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Erika Lipe Recipe: Betta Chedda Dip

22 Apr

erika sunday

Here’s a great dip for parties or just for snacking on while watching a movie. At the Oxford Beer Fest, Erika paired this addictive dip with Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager.

Betta Chedda Dip from Erika Lipe at Lenora’s

10 oz. white cheddar cheese, grated
1 large bunch green onions, chopped
3/4 c. walnuts, chopped
1/2-3/4 c. Dukes or Blue Blate mayonnaise
1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced

Bake walnuts at 250 degrees F for 15 minutes, being careful to not burn. Combine all ingredients and serve with toast points, bagel chips, apples, pears or grapes.

Serves 6


The Oxford Beer Fest’s VIP Chef/Beer Pairing area was organized by EatingOxford.com. If you’d like information on how to hold a similar event at your venue, contact Liz@EatingOxford.com.


April 20-21: Oxford Beer Festival

10 Apr

beer fest flyer

We are mere days away from the Oxford Craft Beer Festival, which will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, at Colonel’s Quarters at Castle Hill.

I have a special interest in the event since I’m organizing the VIP area, which involves six Oxford chefs being teamed up with craft brewers to create unique dishes that either integrate or pair with craft beers. All VIP ticket holders have access to the general admission area as well, and will have access to special brews, complimentary food and water/soda, and entrance into the festival one hour early (at noon).

Also happening in the VIP area will be a silent auction featuring beer-themed items as well as items donated from local Oxford businesses such as RockIT Computer Solutions, Sweet Cheeks, Deal’s Auto Repair, Lafayette Carpet Cleaning and more.

Some things to know before you go (for all ticket holders):

  • Online ticket sales are ending soon.
  • There are only 100 VIP tickets available per day.
  • Ticket prices increase by $10 at the door.
  • There should be enough free parking, but for those who would like a ride to the event, there will be a shuttle going to/from the JCPenney parking lot ($10 fee).
  • There will be some fun gifts/crafts for purchase at the event, so don’t forget to bring some extra pocket change with you.

Check out the Oxford Beer Festival site for event information and ticket comparison. General admission is $35/pp/day and VIP admission is $75/pp/day.

Find out more about the VIP chefs in the videos below.

Tim Woodard from Little Easy Express Lunches and Catering (Cooking Sunday, April 21)

Sam Thamutok from Rice & Spice (Cooking Saturday, April 20)

Sean Adams from Honey Bee Bakery (Cooking Saturday, April 20)

Erika Lipe from Lenora’s (Cooking Saturday and Sunday)

Jon Myrick from Proud Larry’s (Cooking Sunday, April 21)

Rob Ray from McEwen’s (Cooking Saturday, April 20)

Missing Yocona in Exile?

16 May

I’m ashamed to admit that I just found out at an Oxford Secret Supper that Lenora’s hosted a special Yocona Night on Mother’s Day! Yes, that’s right! Paige Osborn was at Lenora’s on Mother’s Day, serving up a Yocona menu. The bar was also open thanks to the new Sunday Sales ruling (no brown bags necessary).

Well, consider this fair warning for the next Yocona Night. It’s scheduled to happen on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th, at Lenora’s. Mark your calendars now and make your reservations early (turns out they will be taking reservations this time). Sunday alcohol sales will apply again for Father’s Day (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). Check in with the Yocona in Exile Facebook page for updates closer to the event.

Paige says they plan to hold Yocona Nights on a regular basis, although probably not on Sundays.

In the meantime, if you’ve been craving some Yocona Sauce, you can pick up a bottle of it in several places around town:

Mississippi Madness
LB’s Meat Market
The Farmer’s Market on Old 7
Stan’s on Highway 6 West (near the Water Valley exit)
The Red Door gift shop in Pontotoc

If you’re out of town and would like a bottle shipped, the folks at Mississippi Madness can hook you up: 662-234-5280.


28 Aug

Lenora’s has only been open for a few days, but I wanted to see what replaced my beloved L&M on the Oxford Square, so I paid them a visit. First of all, they get big time brownie points for customer service. Everyone from the hostess to the beverage server to our waitress to a personal visit from one of the owners was pleasant and attentive. The decor is super cute with mismatched chairs and tablecloths giving it a cozy feel. The nonalcoholic drinks come in fun mason jars and a tasty iced green tea is available alongside typical tea varieties. They also get kudos for serving bread before the meal as this is always a big plus in my book.
Lenora’s offers a nice variety of menu items. However, I’m afraid I would not be able to take any of my vegetarian friends to dine here, as there are no main entrees that come sans meat–perhaps that’s something that may change with the next menu revision.
Looking forward to seeing more of Lenora’s–a nice addition to Oxford.

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