Eat Like a Local: Yoki Buffet Oxford

Yoki

You had me at “buffet!”   It’s ironic how just a couple of weeks ago, I was joking with my sister and her family about how much I love a good ol’ fashioned buffet, and she jokingly said, “We should make you a t-shirt that says, ‘You had me at buffet!’”    I may just […]

Eat Like a Local: Below Zero Creamery

below zero

Tucked down 11th Street across from the Calhoun County Courthouse, the Below Zero Creamery is methodically captivating sugar lovers with its rolled ice cream creations, decorated shakes, and other dessert delights. In the short time since the shop opened on April 2, 2024, an increasing number of eager patrons have graced this charming shop to […]

Eat Like a Local: A Taste of Vietnam in Calhoun County

Vietnamese Restaurants

Good afternoon, Vietnam! Calhoun County has already created a name for itself when it comes to diverse cuisines–Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and American restaurants have settled in various areas, drawing foodies that like to think–and eat–outside of the box. One category, however, has been underrepresented in our neck of the woods…until now! Within the […]

Twisted Snow: A Twisted Taste of Sweet Goodness

Twisted Snow

Sometimes you stumble upon a bit of a hidden treasure in Calhoun County and ask yourself why it flew under your radar. Such was the case with Twisted Snow, a shop tucked away in Oxford, Alabama that serves shaved ice, homemade gourmet popcorn, and double whip delights. This nondescript storefront houses a shop teeming with […]

Eat Like a Local: Big Mike’z Rolling Kitchen

Food Trucks

There’s one particular food truck cruising the highways and byways of Calhoun County that has provided superb street food to festival goers and basic hungry working folk alike since 2021. Big Mike’z Rolling Kitchen has set a course to bring its unique spin on convenient finger foods and delish desserts to events in our area […]

Eat Like a Local: Dinner at Blue Fin Japanese Sushi & Steakhouse

Blue Fin

Ever since its arrival at the Oxford Exchange I have been eager to try Blue Fin Japanese Sushi & Steakhouse. So, I asked my favorite local to join me and off we went to get the INSIGHT on this eatery. We got good vibes immediately walking in, everyone was friendly, and we were seated right […]

Eat Like a Local: El Huarache Loco

El Huarache Loco

Remember Sneaky Pete’s, tucked away in the Greenbrier Shopping Center on Greenbrier-Dear Road? The space was left empty and dark for a space of time, but now it’s sprung back to life. In its stead, a new restaurant has opened its doors–El Huarache Loco. This authentic Mexican restaurant has been open since November 7th and […]

Eat Like a Local: Le Coin Des Artistes

Le Coin Des Artistes

If you’re looking for a place in Calhoun County that conjures the atmosphere of a Parisian sidewalk cafe, your heart’s desire will be granted at Le Coin Des Artistes (which means “The Corner of Artists”). The bistro and coffee bar sits right next to Hubbards Off Main in the historic district of downtown Oxford. The […]

Dinner at Lulu’s Place – Eat Like a Local

Lulus Place

Had such an amazing dining experience at Lulu’s Place on Noble Street, located in the Stewart Building. The atmosphere in this place is perfect. We were sitting at the table and my friend Derek came up to wait on us, so I knew the service would be flawless and it was. We were greeted with […]

Calhoun County Welcomes Fall 2023 With Fun Events

Calhoun County Fall Events

While Calhoun County may not be cooling off quite as quickly as we’d hoped, there are plenty of events on the autumn community calendar that are sure to keep families entertained for the season. Get ready to recall bygone days as memories are conjured of colorful falling leaves, spice-scented candles, grinning scarecrows, and festive hayrides. […]