Wingstop Offers Finger-Lickin-Good Chicken, Sauces

Wingstop Offers Finger-Lickin-Good Chicken, Sauces

There is a new destination for chicken wing lovers to visit in Oxford. Wingstop has arrived. Wingstop, brought to Oxford by 2004 Ole Miss graduate John Albriton and his partner Tanner Berryhill, officially opened on Oct. 2. As a chain originally founded in Texas, Albriton and Berryhill wanted a different type of wing spot in […]

October 30, 2014 with 0 Comments
Wine Bar: A Realized Dream

Wine Bar: A Realized Dream

Nelson and Patton Valentine, brothers, along with their parents, Lee and Helen Valentine and sister Mary Lela, opened the Wine Bar on August 8th this past summer. The Valentine brothers shared their story with us about their family’s love for wine and Oxford that culminated into the Wine Bar. HottyToddy.com: What inspired…

October 29, 2014 with 0 Comments
Halloween: It’s All About The Sweets

Halloween: It’s All About The Sweets

You may feel too old to trick-or-treat, but you can always pick up these treats at your local bakeries. Treat yourself to a happy Halloween! Caramel Factory Holli’s Sweet Tooth The town’s local candy store has Harvest Kisses, $2 bagfuls of chewy Halloween-colored candies and all sorts of goodies for this Friday. Sweet…

October 28, 2014 with 0 Comments
Volta Taverna: Mediterranean Eats Far from Greece

Volta Taverna: Mediterranean Eats Far from Greece

A plane ticket to Greece could cost you a thousand dollars, but there is no need to even leave Oxford to get some Greek cuisine. Get your fill of hummus and gyros at Volta Taverna on North Lamar. Randy Yates, owner of Ajax, came up with the idea for Volta. Current Volta owner Brooke Krizbai […]

October 28, 2014 with 0 Comments
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 1 Comment
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