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Ezell’s Catfish Cabin Replaces The Shak

24 Mar


Many of you have been wondering about the status of The Shak out on Thacker Rd. It will not be returning.

In its place will be an Ezell’s Catfish Cabin, which currently has two other locations (a third nearing completion) in Alabama. The company that’s opening La Paz on the Square this coming Wednesday will also be opening Ezell’s in the next month or two, according to La Paz general manager Joe Vaculcik.

While they work on the restaurant design, you can check out the menu here, which is chock full of all types of fish.

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.

A Quick Update…

18 Jan


OK, I’ve been out of town for a week, and as usual, the food news didn’t stop while I was away. I’m including a list below of the latest happenings to help keep everyone informed. More to come!

  • After 40 years, Larson’s Big Star will soon become CashSaver Cost Plus Food Outlet (the owners will remain the same)
  • Owner Jason Plunk closed his bar, Taylor’s Pub, this past week
  • According to rumors, a Krystal Burger may be opening in the new Exxon station going up on Hwy 6
  • The third location of Lusa Pastry Cafe, located in the Belk shopping center, is scheduled to open on January 22
  • The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Pantry fundraiser is gearing up for February 7 (more details to come).

What’s Your BMI?

11 Jan


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If you don’t know your BMI, or even what the letters stand for (it’s Body Mass Index, by the way), you’re not alone. It’s OK though, because Trey Herron, co-owner of the new Skinny’s Nutrition Studio at 1619 West Jackson has been helping folks figure out how to get healthier for the past 20 years!

To find out everything about Skinny’s and Trey, check out my article “The Skinny on Skinny’s Nutrition Studio” that posted today on


Lamar Lounge Expands Menu

15 Sep

After a few weeks of burgers only at the recently opened Lamar Lounge at 1309 N. Lamar, the menu has expanded to include items such as shrimp etouffee, beer-battered gulf shrimp, and a blackened chicken sandwich.

While the burger has been a favorite among many Lamar Lounge patrons, the additional offerings are sure to attract those looking for some variety.

Check out the full menu above or call 513-6197 for more information.

Do I Smell a Deli?

20 Aug

If you’ve been inside the Mustard Seed antique shop at 1737 University Avenue in the past couple of months, you may have noticed the unmistakable smells of a deli in the air as you walk toward the back of the store.

Dennis and Michelle Heisel opened Pink Peony inside the Mustard Seed in May after closing their store and deli of the same name in Pontotoc. Michelle’s mom, Sheila Tutor, can be found behind the counter every day, chatting with customers while making sandwiches and salads.

Menu favorites include the Oxford Country Club with smoked turkey, black forest ham, bacon and cheese inside a croissant; and The Pepe with grilled chicken breast, bacon, pepper jack cheese, guacamole and mayo. A separate kid’s menu, desserts, and deli salads by the pound are also available.

Pink Peony is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Dennis says the deli can also be rented for birthdays and special events. For more information, call 662-509-1435.

Another Wing Joint?

5 Aug

Looks like the former location of The Monkey’s Back will soon have a new inhabitant. A sign on the building announces that will be moving in. The website is not operational, so I can only assume they will be serving hot wings.

More info to come as it becomes available…

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