Countdown to a Food Frenzy

26 Sep

It’s finally here! The Two-Year Anniversary event is happening this Thursday, September 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Powerhouse. Many of you have already secured your tickets online at or at The Powerhouse. You can also purchase them at the door on the night of the event for only $10.00! Don’t forget that 75% of your admission price will be donated to The Pantry.

An on-site food-themed raffle will occur every 30 minutes, so bring a few extra dollars to win some fabulous prizes such as gift certificates for Ravine, Tacky Shack, My Michelle’s Tribecca Allie Cafe, Firehouse Subs, Kabuki, Old Venice and Colonel’s Quarters at Castle Hill; gift packages from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Old Thyme Farms; and a variety of unique cookbooks!

There are a few restaurants that I’m waiting to hear final word from, but as of today, you can start gearing up to sample deliciousness from the following local eateries (in alphabetical order):

  1. 6 ‘ N Tubbs
  2. Ferdinand’s
  3. Honey Bee Bakery
  4. Lusa Pastry Cafe
  5. Main Squeeze
  6. Mink’s On the Park
  7. Old Venice
  8. Olivia’s Food Emporium
  9. Panini
  10. Petra Mediterranean Cuisine
  11. Proud Larry’s
  12. Rice & Spice
  13. Tacky Shack
  14. Taylor Grocery
  15. Tribecca Allie Cafe
  16. Turkuaz Cafe

Looking forward to Eating Oxford with everyone on Thursday!

6 Responses to “Countdown to a Food Frenzy”

  1. Bob September 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS TO LIZ BARRETT, the founder and proprietress of, for a successful, well-attended, delicious, and FUN 2-YEAR WEBSITE & BLOG ANNIVERSARY PARTY at the Powerhouse!!!

    When I arrived for the start of the soirée at 7pm, I immediately noted the volume of parked cars around the Powerhouse, that only happens for a football event with Houston Nutt (go figure) or a giant wedding reception.  As I made my approach, I was still incredulous as to the reason the neighborhood was packed with parked cars.  

    Remember that memorable scene from the movie “The Shining”, when Jack Nicholson goes to investigate a commotion inside the Overlook Hotel?  He turns on his heel and enters the Gold Ballroom where he comes upon the scene of an extravagant party populated with handsome guests.  That’s exactly what it was like when I crossed the threshold into Liz’s Party.

    Not to worry, there was an abundance of food from all the restaurants, and those two wondrous words “open bar”.  I was stuffed and content as the periodic raffles began with lots of cool valuable swag.  I even unexpectedly won a prize, and then I was stuffed, happy, and richer.

    And don’t overlook that 75% of the proceeds from the party went to help The Pantry.

    Vive la Liz!  Vive la!

    • eatingoxford September 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

      Thank you for the wonderful comments, Bob! So happy you were able to attend!

  2. DS September 28, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Do you know when Hullabaloo is opened to the public?


    • eatingoxford September 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

      There’s been a delay due to illness. They will be open as soon as possible.

  3. ColRebSez September 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Does the admission price include food samples, or do you have to shell out more once you get in the door?

    • eatingoxford September 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

      Hi ColRebSez,

      The admission price gets you all the food samples as well as beverages! The only thing not included is the raffle, which you’ll want to participate in if you want to win fun food-themed prizes such as gift certificates to local restaurants, gift baskets, and unique cookbooks.

      Hope to see you Thursday!


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