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Butts and Hams for Easter

26 Mar

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I thought that headline might get your attention!

There’s a fundraiser happening at the new Holding Hands Resale Shop at 2618 West Oxford Loop just in time for Easter. Taylor Grocery is cooking up Boston butts for $30 and smoked hams for $60.

Proceeds will benefit the new shop, which gives those with special needs a safe work environment in order to achieve a degree of success and independence.

There’s only a day or two left to place your order. If you’re interested, go by the shop, call 236-0003, or visit the Holding Hands Facebook page here.

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

Oxford Blues Fest Starts Tonight

20 Jul

Don’t miss out on the 3rd Annual Oxford Blues Fest that starts tonight, especially because there will be tons of good food along with some awesome blues music, including appearances by Blind Mississippi Morris, Jody Williams, Effie Burt, Terry “Harmonica” Bean and more (find all the details at the official website at oxfordbluesfest.com).

The festivities start at 4:00 p.m. tonight at the University Museum. A catfish fry, catered by Taylor Catfish, commences at 5:15 p.m. (chicken tenders will be provided for the kiddies).

Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is Barbecue and Blues, with slow-roasted pulled pork catered by Taylor Catfish, and smoked turkey legs and fried green tomatoes from Kenny’s Catering (remember Kenny from Red House Burgers & Blues?).

Sunday, the music continues out at Foxfire Ranch from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and you know you can always count on the some good food coming out of that kitchen.

Tickets are $10 online (at the website above). If purchased on site, tickets are $15. However, festival organizer Darryl Parker has graciously decided to support our local Pantry, so if you show up with at least 2 cans of food to donate, your ticket price ($15 on site) is cut in half ($7.50), plus, you’re entered to win an autographed guitar signed by several of the festival performers. Even if you’ve already bought your ticket online, consider bringing a can or two anyway; it’s for a great cause!


Taylor Grocery Starts Up Lunch Again

12 Sep

After a summer hiatus, Taylor Grocery has started its lunch service again Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plate lunches include items such as spaghetti, hamburger steak, smoked chicken, and fish plates to accompany a variety of veggie side items.

For more information, visit the Taylor Grocery website.

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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

Vino-Free Valentine’s Day

7 Feb

OK, so by now you’ve heard that the Mississippi State Tax Commission is requesting–well, insisting–that we toast to our sweeties on Valentine’s Day with soda and sweet tea.

The Commission has denied the request to serve liquor next Sunday. However, if you’re set on celebrating over a glass of merlot, consider dining at one of the popular BYOB establishments such as Yocona in Exile, Taylor Grocery or Castle Hill Resort & Restaurant (as a resort, they can serve alcohol on Sundays). If you know of any BYOB establishments I’ve left out, please let me know by commenting here or contacting me at foodie@eatingoxford.com so we can all spread the word.

Have a great Valentine’s Day, and remember that you don’t need wine or a “sweetie” to feel the love from friends and family every day of the year.

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