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Here’s a sneak peek of some of the stories coming down the pipeline:
- Two restaurants on/near the Square will soon close their doors (one by the end of the month)
- A Thai restaurant is in the works on Jackson Avenue
- A local burger joint is challenging patrons to eat its 24 oz. burger
- A pizzeria with locations south of us is scheduled to open an outpost in Oxford
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
- Chow Tyme Grill & Buffet
- New Hunan
- O.E.C. Japanese Express
To peruse the menus of the above restaurants, visit the Menu Guide on EatingOxford.com.
Photo: Cookie magazine
I’m not tempted by a lot of sweets; I can pass right by a box of donuts or a vending machine chock-full of candy bars. However, while other sugary snacks may not immediately grab my attention, I’ve never been able to resist the calling of a good cookie.
It was probably more than a year ago now that I attempted to order the “Big Otis” off of Bouré’s dessert menu and was told that the restaurant had just stopped carrying it. I had never tried the dessert of cool vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two warm oatmeal cookies, and the thought was very appealing. Needless to say, I was disappointed when I found out it wasn’t available.
Yesterday I discovered that Bouré has brought back the “Big Otis” and I refuse to let it disappear again without getting my hands on one. Bouré, if you’re listening, hold that cookie!
Do you have a favorite dessert in Oxford? Tell me about it.
Monday is notorious for being the worst day of the week. It doesn’t have to be when you have the option of bringing a friend to Parrish’s on Jackson Avenue and partaking in the two-for-one lunch special. Everything on the menu, from the taco salad to the shrimp and bacon wrap are two for the price of one from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Do you owe someone lunch? Maybe you want to say “Thank You”, “Happy Birthday”, or “You’re the Best.” I can’t think of a better day to sneak someone away from work than on a Monday–and without the guilt of spending a day’s earnings. So, who are you going to take to lunch today?
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