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O.E.C Moves and Bistro Burger Moves In

19 Mar

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I can’t say enough great things about the followers of! I got a tip last night on Twitter from Hildon Sessums that a new restaurant was moving into the O.E.C. Japanese Express space in the Walmart shopping center.

I went to investigate today and it turns out that O.E.C. has moved a couple doors down and is now sharing space with Maharaja Indian Cuisine. You can dine in or get delivery, and they’ve kept the same phone number (662-234-8088).

In the O.E.C. space, a new restaurant, Bistro Burger, will be opening soon. I’ve been unable to find out much info, except that they have started a Facebook page here. Hoping to have more news for you soon. If you know anything, let me know.

March 24: Turkish Night with Ibrahim Tabanca

8 Mar

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Have you been missing Turkuaz Cafe? Join its former owner, Ibrahim Tabanca, for a special Turkish Night being held at Petra Cafe on March 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Turkish music will play, with the possibility of a live performance, while you dine on Turkish delights.

Starter Plate: Cracked wheat salad (kisir), dolmas, Turkish pastry (borek)
Main Dish: Sultan’s Delight (Hunkar Begendi) and rice pilaf [[Hunkar Begendi: Stewed lamb meat (vegetables for vegetarians) over creamy roasted eggplant]]
Dessert: Baklava, kataifi and a chef’s special serve with Turkish coffee

PRICE: $30.00 (cash only)

Contact Ibrahim by March 18 to purchase tickets at or via phone at 662-801-3587.

Find out  more details on the Facebook event page here.

New Hunan Reopens

13 Nov

In a surprising turn of events, New Hunan, located in the Walmart shopping center, has reopened (the restaurant closed this past June). Today, a sign on the door announced that dine-in and takeout was available, with full buffet starting tomorrow.

New Hunan on Urbanspoon

Rice & Spice Open Despite Snow & Ice

10 Feb

Even an MDOT warning to stay off of the icy roads didn’t deter folks from filing into Rice & Spice Thai Kitchen today to try Oxford’s newest Thai food offerings.

spring roll appetizer

pad thai with tofu

pad see aew

See original post here.

Rice & Spice Thai Kitchen on Urbanspoon

Nagoya Name Change

2 Feb

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Several people have emailed me inquiring about Nagoya’s recent name change to Toyo.

Turns out, according to a manager at the restaurant, that there has been a change in ownership. However, they have ensured customers that even though the restaurant has a new owner, it will not undergo any major changes to its food or service.

The new sign for Toyo will be installed soon, and a new menu, retaining 85% of the items from Nagoya, will be released soon after.

Sushi Lovers Unite!

3 Nov

Remember when Two Stick used to be the only place in town where you could go for sushi? It wasn’t that long ago. Now, in only a short span of time, eight restaurants have laid down their nori and sushi rice and started offering rolls to the plethora of Oxonians who pull up a seat for this deliciously healthy finger food on a regular basis.

Next time you’re in the mood, check out the following restaurants:

  • Two Stick
  • Bangkok Thai
  • Big Bowl Asian Bistro
  • Kabuki
  • Chow Tyme Grill & Buffet
  • Nagoya
  • New Hunan
  • O.E.C. Japanese Express

To peruse the menus of the above restaurants, visit the Menu Guide on

Turkuaz for Catering

10 May

Several graduates had the culinary pleasure of having their parties catered by Turkuaz Cafe this past weekend. Me? I stopped in on Saturday afternoon to beat the rush and enjoyed a falafel plate accompanied by fresh and delicious homemade hummus, pita, rice and tabouleh.

Owner Ibrahim Tabanca has been whipping up Turkish and Mediterranean food at Turkuaz for well over a year now out on Highway 6W at the Rebel Paintball and Mini Golf Entertainment Complex (yes, there’s mini golf there now, too).

The menu offers something for everyone–whether you’re a carnivore, herbivore, love a strong cup of Turkish coffee or have a craving for something sweet. Seating is al fresco on a covered patio and payments are cash only, so don’t bother bringing your card. Turkuaz Cafe is open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information, check out the Cafe’s Facebook page here. Special requests are always given consideration; just ask.

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