Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Oxford Given Wide Array of Super Bowl Catering Options

Super Bowl Sunday is all about football — and food.
Super Bowl Sunday is all about football — and food.

Super Bowl house parties always bring excitement and fun when family and friends get together to watch the big game. Before that can happen, however, party hosts must first deal with a dilemma many of us know all too well: divvying up “who is bringing what?” Fortunately for Oxford residents, they have a bevy of options to choose from this weekend.

Gus-Fried-Chicken-Meal-Menu-BannerGus’s Fried Chicken has been open for less than a year, but the soul food hotspot on the Square is gearing up for a busy weekend.

“This is our first Super Bowl so we aren’t sure what to expect,” said general manager Brad Whiteside. “Sunday is a fried chicken day to start with so we’re hoping for a pretty big day.”

During the Ole Miss football season, Gus’s got a lot of last-minute calls for catering orders. While they try to accommodate each request they get, it is best to give a day’s notice. Their full menu is available and can be seen online with catering prices available for those that call or stop by the restaurant.

fb1563a7c16d456a19e688a50a01ef61Newk’s, an Oxford staple with locations on University and Jackson Avenues, is faced with the challenge of matching the catering demands with their busiest day of the week.

“Sunday is busy for us especially during the brunch hours,” said catering manager Liz Brown. “We’ll staff up more especially in the morning until the game starts when it begins to slow down.”

Newk’s takes orders on the day of but for delivery catering orders, a day’s notice is preferred as well. The restaurant offers a variety of trays including sandwiches, salads and specialty trays, but the restaurant has really been pushing hard their beef chili.

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 8.26.47 AMWhile Gus’s and Newk’s are sticking to their typical menus, My Michelle’s has tweaked their Super Bowl Menu to coincide with what is popular for them during the Rebels’ fall football slate. The menu items include: catfish and chicken fingers, a wide variety of dips, and mini cheeseburger sliders among others. While My Michelle’s prefers preorders to ensure the timeliness and quality of the food, owner Michelle Rounsaville-Love said there will be options available for those that come by on Sunday.

“We always have a pretty good brunch on Sundays,” she said. “We will also have some stuff in the coolers for those that didn’t preorder and need to pick something up.”

Whether you’re seeking chicken, cold-cuts or catfish, if you’re having a Super Bowl party, you’re sure to find something for your guests somewhere in Oxford.

Michael Quirk is a staff reporter and can be reached at