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A Quick Update…

18 Jan

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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).

Can You Handle the Heat?

2 Oct

Is it normal for you to top your pizza with jalapeños and hot sauce? Are you disappointed when your favorite pizzeria runs out of red pepper flakes?

If this sounds like you, you may be ready for the Hot Pizza Challenge at Funkys Pizza & Daiquiri Bar.

Two contestants get one beer each along with one hour to eat a 16″ hot pizza. If you succeed, you each receive a $50 bar tab; if you fail, you must pay $30 plus tax for the pizza and beer. Waivers must be signed to participate.

Call Funkys for more information at 259-2881. Hours are M-W after 3:30 and Th.-Sat. after 11:00 a.m.

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Mystery Building on North Lamar?

2 May

Been wondering what’s being built at 1309 North Lamar?

The two-story building will soon be a new restaurant and bar with a back patio and ample parking called The Lamar Lounge.

There’s no opening date yet and the menu is still being constructed.

Stay tuned for further information.

UPDATE 8/22/12: Lamar Lounge is now open.

Help Set a World Record while Raising Money for The Pantry

21 Feb

This St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness is attempting to set a new Guinness World’s Record for the Largest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Ever.

EatingOxford.com has been selected to help Guinness reach its goal, and in return, for every person who pledges to join the Guinness party on St. Patrick’s Day (and enters the code OXFO), EatingOxford.com will be able to make a donation to a charity of its choice. I have chosen The Pantry, Oxford’s local food bank.

Help make history–while helping our local Pantry! Simply visit Guinness.com  and click Count Me In after validating your age to join the party. Then just enter your first name–and the most important part–the optional code OXFO. This will ensure that your pledge counts toward Oxford!

Please pass along this post to help effortlessly raise funds for the Pantry.

Remember to drink responsibly this coming St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Taylor’s Pub Purchases Hot Dog Cart

13 Feb

For those who enjoy a late-night hot dog or two, Taylor’s Pub owner Jason Plunk has acquired Oxford’s popular hot dog cart, with plans to continue providing hot dogs–with chili or cheese–for a long time to come. Plunk says that the cart is also available for all types of parties, for kids both young and old.

In addition, the new location of Taylor’s Pub, behind The Lyric, has been open since the end of January.

Taylor’s Pub Closes in Preparation for Move

27 Nov

This past weekend was the last for Taylor’s Pub on the Square. Owner Jason Plunk is moving the business to another location, with plans to open again at the start of the new year.

UPDATE 12/14/11: Looks like Taylor’s will be moving into the old Ferdinand’s location behind The Lyric.

Corner Bar Replaces Parrish’s

4 Nov

By now you’ve seen the new Corner Bar sign that replaced Parrish’s at 1002 E. Jackson Avenue. Former owner Parrish Baker had been searching for a buyer for quite some time and finally found one a few months back.

A revamped menu debuted a couple of weeks ago, featuring items such as grilled cheese bites, grilled sandwiches and burgers. The kitchen is open Monday through Saturday for dinner as well as Fridays and Saturdays for lunch.

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