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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)

Catfish Lovers Only!

11 Aug

Did you know that August is National Catfish Month? I don’t think I ever tried catfish before visiting Oxford five years ago, and now that I live here, I eat it all the time!

In honor of catfish month, I’ve attempted to name all of the local restaurants in which you can quell your catfish cravings. If you go through the entire list below, you should be able to hit a different place every day for nearly the rest of the month!

Let me know if I’ve left out one of your favorites.

  • Ajax Diner – southern fried catfish, southern fried catfish po-boy (lunch/dinner), black eyed pea and catfish cakes (dinner)
  • Bangkok Thai – Siam spicy catfish
  • City Grocery – grilled ginger catfish (lunch)
  • Foxfire Ranch – catfish sandwich (Sundays)
  • Frank & Marlee’s – fried catfish po-boy, fried catfish filets
  • Irie – catfish bites, fried catfish po-boy, fried catfish filet, 10 oz. ribeye with catfish filet
  • Laws Hill Fish House – catfish combination plates
  • McEwen’s – blackened catfish (lunch), sweet potato crusted catfish (dinner)
  • Oby’s – catfish platter, cajun catfish po-boy
  • Phillips Grocery – catfish sandwich, catfish basket
  • Proud Larry’s – Creole catfish sandwich
  • Red Onion – catfish buffet, catfish sandwich
  • Rice & Spice – crispy catfish salad
  • Rooster’s – catfish bites, fried catfish po-boy
  • Taylor Grocery – blackened, grilled or fried catfish on a variety of combination platters
  • The Sizzler – several catfish variations, including a whole fried catfish

More Crawfish News

18 Feb

photo: cajungrocer.com

The old Captain D’s location on Jackson near Highway 6 is getting a new inhabitant.

Crawfish X-Press is going to set up shop in the building that’s been empty since Captain D’s moved across the street to its new location months ago.

There’s a Crawfish Express in Canton, Mississippi, and I’m wondering if it’s related to the one being open here? Guess we’ll soon see.

Fun fact: Did you know that the U.S. produces 60,000 metric tons of crawfish annually, with 90% coming from Louisiana? And, the largest importer of U.S. crawfish is Sweden–who knew?

UPDATE 04/23/10: Look for Crawfish X-Press to be open on Double Decker weekend. Related to AJ’s On the Lake in Ridgeland (see site here).

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