Our good friends Kate and Brian are just (relatively) up the road in Jackson, working on shows at New Stage, and on Monday night they came down to visit us. Where do you go to have dessert and coffee at 9:30 on a Monday night in Vicksburg? Shoney's, and why not. Well, the why not is that the coffee is terrible and the milkshakes are that kind I hate where the top third is covered by a blob of too-sweet and too-thick whipped cream. But on the upside, the staff is super-friendly and they don't hassle you when you stay for an hour and a half with empty dessert bowls in front of you.