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Hot Off The Press

23 Feb

Photo: Food Network

With more than 40 different sandwiches already available, The Deli News on Jackson Avenue now has a panini press on hand to toast them up for you. Can’t you just see the oozing cheese and crunchy grill marks now?

Like hot stuff? Try the deli’s new spicy chicken salad Sonny calls El Gallo del Diablo (The Devil’s Rooster).

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A Sandwich Story

20 Jan

While this may be common knowledge to those who have lived in Oxford for years, new students who came into town this semester may be interested to know that while they’re sitting inside The Deli News eating a corned beef and Swiss with spicy mustard on rye, there’s a reason the sandwich is called the Times. And, when they’re biting into a hearty meat lover’s sandwich, such as the Obit, careful planning is hidden behind its ingredients and name.

Most of all, students may find it interesting to know that co-owner Sonny Clark was a journalism major at Ole Miss when he opened The Deli News 10 years ago, taking inspiration from newspapers around the country when designing his menu. So the next time you sit down at one of the newspaper-covered tables chomping on a Standard or a Tribune, ask Sonny how newspapers lead him down the path to a successful sandwich business–and find out the story behind your lunch.

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A Holiday Gift to Oxford Vegetarians

28 Dec

After receiving an email from a concerned Oxford consumer about the unexpected addition of bacon in her salad while dining in a new restaurant in Oxford, I thought I’d address the diverse eating habits here in town. As someone with several friends who have lessened–or stopped altogether–their consumption of meat, I have observed restaurants that accommodate these special diets as well as those who blatantly disregard them.

As a University-based town, people move to Oxford, Mississippi, from all parts of the country as well as overseas. While they are aware that they are coming to the South (famous for its pork-based menu items), those who are vegetarians are also arriving with an expectation that there will be at least one meat-free option on a restaurant’s menu (not including fries). In addition, with so many more people concerned about where their meat is coming from nowadays, we’re seeing even more people transitioning over to a meat-free lifestyle.

Thankfully, there are several restaurants in Oxford that have included vegetarian options/entrees on their menus. Most vegetarians have learned, from experience, to ask about every ingredient (right down to the bacon fat used to make some biscuits and fries), and many restaurant owners have addressed consumer concerns and taken steps to make their establishments more vegetarian friendly.

Below is a list of Oxford restaurants with vegetarian options (at least one); if I’ve left anyone out, please let me know by commenting here or emailing me at foodie@eatingoxford.com. If you’re a vegetarian who likes to cook at home as well, check out the 101 Cookbooks blog. Thank you to all of the restaurant owners/operators who are sympathetic to the dietary needs of Oxford residents. To others, please consider adding an option to your menu or a note that invites vegetarians to ask their server for meat-free versions of existing menu items.

  • Red House Burgers & Blues
  • Tallulah’s/Catfish One
  • Panini
  • Deli News
  • Marie’s Lebanese Cuisine
  • Turkuaz Cafe
  • Kabuki
  • Yocona in Exile
  • The Bungalow
  • Ajax Diner
  • Big Bad Breakfast (if you eat eggs)
  • Boure (lunch menu)
  • Chili’s
  • Taqueria El Milagro
  • Maharaja Indian Cuisine
  • Parrish-Baker Pub
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Bottletree Bakery
  • Honeybee Bakery
  • Two Stick
  • Newk’s
  • Bangkok Thai
  • Frank & Marlee’s
  • Nagoya Japanese
  • O.E.C. Japanese Express
  • Proud Larry’s
  • Volta Taverna
  • Oby’s
  • Phillips Grocery
  • Old Venice Pizza Co.
  • Downtown Grill
  • Varsity Grille
  • Ravine
  • Castle Hill Resort & Restaurant
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