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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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 (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Raspberry Mousse - Tart Raspberry Mousse with chocolate lemon cookies (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Macaroons - Macaroons with basil ice cream and basil sautéed strawberries (via @Foodspotting)
Loved the southern salad with pimento cheese, pickled okra and cornbread croutons.
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.
Imbibe Magazine found City Grocery's Wine List to be one of the Best in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
Try the House Pickle Plate With Beet Pickled Eggs, House Pimiento Cheese And Big Bad Bacon - @bigbadchef (via @Foodspotting)
Dive Bar? Sorry Four Square, this time you've got it wrong. This is the home to Shrimp and Grits but everything is good. If you love this restaurant then get up and eat your way through the square.
Dive Bar four square? I don't think so! This is southern dining at its best. Chef John Currence was a contestant on Top Chef Masters and his menu proves why he made the show- sorry, everything's good
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.