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Insomnia Cookies to Open on the Square in September

Insomnia Cookies to Open on the Square in September

We all have our favorite pizza company on speed dial preparing ourselves for the moment the late night cravings attack, but have you ever had the craving that only a homemade ooey gooey cookie could fix? Insomnia Cookies, a unique late-night bakery chain based in New York City, is scheduled to open on the Square […]

August 29, 2015 with 1 Comment
On Cooking Southern: Knock the Stuffing out of Hurricane Season with Flavor-Crammed Garden Goodies

On Cooking Southern: Knock the Stuffing out of Hurricane Season with Flavor-Crammed Garden Goodies

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Come hell or high water: An oblique Biblical reference to The Great Flood, the expression is commonly used to imply that something’s gonna happen, no matter what. … more emphatically proactive than the related expression, Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, which means that something will occur unless…

August 28, 2015 with 0 Comments
Dixie Crawfish Gearing Up for Ole Miss Tailgating Season

Dixie Crawfish Gearing Up for Ole Miss Tailgating Season

As tailgating preparations are being made for the Ole Miss opener on September 5th, the spread of football fever has not escaped the notice of Dhane Burton, owner of Dixie Crawfish in Oxford. Burton sells thousands of pounds of crawfish from January through late July, but come August, the crawfish season is over. “We are […]

August 28, 2015 with 0 Comments
Chef John Currence Announces Foundation Promoting Health, Well-Being for Mississippi Youth

Chef John Currence Announces Foundation Promoting Health, Well-Being for Mississippi Youth

Local Oxford restaurateur and resident Chef John Currence announced today the formation of a non-profit foundation aimed at inspiring and funding educational initiatives for Mississippi youth, specifically in the areas of health, well-being, nutrition and physical activity. “Move on Up Foundation was created because as the nation’s…

August 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
Feed Your Soul at The Soul Food Kitchen

Feed Your Soul at The Soul Food Kitchen

Three months ago, Oxford native Kay Fox set out to show her two sons and six grandchildren that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. “I was born and raised on my mom’s homemade soul food,” says Fox, who opened The Soul Food Kitchen at 2028 University Avenue this past May. “Having the restaurant […]

August 26, 2015 with 4 Comments
Oxford’s ‘YoknapaTaco’ Set to Open in September

Oxford’s ‘YoknapaTaco’ Set to Open in September

The new taco food truck in Oxford, YoknapaTaco, is set to officially open in early September. “We wanted to be something that the community around could feel like is their own and really take pride in,” stated Jacob Sessums, owner of the food truck. Based on William Faulkner’s fictional county of Yoknapatawpha, the name of…

August 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
Chick-fil-A Hosts Bingo for Senior Citizens

Chick-fil-A Hosts Bingo for Senior Citizens

Oxford senior citizens had a blast Friday morning at Chick-fil-A on West Jackson Avenue the restaurant hosted bingo from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in honor of National Senior Citizens Day. Alley Bell, marketing director for Chick-fil-A, said that Chick-fil-A hosts bingo every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., but Friday’s bingo was filled with…

August 21, 2015 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Crush Those Back-To-School Blues With Chilled Treats

On Cooking Southern: Crush Those Back-To-School Blues With Chilled Treats

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Big Orange: Pronounced Bih-garnge… Sometimes a reference to that rocky top Tennessee school, but around here more often used as a colloquial term for an orange soft drink once manufactured by the Big Red soft drink company out of San Antonio, TX, and popularized during the 1950s and 1960s among the […]

August 21, 2015 with 0 Comments
Oxford Chick-fil-A to Honor Seniors on Senior Citizens Day

Oxford Chick-fil-A to Honor Seniors on Senior Citizens Day

Chick-fil-A on West Jackson Avenue in Oxford will host bingo from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, August 21, in honor of Oxford’s senior citizens. “We just wanted to honor them, and show that we love and support them here in our community,” said Alley Bell, marketing director for Chick-fil-A. Bell said that winners […]

August 18, 2015 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Get Some Backbone and Shell a Few Peas

On Cooking Southern: Get Some Backbone and Shell a Few Peas

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK High on the hog: A state of living or behaving that implies conspicuous consumption, as in “Eula Mae sure is living high on the hog with her new SUV and timeshare in Destin.” This 20th century American expression, first printed in March 1920 in the New York Times, originally referred to […]

August 14, 2015 with 0 Comments
Mississippi Gulf Seafood Trail Needs Your Vote: In Second Place Nationwide

Mississippi Gulf Seafood Trail Needs Your Vote: In Second Place Nationwide

Mississippi Gulf Seafood Trail is in second place of a nation-wide USA Today’s 10 Best poll ending August 17. Created with BP tourism grant money and expanded by the Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association, the trail stretches 360 miles between 52 restaurants serving Gulf seafood. At least five menu items must feature…

August 13, 2015 with 0 Comments
Doors of Hope ‘Summer Bounty’ Program This Saturday, Already Sold Out

Doors of Hope ‘Summer Bounty’ Program This Saturday, Already Sold Out

For some people down on their luck, all it takes is a little bit of hope to get them back on their feet again. That’s why Doors of Hope Transition Ministries is hosting its third annual “Summer Bounty” program Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Powerhouse in Oxford. The event currently sold out, but […]

August 13, 2015 with 0 Comments
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