Olive Oil, Part 4: Where to Find the Good Stuff

Olive Oil, Part 4: Where to Find the Good Stuff

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com In this four-part series, food writer Laurie Triplette will focus on demystifying olive oil, which has been a darling of the American food world for years. Triplette claims that the world of olive oil contains as many mysteries as most Southern families hide in our gene pools.  Click on the…

April 18, 2014 with 0 Comments
Louisiana Rub Down Opening Offers Hospitality, Cajun Food

Louisiana Rub Down Opening Offers Hospitality, Cajun Food

Dear HottyToddy.com readers who love down-home native, southern food, Today, I covered the ribbon cutting at a new restaurant called Louisiana Rub Down, located on Highway 30 in Oxford, and the service and food both exceeded all of my expectations. When I arrived, the parking lot was full of people standing around waiting for the…

April 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Olive Oil, Part 3: Is it Really Good for Us?

Olive Oil, Part 3: Is it Really Good for Us?

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com In this four-part series, food writer Laurie Triplette will focus on demystifying olive oil, which has been a darling of the American food world for years. Triplette claims that the world of olive oil contains as many mysteries as most Southern families hide in our gene pools. The author thanks…

April 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Salad Days, Part 1: Keep Your Shrimp Hand Strong

Salad Days, Part 1: Keep Your Shrimp Hand Strong

In an effort to eat better (i.e., not constantly cram mayo-laden bacon cheeseburgers and fries down the hatch at every opportunity), I’ve tried to actually order a salad periodically. This is no small feat. Luckily, Oxford restaurants have some appetizing options. Today, my shrimp sense was tingling at Proud Larrys’. Their…

April 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Lamar Lounge Movie Night Schedule Announced

Lamar Lounge Movie Night Schedule Announced

What better place to watch a movie than the local bar? Every Monday night, Lamar Lounge hosts movie night, complete with special cocktail and free popcorn! Movies begin at 9:30 p.m. and the lineup looks pretty awesome, in our opinion. Below are movie schedules for April and May 2014.

April 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
City Grocery Launches New Spring Menu Today

City Grocery Launches New Spring Menu Today

Today, City Grocery is officially launching their Spring 2014 Lunch Menu and desserts! What sounds better than Catfish Bahn-Mi or Hoison Braised Beef Cheeks? Or Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake? (Answer: Nothing) Check out the menus below and make your way over to City Grocery on the Oxford Square! For more information about City Grocery or…

April 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Wine Tip: Bad Wine? Don’t Pour it Out!

Wine Tip: Bad Wine? Don’t Pour it Out!

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from author John Hailman’s book ‘The Search for Good Wine’ which will be available for purchase September 2014 from the University of Mississippi Press. This particular chapter was written on November 12, 1989. How often have you grabbed an unknown bottle from a wine store shelf on thew…

April 17, 2014 with 1 Comment
Wonder Why Crawfish is $7 per pound? Look to the Chilly Weather

Wonder Why Crawfish is $7 per pound? Look to the Chilly Weather

Cars clustered at the three-way intersection at College Hill Rd. and McElroy Dr. as people walked to and from Bikini Beer and P-Reaux Shrimp and Crawfish. A spotted dog bounced along the Bikini Beer building, sneezing whenever it ventured near the crawfish truck. P-Reaux Shrimp and Crawfish is a street truck managed by Josh Ryan,…

April 17, 2014 with 1 Comment
Olive Oil, Part 2:  Demystifying the Grades of Olive Oil

Olive Oil, Part 2: Demystifying the Grades of Olive Oil

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com In this four-part series, food writer Laurie Triplette focues on demystifying olive oil, which has been a darling of the American food world for years. Triplette claims that the world of olive oil contains as many mysteries as most Southern families hide in our gene pools.  Click on the following…

April 16, 2014 with 0 Comments
Food for Thought: Our Favorite Recipes for Easter

Food for Thought: Our Favorite Recipes for Easter

Easter Sunday is on April 20 this year. The month of April is also the middle of spring. Re-emergence of flowers, plants, and foliage typically are enjoyed at this time of year. Christian families celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Easter. This is a special time of family gatherings. Easter Day menus […]

April 16, 2014 with 0 Comments
Olive Oil, Part 1: Not Just for Dressing and More Scandalous Than Reality TV

Olive Oil, Part 1: Not Just for Dressing and More Scandalous Than Reality TV

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com EDITOR’S NOTE: In this four-part series, food writer Laurie Triplette will focus on demystifying olive oil, which has been a darling of the American food world for years. Triplette claims that the world of olive oil contains as many mysteries as most Southern families hide in our gene…

April 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
VIDEO>> Preparing Flatbread Pizza With a Nutritious Kick

VIDEO>> Preparing Flatbread Pizza With a Nutritious Kick

Who likes flatbread pizza?  Everybody, right? HottyToddy.com’s wellness friends from BJC HealthCare present this healthy cooking video on preparing the perfect flatbread pizza dish. In this version, it’s a quick, nutritious meal that the whole family will enjoy: Courtesy BJC HealthCare 

April 15, 2014 with 0 Comments