Saturday, August 13, 2022

Eating Oxford: Restaurant Watch

With all of the construction going on around Oxford, I thought it was about time to recap some of the restaurants we can look forward to in the coming months.

Interior of Rowdy Rebs, photo by William Frigo
Interior of Rowdy Rebs, photo by William Frigo

Rowdy Rebs (rowdyrebs.com), a bar featuring seafood, wings and chicken tenders, is scheduled to open on Double Decker weekend at 122 Courthouse Square next to Ajax Diner.

Emily Blount with Saint Leo mobile unit. (Photo taken September 9, 2015 by Liz Foster)
Emily Blount with Saint Leo mobile unit. (Photo taken September 9, 2015 by Liz Foster)

Saint Leo Restaurant (eatsaintleo.com), the much-anticipated Italian restaurant, is slated to open soon at 1101 Jackson Avenue East.

Dickey's BBQ Pit catered Ronald Reagan's campaign in 1980. (photo from dickeys.com)
Dickey’s BBQ Pit catered Ronald Reagan’s campaign in 1980. (photo from dickeys.com)

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (dickeys.com) will replace the former High Point Coffee at 2311 Jackson Avenue in May.

Photo from Facebook.com / Sinfully Southern Bakery
Photo from Facebook.com / Sinfully Southern Bakery

Sinfully Southern Bakery (facebook.com/sinfullysouthernbakery), owned by Dwayne Ingraham, former City Grocery pastry chef, will open soon at 3000 Taylor Road.

HottyToddy.com file photo
HottyToddy.com file photo

Holli’s Sweet Tooth will move to a new, undisclosed, location on the Oxford Square in June, under new ownership.

Photo from cookout.com
Photo from cookout.com

Cook Out (cookout.com), a popular burger and shake chain based in North Carolina, will open soon in the former location of KFC/Long John Silvers at 2195 Jackson Avenue West.

The new Galleria II shopping center, under construction near Home Depot, will debut two new restaurants in the fall:

Photo from Facebook.com / Mugshots Ridgeland
Photo from Facebook.com / Mugshots Ridgeland

Mugshots Grill & Bar (mugshotsgrillandbar.com) will feature a full lineup of decadent burgers, sandwiches, pastas and more.

Photo from Facebook.com / Coyote Blues Jackson TN
Photo from Facebook.com / Coyote Blues Jackson TN

Coyote Blues (coyotebluesfreshmex.com) will serve up fresh Mex fare with a Louisiana twist.

Four new eateries are slated to open in the Highland Court Strip Mall at 1801 Jackson Avenue West:

fergndans

Fergndan’s Pizza (fergndanspizza.com) is a build-your-own pizza café.

great american cookies

Great American Cookies (greatamericancookies.com) and Marble Slab Creamery (marbleslab.com) will share a space offering cookies and ice cream mix-ins.

juva juice

JUVA Juice (juvajuice.com) will provide juices and smoothies.

Photo from Facebook.com / Beagle Bagel Madison
Photo from Facebook.com / Beagle Bagel Madison

The Beagle Bagel Café (thebeaglebagelcafe.com) will have breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches, coffees, grit bowls and more.

Do you have a hot restaurant tip to share? Contact me at liz.foster@hottytoddy.com.


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Liz Barrett Foster is the EatingOxford editor for HottyToddy.com, an award-winning business journalist and author of the recently published Pizza: A Slice of American History. Liz ran the popular restaurant information site EatingOxford.com from 2009 to 2015. Liz can be reached at liz.foster@hottytoddy.com.

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