Oxford MS 38655
The tight-knit city of Oxford, Miss. opened its arms to New Orleans-born chef John Currence when he launchedCity Grocery in 1992 and never let go. In 2013, Jesse Houston took over as chef de cuisine and has since taken his and Currence’s menu of down-home items to new levels of fine Southern cuisine. Snag a table on the second-floor balcony if it isn’t too warm outside and dine on Southern comfort favorites like muffaletta for lunch and expand your palate with red wine-braised beef cheeks, farro pilaf, and cumin-roasted carrots. Chef Currence’s latest projects include his recent cookbook “Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey,” and hosting the Adventures of The Big Bad Chef video series.
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The menu changes seasonally; fall options include peaches with pickled green garlic, truffle-infused pork loin with black-eyed pea caviar and balsamic ice cream sandwich with fried basil leaves.
After dinner, head upstairs to the balcony for a nightcap or two. Watch Ole Miss students partying below and enjoy the music emanating from other venues on the square.
Farmers and chefs are nourishing their communities through innovative and generous acts of philanthropy. Join Chef Hall for this discussion, and bites, at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29-June 1.
Get the shrimp and grits.
The chocolate chess pie is amazing.
Check out the shrimp and grits with house bacon. It's a perfect, rich combination.
Have a reservation get used to a half hour wait, they have no clue about being on time
John Currence never fails to impress, follow him to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 30-June 2, 2013 and we promise to do the same!
Though locals (especially twenty-somethings) associate City Grocery with its upstairs bar, the restaurant is exceptional and the shrimp & grits are a must.
Try the Chocolate Mousse - Chocolate Mousse with house made vanilla ice cream
Try the Raspberry Mousse - Tart Raspberry Mousse with chocolate lemon cookies
Try the Macaroons - Macaroons with basil ice cream and basil sautéed strawberries
Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty, Dallas, recommends the Shrimp & Grits!
You aren't going to find a better old fashioned in town than right here. Then again, you probably won't find a better anything.
the pimiento cheese is delicious. they also have a great mint julep.
Ask for Chip :)
Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Head upstairs. Elbow past the crowd. Get a seat on the balcony. Look at Johnny Reb. Sip your Wild Turkey, rocks.
Their shrimp and grits are the best I've ever had.
Great food, love the balcony with a glass of wine
Ask for Chip. Best bartender in town.