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Appetizers, Chocolate and Burlesque?

3 Feb

Talk about gearing up for Valentine’s Day!

This Saturday (February 5), The Tennessee Tease Burlesque will be performing along with a magician at the Powerhouse.

How does this relate to eating in Oxford? Well, you can purchase a general admission ticket for $10, or you can get a VIP pass for $15 and enjoy the opening reception (hosted by the Young Professionals of Oxford) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., which includes a drink, appetizers from Waltz on The Square, special front-row seating during the performance and a chocolate tasting from Holli’s Sweet Tooth.

There will also be a raffle to win gift certificates for Waltz on The Square and Holli’s Sweet Tooth along with bottles of Sweet Sunset chocolate wine.

The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and all proceeds benefit Oxford Medical Ministries. Tickets are available at the event or by contacting Lauren at 205-492-1943.

How Green Are You?

21 Apr

By now I’m sure you’ve noticed that it’s been Green Week since Monday here in Oxford. Time to take stock of your impact on the environment. This means more than recycling a couple of cans and magazines; it also comes down to what you’re eating and where you’re obtaining your food. How often do you shop the Farmer’s Market? How much meat do you eat in any given week?

The Farmer’s Market, which is in full swing again, is a great place to start your shopping. Stocking up on fruits and vegetables that are in season and fresh from the grower is one of the best ways to buy local and support your community while being earth-friendly. There are also a multitude of farms in the area where you can find additional produce, dairy and meat before resorting to the large grocery stores that have products shipped in from across the country. Check out the site FarmtoMenu.com to find out about local farms and the Oxford restaurants that support them.

Melanie Addington had a very informative article in the Oxford Eagle on Monday about eating green. Something as simple as cutting down on the amount of animal products we eat can reduce methane gas emissions, hundreds of gallons of water and many other harmful gases that are produced with animal-based agriculture. Meg Shannon, who organizes monthly vegetarian potlucks, says that giving up even one pound of beef saves as much water as if you stopped showering for six months!

Some Oxford restaurants have started offering meat-free options, but many still haven’t jumped on the bandwagon. If you’re attempting to have a meat-free night out (perhaps to support Green Week), you’re often left with the choice of french fries and salad (hold the bacon). I believe that savvy restaurateurs who include enticing meat-free options when putting together their menus reap the rewards from that decision. There are more vegetarians and “part-time vegetarians” in Oxford than many realize.

If you’re looking to celebrate Green Week by avoiding meat for a meal or two, some restaurants that are already offering meat-free options include:

  • Yocona in Exile (the rotating menu always includes a vegetarian option)
  • Honey Bee Bakery (daily menu always features an herbivore soup and entree option)
  • Taqueria el Milagro (menu has a vegetarian section)
  • Boure (mushroom melt – lunch)
  • Tallulah’s Kitchen (black bean burger)
  • Ravine (vegetarian pasta of the day)
  • Waltz on the Square (baked ziti)
  • The Bungalow (portabella sandwich)
  • Red House (ultimate grilled cheese)
  • Frank & Marlee’s (veggie burger)
  • Newk’s (tomato basil soup and pizzas)
  • Oby’s (veggie po-boy and wrap)
  • Bangkok Thai (several options)
  • Two Stick (several options)
  • Kabuki (several options)
  • Maharaja Indian Cuisine (many options)
  • Turkuaz Cafe (falafel)
  • The Deli News (The Appeal)
  • Blind Pig (vegetarian po-boy)
  • Parrish’s (black bean wrap)
  • Taylor’s Pub (black bean chipotle veggie burger)
  • Mink’s On the Park (The Southern Star)

For more information on Green Week, check out the dedicated website here.

Revamped Menu at Waltz

23 Jan

Right on the heels of its new brunch offering announcement, Waltz On The Square has revamped its entire menu, adding new, lower-priced options for those watching their wallets, and enticing all types of diners–even vegetarians–with mouth-watering items never before offered at the upscale eatery.

Bravo to Waltz On The Square chef Erika Lipe for introducing Oxford to a fresh lineup of appetizers; several flatbreads including one with sundried tomatoes and another with caramelized onions; small and entree-sized salads; small plates such as grilled cheese with guacamole, shrimp with greens, and an asparagus and brie omelette; entree plates including flat iron steak, grilled veggie lasagna, vegetarian orzo paella and pork chops; and new sides such as chipotle honey mashed potatoes, Parmesan potato wedges, Texas caviar and truffle orzo with cheese.

The above is just a sampling of the new menu, which is being offered in full throughout the week and during brunch on Sundays.

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Waltz Opens for Brunch

8 Jan

I love it when I find out another restaurant has opened its doors for Sunday brunch–especially when they plan to offer a delectable lineup of menu items.

Waltz on the Square has just begun offering Sunday brunch from 11 to 3 and staff members say they’ll continue to do so as long as they feel they’re filling a need.

Some of the offerings on the brunch menu include:

  • A veggie plate with choice of 2 or 4 of the following items: pasta; green beans; mushrooms; squash; bruschetta; deviled eggs; salad; macaroni and cheese
  • Bacon and cheddar scrambler
  • Turkey sandwich on croissant
  • Grilled salmon (when available)
  • 8 oz. filet or rib eye
  • Fried chicken with macaroni and cheese
  • Four-cheese lasagna
  • Shrimp Alfredo
  • Club salad with fried chicken
  • Waltz burger

UPDATE 1/22: The Waltz menu has changed (including brunch) and does not include the above items. See this updated post for a sneak peek of the new menu.

Have you tried the brunch? Let us know what you think by commenting here or emailing foodie@eatingoxford.com.

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Cheese, please!

6 Dec

When you’re looking for a way to wind down after work, I highly recommend stopping in to Waltz on the Square (waltzonthesquare.com) for its cheese plate appetizer (perhaps paired with a nice glass of wine?).

The cheeses offered by Waltz change periodically, but during my last visit, the trio included a caramelized onion cheddar, Gouda and elderberry wine variety. They arrived accompanied by blueberry “yum yum” (jam); spicy pecans; and crostinis topped with prosciutto. It’s enough for two to share, but delicious enough to eat all on your own as well!

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