Super Bulldog Weekend will bring lots of great food

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – It wouldn’t be Super Bulldog Weekend without lots of great food.

Restaurants in Starkville are preparing for big crowds this weekend.

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All of them are now back to full seating capacity. So, managers have placed orders for extra food and pulled in additional staff to serve their customers

Workers at 1883 Smokehouse know it will be a busy weekend, but they’re ready for the crowds.

“It’s been almost two years that we have had this kind of traffic coming in. We are expecting a really, really big blowout, big turnout,” said Bruce Miller, General Manager 1883 Smokehouse. “We have got extra staff, extra team members coming in and everybody is so excited.”

1883 Smokehouse and other local favorites will likely have longer than usual waits this weekend.

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Aundrea Self is home-grown! She grew up in Starkville and graduated from Starkville High School. She earned degrees in English and Mass Communications from Stillman College in 1996. And it was at Stillman that Aundrea fell in love with news reporting when she did her first story on the school’s renowned student choir. After graduation, Aundrea began her broadcasting career in Columbus as the morning show “sidekick” on WACR radio. She continued to work in radio for six years before making the switch to television. She joined the WCBI family as the Sunrise producer. She eventually began reporting, and that ultimately led to her 7-year run as co-anchor of “WCBI News Sunrise” and “Midday.” Aundrea currently anchors the five and six o’clock newscasts and hosts “MidMorning with Aundrea.” Aundrea has won several Associated Press awards for her work. In 2004, she was honored as a “Top 40 Under 40” by the Mississippi Business Journal. A highlight of her career in journalism came in 2008 when she conducted a one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama as he campaigned in North Mississippi. Outside of work, Aundrea enjoys participating in community events. She spends much of her spare time speaking to area churches, schools, and civic organizations. She is an active member of the Starkville chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Aundrea enjoys reading, spending time with family, and sampling her husband’s tasty dishes! Aundrea and her husband, David, have three children: Kimberly, Alan, and Emilee. If you want to connect with Aundrea, make sure to follow her on Twitter and Facebook.