VIDEO: Great Balls of Pastrami (and Gouda, Oxford Grits, and More)

VIDEO: Great Balls of Pastrami (and Gouda, Oxford Grits, and More)

Chef Jonathan Oliver does impressive things in the kitchen at the temporary clubhouse at the Country Club of Oxford, coming up with inventive menu ideas almost every day. After reviewing plans for the new, expansive kitchen that will feed club members when the new clubhouse is constructed, Chef Oliver shared his scrumptious fried…

August 21, 2014 with 0 Comments
Reubens to Po’Boys — What’s Your Favorite Oxford Sandwich?

Reubens to Po’Boys — What’s Your Favorite Oxford Sandwich?

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com To commemorate August as National Sandwich Month (see my recent piece on off-the-wall sandwich combos), I have conducted a VERY unofficial poll among HottyToddy.com staff, my offspring, and friends of said offspring, in order to identify some of our favorite sandwiches sold in Oxford. The poll is…

August 19, 2014 with 0 Comments
Panera Bread Restaurant Opening Soon

Panera Bread Restaurant Opening Soon

  Oxford will welcome a location of chain restaurant Panera Bread on West Jackson Avenue, to be opened in September, on the site formerly occupied by a Shell station near Wendy’s. Panera purveys freshly baked artisan breads in a fast-casual dining concept. With the Oxford store, it expands its reach down from various…

August 18, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Off-the-Wall Sandwich Combos

On Cooking Southern: Off-the-Wall Sandwich Combos

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week:  Knee high to a grasshopper: Interchangeable with “knee-high to a bullfrog.” Refers to a time when the specified individual was very young. Think Christopher Robin or Pinocchio. TIME TO SANDWICH SOME FLAVOR ON THE GO Happy National Sandwich Month, everybody! On behalf…

August 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
A Real American Gyro: The Farmers’ Market is Greek to Me

A Real American Gyro: The Farmers’ Market is Greek to Me

The Farmers’ Market store (on Old Highway 7 North) is a great place to find meats from Stan’s Country Store without having to drive to Panola County. Among the myriad meats from Stan’s that are available at the Farmers’ Market store is beef-and-lamb gyro meat. The prospect of being able to make real gyros got…

August 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
Oxford Restaurant Tidbits

Oxford Restaurant Tidbits

If you haven’t had time to check in with HottyToddy.com lately, here’s a quick roundup of just a few goings-on in the never-stagnant Oxford restaurant scene. The Wine Bar is now open, pouring great wines to go with impressive cuisine. Click here to read about it. It’s been open since January, but we want to call…

August 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Canned Tomatoes, Pickled Okra, and Fridge Jam

On Cooking Southern: Canned Tomatoes, Pickled Okra, and Fridge Jam

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week:  Well that just dills my pickle: Uh-oh. Something has turned everything sour and I’m het up about it… related to other expressions such as in a pickle, which refers to being in a mess (think piccalilli), or three pickles shy of a quart, which refers to someone’s…

August 11, 2014 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: It’s Canning and Pickling Time!

On Cooking Southern: It’s Canning and Pickling Time!

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com I attended a half-day canning workshop on July 30 hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service office here in Oxford. (Sorry, Ole Miss, but MSU has the statewide rights to that program.) Lafayette County Extension Service agent Patty Hudek led workshop participants through a how-to…

August 11, 2014 with 0 Comments
Wine Bar Officially Opens on South Lamar

Wine Bar Officially Opens on South Lamar

A great new concept in dining and fine wines had its official ribbon cutting ceremony and opening Friday. The Wine Bar in Oxford will not only serve great wines and delicious small plates, including Chicken and Waffles, but the expert folks who manage the facility will offer education on the perfect wine choices to go […]

August 9, 2014 with 0 Comments
How Blueberry Salad Makes All the Sense in the World

How Blueberry Salad Makes All the Sense in the World

Our friend Pat found his cancer had returned and he was given a few months to live. He decided to get his life in order. Well, actually our mutual friend June decided for him and in no uncertain terms told him what he needed to do. Pat followed some of her advice, ignored other pieces […]

August 9, 2014 with 0 Comments
Unsung Lunch Items: B’s Hamburger Patty

Unsung Lunch Items: B’s Hamburger Patty

B’s BBQ (connected to Sky Mart at the corner of College Hill Road and McElroy Drive) always draws a crowd for its barbecue and sides, but hiding in the hot box alongside those is a big, fat, juicy hamburger patty smothered in brown gravy and onions. Slide in and grab one on your way back […]

August 7, 2014 with 0 Comments
Eating Like an Athlete at the Grill at 1810

Eating Like an Athlete at the Grill at 1810

Restaurant in the indoor practice facility allows public to enjoy special nutrition. Now begins the first fall and first football season at one of the most unique eateries in the Aramark portfolio at Ole Miss. Opened in January, the Grill at 1810 is located in the Olivia and Archie Manning Performance Center (at 1810 Manning Way).…

August 6, 2014 with 1 Comment
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