and battling to win visitors with rebuilt casino hotels and restaurants that tickle a wider variety of palates.”