Sunday, August 7, 2022

Oxford Listed among Nation’s Top College Towns for Food and Drink

Photo courtesy City Grocery
Photo courtesy City Grocery

College towns have to have options to cater to a wide range of tastes and personalities, and Oxford has been able to squeeze a lot of flavor into a little land mass.

Yahoo! ranked the nation’s college towns on their tasty treat and libation scenes, and Oxford came in No. 6 and the top spot for Southern towns. SEC rival Athens also made the cut.

The sites recommendations for Oxford are:

Taylor Grocery
Taylor Grocery

Drink here: While a tailgate could be a cop-out first answer in lesser college towns, tailgating in the Grove is a cocktail party – just find a tent, be polite, and you’ll have a bourbon-laden Solo cup in your hand in a surprising amount of time. But for professionally made cocktails, head to the upstairs balcony of Currence’s City Grocery or Bouré, two must-eat restaurants on the square, or the bar at Snackbar.

Eat here: Ajax Diner on the Square serves one of the best damn meat-and-three lunches in the South. For a pulled pork sandwich or classic, simple burger, go to Handy Andy. On the other end of the spectrum, head back to Currence’s Bouré or Snackbar or City Grocery for fine dining, Southern-style. And because Taylor, MS is practically Oxford, there’s Taylor Grocery and its deservedly famous catfish.

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