To some, the small town of New Albany may just be a sign you pass on the highway. But if you pull off the road and visit the town, you may be pleasantly surprised by its charming historic downtown.
“The Rainey,” New Albany’s best fine dining restaurant, is located there. The town may be small with a population just shy of 9,000, but it is filled with fun people who enjoy a night out for yummy food and drinks.
“We turn this empty pavilion into this place that’s teeming with life and represents everything that’s special and unique about Oxford,” said Betsy Chapman, the woman behind this life-filled place also known as the Oxford Community Market.
College towns are often filled with fast food restaurants that appeal to the average college student’s busy lifestyle and tight budget. Melody Sharp, owner of Living Foods Organic Cafe and Market in Oxford, saw this trend as an opportunity to introduce something different.
When Harvey’s restaurant in Tupelo was closed during the summer for five weeks beginning in July for remodeling, some Harvey’s loyal customers were not happy. Linda Edge, who has been eating at Harvey’s for more than 20 years, was disappointed to hear they would be closed for more than a month.
Owners of the new business Oxfordsip believe you can Sip your way to a healthier and slimmer body.
High Point Coffee, once located on the Oxford Square, has a new location that business owners hope college students will find appealing.
Every lost dog from Oxford ends up in Taylor. That’s why the owners of a new coffee shop at 4 Town Square Lane in Taylor decided to name it Lost Dog Coffee. The business about 20 minutes outside of Oxford is in Plein Air, a small community with a chapel, event space and brunch restaurant. The building for the coffee shop was finished a few weeks ago just in time for the grand opening Saturday, Sept, 15, the weekend of the Alabama vs. Ole Miss game.
When most Oxford locals hear the words “Rafters” or “The Annex,” they may only think of bars on the Square. Few know about the venues’ music influence. Each business owned by the Chadwick family has its own unique music style, and much work is involved in distinguishing them from other Square businesses.
Let’s eat without regret. Let’s love kale. Let’s embrace quinoa. Let’s try new things. These four statements are part of the Freshii company mantra. Billed as part of a “health and wellness brand,” Freshii, located on the University of Mississippi’s campus at 218 Dormitory Row W., offers healthful food options.
You may have heard of Frank and Marlee’s, or maybe even Murph’s, or before that – Ireland’s Irish Pub. But now the building at 1210 Harrison Avenue is called Harrison’s, named after the street it’s on. Harrison’s Manager Jackson May reopened the bar Sept. 15. “We’ve got a fresh take on the dive bar,” he said. “We’re adding a deck onto it. Frank and Marlee’s had a deck already, but it was small. The new deck is going to be twice the size of Round Table’s deck, and we’re going to put the swings back up that were on the porch before. But all in all, we kind of just wanted to add a new tradition onto an already Oxford classic.”
Gosh Almighty! It’s a popular exclamation Rebel fans say every time they chant “Hotty Toddy!” It’s also the name of a hamburger at Oxford Burger Company. The casual restaurant that serves hometown burgers with fresh products is located right off the Square at 920 E. Jackson Ave.
College students incur many expenses that can pile up. Tuition, books, and rent are all part of the finances students must keep track of that can become overwhelming.
All the other fines and fees can strain one of the most important areas of spending – food. It can be easy to forget that many struggle to make ends meet at college.
Starting in the bed of an old pickup truck, Sno Biz was among the very first vendors to participate in the Double Decker Music and Arts Festival 23 years ago. The event now draws a crowd of more than 60,000 people with hundreds of vendors lining the streets.
School lunches are a well-known weekday horror – rubbery hotdogs, cardboard-like pizza. Some students may believe the meal could crawl right off the tray.
It’s hard to imagine waking up every day not knowing where you’ll find your next meal. A group of University of Mississippi students are working with the organization Feed the Hunger, a non-profit that works to feed spiritual and physical hunger.
If you want an inside look at the mind of Ole Miss tennis player Tea Jandric, the first thing you need to know is she can ‘psych’ her opponents out on and off the court. This is the third year the Croatia native and psychology major has lived in the United States and attended the University of Mississippi.
It won’t be long until the Oxford Community Market is open again for business. Market Director Betsy Chapman, sitting in her office at the community office space The Edison, is working to bring the open-air farmer’s market back to the Old Armory Pavilion April through December.
The Union at Ole Miss is a popular spot for many students on campus. Ranging from a study spot, a place to eat, or somewhere to grab a T-shirt on campus, the Union has it all for students.
The University of Mississippi is known for having a variety of places to eat at. While there are many places that are well known, there are some people hardly know about, such as Lenoir Dining.
College is often the first time many people live on their own and have to fully take care of themselves in addition to other responsibilities. Cleaning is sometimes a challenge to those who never had to do it, but most often, the largest obstacle is cooking.
As a little girl, Oxford native Kelli Smith Russell dreamed of starting her own bakery. Years later, she is the proud owner of The Cakery at Oxford East Plaza off of University Avenue.
Centrally located between Tupelo and Corinth in the northeast corner of Mississippi, the quiet town of Booneville boasts a population of just under 9,000 residents. The Prentiss County seat appears to many as a pass-by town with little going on, but Market 105 aims to change that in the near future.
Yumtown: an Instagram dedicated to food lovers was born when food lover Anna Lee came to the city of Oxford for college. Freshman year, Lee started an Instagram account named Yumtown that now has 1,709 followers.