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Growing Up in Oxford

Posted by on Jun 19, 2008 in Oxford | 2 comments

A little over 15 years ago, my family packed up their Lincoln Town car, stuck us in the back and moved 45 miles from Tupelo, Mississippi, to Oxford. I still can picture what it looked like when my dad pulled the U-Haul shut as my favorite bunnies were suffocating in the hot, close compartment. When arriving in Oxford, I remember walking into the classroom at the local private school and all the girls rolling their eyes because adding a 13th student was not a very desirable situation. And might I add, at lunch on the first day, I tested the...

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The Oxford Bar & Restaurant Crawl

Posted by on Jun 17, 2008 in Restaurants & Bars | 7 comments

Over the last two weeks I have begun what I know is an enviable assignment for My task – to evaluate Oxford’s restaurant and bar scene and report back with an ideal night on the town. So, rather than a simple restaurant review, I have compiled what I’ll call the “Oxford Crawl” (my take on a traditional pub crawl). Below is the first installment, which includes destinations for happy hour, appetizer and dinner. Check back later to see my picks for after dinner drinks, dessert, end of the night drinks and...

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Ode to Chevron's Chicken on a Stick

Posted by on Jun 15, 2008 in Oxford | 4 comments

Oh crunchy delight ! so crispy, so juicy so deep fried with love it’s like you’ve been sent from way up above So easy to eat, and so quickly consumed can, though, sit in the stomach like a full blown balloon Take heed, dear gals, as you inhale this perfection as, minutes later, it might feel, quite like you’re expecting A key component to every frosh 15 it’s also rumored to be polio’s alternative vaccine A no finer snack can be found after midnight for locals and students needing assistance to stand...

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Brandt Memory House – Oxford Time Machine

Posted by on Jun 12, 2008 in Oxford Time Machine | 0 comments

—————- Oxford Time Machine highlights ‘then-and-now’ photos of the surrounding community. It’s a hobby project of ours : )

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The 5 Twelve B&B @ 512 Van Buren

Posted by on Jun 10, 2008 in Hotels - B&B's | 3 comments

First and foremost, the Oliver Britt House is no more. And it hasn’t been knocked down for more condos (thank goodness).. It simply changed names. The new name is ‘The 5 Twelve’, as in 512 Van Buren Ave. In addition to the name, the place has undergone an impressive renovation. One we thought we’d share with everyone, as we particularly like this inn, due to it’s amazingly close location to the Square(a few blocks), as well as the University. High level, the inn offers 6 rooms, features 12 ft ceilings, full...

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Upgrades at ole

Posted by on Jun 8, 2008 in Non-Oxford | 3 comments

A little housekeeping real quick.. In simple terms, we enjoy collecting & sharing all aspects of Oxford – stories, pictures, video, and even audio. And to better accomplish that, I’m gonna begin spreading my wings a bit and incorporate some new technology onto the site. Both on the hardware, and software side.. To start, from the hardware side, I’m scrapping the in-house point and shoot Casio Exilim digital camera. Simply put, it doesn’t quite cut it these days. Its daylight photo quality is darn respectable, but...

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803 University Ave – Oxford Time Machine

Posted by on Jun 3, 2008 in Oxford Time Machine | 0 comments

Oxford Time Machine checking in.. here’s a neat shot of a house we’ve all probably passed 1,000 times on University Avenue…pretty interesting landscape change from then till now. As I was researching, I discovered that William Faulkner lived in this house briefly, and it ended up becoming the location where he wrote As I Lay Dying (my favorite Faulkner...

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Faulkner Finale

Posted by on Jun 1, 2008 in Faulkner | 2 comments

First, an official shout out to my fellow writer, Kevin Frye, for actually being a member of the trivia team that all other trivia teams have grown to loathe, “Bong Hits 4 Jesus.” (See the last Faulkner write up to understand this reference.) Because I am a dedicated journalist, I am finishing this series the way I said I would, despite the fact that I am being haunted by Faulkner. That was not unintentional hyperbole or a misprint. This weekend, I moved into a new house on North Lamar. It is the culmination of all...

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Bigger Badder Breakfast (at Big Bad Breakfast)

Posted by on May 28, 2008 in Restaurants & Bars | 13 comments

This week Chef John Currence, co-owner of City Grocery, will be opening his latest foray into the Oxford restaurant scene – Big Bad Breakfast. I came across BBB quite accidentally while hitting the Farmers Market on Memorial Day weekend when I noticed the sign was already on the building next to Market Rhys in the Mid-Town Shopping Center . As I inched closer, I realized the lights were on at BBB and people were milling about. “Go on in,” I was told by someone sitting on the concrete steps. The atmosphere is country rustic...

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