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You Said It: Favorite Meal in Oxford

28 Jul

On July 17, EatingOxford.com asked its Facebook and Twitter followers to complete the following sentence:

My favorite meal in Oxford is ____________________.

Check out the results below to see if anyone named your favorite!

Responses on Twitter

@lefreela: Literally anything from Ajax or Taylor Grocery

@SouthrnGrlRebel: I love the BBQ quesadilla @ Rib Cage Oxford.

@Bigrigy55: sliders at Blind Pig.

@rpkelly: Ajax meatloaf with cheese grits and squash casserole or boneless fried catfish from Taylor with hushpuppies, and sweet tea.

@laurambryant: alcohol

@hsessums: Catfish Lafitte 2000 at Bouré. Substituted mashed potatoes for the vegetable.

@MsBellaF: veggie plate at Ajax

@mhdean3: the chicken snackbar has in the fall along with their delicious grits!

@RyainAlexander: Matty’s mom’s meatloaf @ Ajax.

@OleMissRebelFan: gyro and hummus at Volta.

@cbuttgen: Ajax meatloaf, Mac-n-cheese and green beans.

@itsmeConnor: the four cheese pizza from Old Venice! Hands down the best.

@wbrisher: Country fried steak at Ajax. Really anything at Ajax.

Responses on Facebook 

Sarah Kathryn Hopkins: Mini burgers at Ravine

Massey Scott: Abita strawberry

Amanda Heins: Thai green curry with tofu at Rice and Spice

Shannon Renee: French Dip with sweet potato fries at Bouré

Hot Dog Dare at Blind Pig

4 Jan

Love hot dogs? Willing to stand behind that statement by attempting the Double Dog Dare at Blind Pig?

The Double Dog Dare consists of four 1/4 lb. hot dogs on two 10-inch kaiser rolls smothered in red bean and beef chili, cheddar cheese sauce, onions, tomatoes, jalepenos and bacon.

Finish it in 10 minutes and it’s FREE!

Have you done it? Send me a photo of your victory and I’ll post it here on EatingOxford.com.

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How Green Are You?

21 Apr

By now I’m sure you’ve noticed that it’s been Green Week since Monday here in Oxford. Time to take stock of your impact on the environment. This means more than recycling a couple of cans and magazines; it also comes down to what you’re eating and where you’re obtaining your food. How often do you shop the Farmer’s Market? How much meat do you eat in any given week?

The Farmer’s Market, which is in full swing again, is a great place to start your shopping. Stocking up on fruits and vegetables that are in season and fresh from the grower is one of the best ways to buy local and support your community while being earth-friendly. There are also a multitude of farms in the area where you can find additional produce, dairy and meat before resorting to the large grocery stores that have products shipped in from across the country. Check out the site FarmtoMenu.com to find out about local farms and the Oxford restaurants that support them.

Melanie Addington had a very informative article in the Oxford Eagle on Monday about eating green. Something as simple as cutting down on the amount of animal products we eat can reduce methane gas emissions, hundreds of gallons of water and many other harmful gases that are produced with animal-based agriculture. Meg Shannon, who organizes monthly vegetarian potlucks, says that giving up even one pound of beef saves as much water as if you stopped showering for six months!

Some Oxford restaurants have started offering meat-free options, but many still haven’t jumped on the bandwagon. If you’re attempting to have a meat-free night out (perhaps to support Green Week), you’re often left with the choice of french fries and salad (hold the bacon). I believe that savvy restaurateurs who include enticing meat-free options when putting together their menus reap the rewards from that decision. There are more vegetarians and “part-time vegetarians” in Oxford than many realize.

If you’re looking to celebrate Green Week by avoiding meat for a meal or two, some restaurants that are already offering meat-free options include:

  • Yocona in Exile (the rotating menu always includes a vegetarian option)
  • Honey Bee Bakery (daily menu always features an herbivore soup and entree option)
  • Taqueria el Milagro (menu has a vegetarian section)
  • Boure (mushroom melt – lunch)
  • Tallulah’s Kitchen (black bean burger)
  • Ravine (vegetarian pasta of the day)
  • Waltz on the Square (baked ziti)
  • The Bungalow (portabella sandwich)
  • Red House (ultimate grilled cheese)
  • Frank & Marlee’s (veggie burger)
  • Newk’s (tomato basil soup and pizzas)
  • Oby’s (veggie po-boy and wrap)
  • Bangkok Thai (several options)
  • Two Stick (several options)
  • Kabuki (several options)
  • Maharaja Indian Cuisine (many options)
  • Turkuaz Cafe (falafel)
  • The Deli News (The Appeal)
  • Blind Pig (vegetarian po-boy)
  • Parrish’s (black bean wrap)
  • Taylor’s Pub (black bean chipotle veggie burger)
  • Mink’s On the Park (The Southern Star)

For more information on Green Week, check out the dedicated website here.

Blind Pig Reopens

26 Mar

If you’ve been waiting and peeking in windows for the last several weeks, the doors are finally opening tonight on the basement of The Thompson Building to welcome back patrons of The Blind Pig. A grand opening celebration is currently planned for Tuesday, March 30.

The standard Blind Pig menu of po-boys, paninis, soups and chips for lunch and dinner will kick in immediately, and a new breakfast menu will make its debut in mid April with items such as breakfast burritos served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

UPDATE 04/01/10: OK, it appears Blind Pig didn’t meet its original opening date. Sorry to jump the gun there, but it’s looking like April 9 is the official grand opening date now.

UPDATE 04/05/10: The Pig has been serving lunch since last Thursday; no liquor license until next week.

Blind Pig Closes for Good–or Maybe Not…

6 Nov

Word around town is that the Blind Pig Pub & Deli has closed its doors indefinitely. The original plan to relocate to the former location of Blue Pan Grille has been scrapped due to lack of funding.

The Pig’s welcome vibe and friendly bartenders will be missed by many!

UPDATE 12/16/09: Word around town is that The Blind Pig Pub & Deli will be reopening in the basement of the newly reopened Thompson House on the corner of Lamar and Jackson. We’ll let you know more as updates become available.

UPDATE 1/6/10: The lease has been signed on the new location in the basement of the Thompson House and work has begun.

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