On Cooking Southern: ‘Tis Apple Season

On Cooking Southern: ‘Tis Apple Season

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Week of  October 27, 2014 Southernism of the Week: Don’t insult the alligator before you cross the stream: A simple concept — do not arouse the sleeping predator…   ‘TIS AUTUMN, ‘TIS APPLE SEASON  ‘La-de-da, de-da-de-dah. Tis Autumn.” So goes the old Henry Nemo song popularized by…

October 24, 2014 with 0 Comments
Petra Café: a New Mediterranean Bar

Petra Café: a New Mediterranean Bar

At the intersection of East Jackson Ave. and Boles Wiley St. is a yellow building where Old Taylor Pub once resided before it Parrish’s, and before that, of course, Wiley’s Shoe Shop. The café opens at 5:30 p.m. but that didn’t deter a small crowd of people from waiting on the benches outside the restaurant […]

October 24, 2014 with 1 Comment
Taste of the Game: Baton Rouge and LSU

Taste of the Game: Baton Rouge and LSU

Commentary by HottyToddy.com contributor Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo Well, no one has to say how much this game brings to the table each season. Unfortunately, this year we have to travel to Baton Rouge to take on those Tigers. The only thing they have to boast about these days is having the biggest stadium in the […]

October 24, 2014 with 0 Comments
Ming’s Kitchen: Not Your Father’s Orange Chicken

Ming’s Kitchen: Not Your Father’s Orange Chicken

Ming’s Kitchen is more than your average nondescript Chinese restaurant. I’ve lived in a lot of places in this country and you can find at least one Chinese restaurant in almost every town. If you’re lucky, you find that one primo pick to count on for great take-out or a tasty dining-in time. Eating lunch […]

October 24, 2014 with 0 Comments
A Bollywood Production: A Flavorful Visit to Maharaja Indian Cuisine

A Bollywood Production: A Flavorful Visit to Maharaja Indian Cuisine

Nestled in a shopping strip off Jackson Avenue sits one of the spiciest gems of Oxford. Maharaja Indian Cuisine has served Oxford residents authentic Indian dishes since 2007, when Madhu Ankisetty opened shop at 2570 Jackson. Ankisetty came to Oxford from South India, bringing the best flavors with him. The brick storefront, green…

October 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
Sandwich Watch: BBB’s With Signs Following

Sandwich Watch: BBB’s With Signs Following

Some of the very best sandwiches I’ve ever had involved a fried egg or pimento cheese. Today, I had both, and the sandwich ranks in my top five. It’s called With Signs following. The Big Bad Breakfast menu offers it as follows: “THE breakfast sandwich on white or wheat; choice of one egg; bacon, patty […]

October 21, 2014 with 0 Comments
H2O Oriental Café: Still Spicy after All These Years

H2O Oriental Café: Still Spicy after All These Years

Southern cuisine is something known to everyone who has visited Oxford. The Square is well regarded for its delicious food and welcoming atmosphere, but the town also has a very wide variety of international foods as well. Among them is H20 Oriental Café, located in what many Ole Miss alums and former residents may know […]

October 21, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: This Ain’t Just Peanuts

On Cooking Southern: This Ain’t Just Peanuts

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week: Charm the dew off a honeysuckle: Refers to someone who can be awfully charming. Like Bo Wallace and Friends on a great roll… Be afraid, SEC opponents. Be very afraid. They can charm the dew off any honeysuckle. Goober peas are a staple of the South that spread […]

October 20, 2014 with 0 Comments
Kelly English Opening Restaurant in Former 208 Spot

Kelly English Opening Restaurant in Former 208 Spot

Oxford is speaking English very loudly this week. That’s to say we’re all talking about Kelly English, executive chef/owner of Restaurant Iris in Memphis, as well as owner of The Second Line in Memphis and executive chef of Magnolia House in Biloxi. First of all, Ole Miss alum English will be honored tonight with an…

October 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Central BBQ Truck Hits the Square for Football Season

Central BBQ Truck Hits the Square for Football Season

Oxford is known for its amazing food, and new restaurants are trying to move into the city every day. This weekend, a Memphis favorite will have a food truck at the Holcomb Dunbar Law Firm on South Lamar for the first time. Central BBQ has been recognized by many national awards and has been on […]

October 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Delta Tamales Get Boost From Ole Miss Center

Delta Tamales Get Boost From Ole Miss Center

The 17th annual Southern Foodways Symposium is just days away, taking place Oct. 23 – 26 in Oxford. The event is hosted by the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA), a non-profit organization housed in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at Ole Miss. According to its website, SFA focuses on celebrating the flavors of the

October 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
The Sun Also Rises: Japanese Options Abound in Yoknapatapha

The Sun Also Rises: Japanese Options Abound in Yoknapatapha

There was a time when the only Asian cuisine in town was Chinese, and it was only Ruby Chinese. Today, a variety of Asian flavors are available in Oxford, and one cuisine that’s really grown is Japanese. Here, we take a look at three popular purveyors of dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun. […]

October 16, 2014 with 1 Comment