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
New Eateries around Oxford for Homecoming Crowd

New Eateries around Oxford for Homecoming Crowd

We know some of y’all who don’t get back to Oxford much are determined to have a meal at your old favorite haunts when you roll back into town to watch the Rebels beat the Tennessee Volunteers at homecoming, and we don’t blame you. There’s so much good stuff to nosh in town, that we […]

October 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
Route 6 Offers Grandmother’s Cooking in a Restaurant

Route 6 Offers Grandmother’s Cooking in a Restaurant

A turn at the intersection of Highway 6 and Thacker Road is a new restaurant where The Shak and Ezell’s Fish Camp were: Route 6, a place for all the comfort food a Southerner grandmother can think of. On a grey Saturday morning Steve Westbrook, owner of Route 6, changed the channels on televisions in […]

October 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
Taste of the Game: Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M in College Station

Taste of the Game: Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M in College Station

Commentary by HottyToddy.com contributor Lee Ann Herring Olvedo I can’t believe we are ready back again for another week of football. I’m sure we are all still coming down from the high of last weekend’s Magnolia Miracle to say the least. Well, it’s back on the road to see if the Rebels can keep the […]

October 11, 2014 with 0 Comments
VIDEO >> An Interview with Tate Moore, Owner of Square Pizza

VIDEO >> An Interview with Tate Moore, Owner of Square Pizza

GreatValueColleges.net ranks Oxford’s Square Pizza as number 20 in its 50 Great College Town Pizza Shops. The site introduces its ranked shops by writing that there are “three key ingredients to running a great college town pizza shop: late hours, low prices and novelty. By following these guidelines, some shops that would not stand…

October 10, 2014 with 1 Comment
On Cooking Southern: Italian-American Week

On Cooking Southern: Italian-American Week

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week: On the north side of the grass: Still alive and not 6 feet under… like the Rebels and Bulldogs after both teams’ amazing football victories. This Oxonian, for one, is thrilled we had no blisters at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium last weekend! HAPPY ITALIAN-AMERICAN and…

October 10, 2014 with 3 Comments