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September 7, 2012

Nothing sounds more refreshing than an ice-cold lemonade on a hot, humid day in the Grove. Add a great cause to a delicious cup of lemonade and one has the perfect combination.

Nothing sounds more refreshing than an ice-cold lemonade on a hot, humid day in the Grove. Add a great cause to a delicious cup of lemonade and one has the perfect combination. Sophomore Kimmi Herring is going beyond the classroom to make a difference in others’ lives. On Saturday, Herring will bring her lemonade stand to the Grove to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

July 24, 2012

 
With over 200 locations across the four corners of the United States and every where in between, Pita Pit has found a new home in Oxford.
Located on North Lamar Boulevard, right off the square, owner of the new Pita Pit, Jack Brighenti, thought this would be the perfect location to provide healthy eating to both students and the Oxford community.
He is the owner of two other Pita Pits, which are located in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. His newest location is the first to open in the state of Mississippi.

 
With over 200 locations across the four corners of the United States and every where in between, Pita Pit has found a new home in Oxford.
Located on North Lamar Boulevard, right off the square, owner of the new Pita Pit, Jack Brighenti, thought this would be the perfect location to provide healthy eating to both students and the Oxford community.
He is the owner of two other Pita Pits, which are located in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. His newest location is the first to open in the state of Mississippi.

July 2, 2012

I should make clear at the beginning of this column that I am not vegan, and I’ve never had any interest in being vegan until I moved in with a family who is vegan. Well, the wife/mother of the family is vegan; her husband identifies himself as “plant strong.” All the same, I have been thrust into the world of veganism for the summer, and to be honest, I’m loving every minute of it. I haven’t had tofu yet (that I’m aware of), but I have had some fabulous food.

 
I should make clear at the beginning of this column that I am not vegan, and I’ve never had any interest in being vegan until I moved in with a family who is vegan. Well, the wife/mother of the family is vegan; her husband identifies himself as “plant strong.” All the same, I have been thrust into the world of veganism for the summer, and to be honest, I’m loving every minute of it. I haven’t had tofu yet (that I’m aware of), but I have had some fabulous food.

April 10, 2012

Beer connoisseurs throughout the state can look forward to a whole new brigade of beer this summer. A new bill (SB 2878) was approved by Gov. Phil Bryant last Thursday that will allow the sale of beer containing more than 5 percent alcohol.

 

Beer connoisseurs throughout the state can look forward to a new brigade of beer this summer. 

A new bill (SB 2878) was approved by Gov. Phil Bryant this past Thursday that will allow the sale of beer containing more than 5 percent alcohol.

The bill will allow businesses to carry beer with a higher alcohol content than is normally found in craft beers. Mississippi has been one of the strictest states regarding beer laws.

April 3, 2012

 

For years now, the whistle has been blown on the food industry in America. Thanks to people like Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver and a number of other people, the importance of knowing what’s in our food has been brought to the nation’s attention, though we sometimes ignore their advice. Most recently, there has been new debate on the food we eat, specifically on the subject of “pink slime,” or as the beef industry calls it, “lean, finely textured beef,” or “LFTB.”

 

For years now, the whistle has been blown on the food industry in America. Thanks to people like Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver and a number of other people, the importance of knowing what’s in our food has been brought to the nation’s attention, though we sometimes ignore their advice. Most recently, there has been new debate on the food we eat, specifically on the subject of “pink slime,” or as the beef industry calls it, “lean, finely textured beef,” or “LFTB.”

March 7, 2012

Something isn’t right. I’m not used to this feeling, and I don’t trust it.

 

Something isn’t right. I’m not used to this feeling, and I don’t trust it. I’m ... relaxed. I’m remarkably calm despite the number of various senior year-related activities I need to be doing right now, as well as the whole “I need a job” thing looming over my head. But I think I can get through it all now, which is a big step for me. Where did I find this newfound tranquility? Well, it’s all due to the fact that I now know exactly what the collapse of global civilization will look like.

February 5, 2012

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun; no one ever told me about the “pink slime.” 

 

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun; no one ever told me about the “pink slime.” 

November 15, 2011

Three Blind Wines is a wine tasting with a different spin: when the participants actually taste the wine, they won’t know which wine bottle they are drinking from.
At the event, groups will bring three bottles of wine, of which one bottle will be set aside as part of the grand prize.
The other two bottles will have their labels covered and used in the tasting.
The groups will then sample each other’s wine and vote on the best bottle.

October 23, 2011

 

Approximately 85 children of Oxford wait in line each Friday for their weekly ration of food to carry them through the weekend. 

But to them their hunger never dies, it continues like a river week by week. 

October 19, 2011

NewsWatch Reporter Nicholas Will reports on Paula Deen in Oxford at Square books on her book signing tour.

October 19, 2011

When it came to naming her new cookbook, “Food Network” icon Paula Deen was a little hesitant when her publishing company, Simon and Schuster, told her what they wanted the title to be. 

 

When it came to naming her new cookbook, “Food Network” icon Paula Deen was a little hesitant when her publishing company, Simon and Schuster, told her what they wanted the title to be. 

September 6, 2011

 

As the University of Mississippi student population grows, campus dining options are expanding to include a mobile Subway.

August 29, 2011

Not many people would consider the combination of catfish and cheesecake as a tailgate dish, but local chef John Currence is making Ole Miss “groving” known for it.

Not many people would consider the combination of catfish and cheesecake as a tailgate dish, but local chef John Currence is making Ole Miss “groving” known for it.
Currence’s recipe has become a front-runner for the University of Mississippi in the tailgating cookoff contest against the other 11 SEC schools.  

July 5, 2011

 

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has filed a criminal complaint with the Mississippi Attorney General’s office regarding the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) teaching with live pigs in classroom exercises.

To be allowed to perform laboratory exercises on live animals, the Animal Welfare Act requires that schools thoroughly investigate alternative methods and document why these alternatives are not used.

June 22, 2011

 

There is no denying that America has a problem with her weight and struggles to control her growing waistline.  Unfortunately, America is losing her curves and now becoming just plain fat. 

Earlier this month, in an effort to reduce the average pant size of America and improve her health, together the U.S. Department of Agriculture and first lady Michelle Obama introduced a new food icon: MyPlate. 

April 21, 2011

I am writing in response to Ann Chang’s letter to the editor printed on Tuesday, April 19. Although I recognize her ability to express her free speech, I wish to clarify her statements.

Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to Ann Chang’s letter to the editor printed on Tuesday, April 19. Although I recognize her ability to express her free speech, I wish to clarify her statements.

March 30, 2011

The Subway in the Student Union is the top grossing Subway in the district region — an area that includes 172 stores in North Mississippi, West Tennessee and parts of Arkansas.

The Subway in the Student Union is the top grossing Subway in the district region — an area that includes 172 stores in North Mississippi, West Tennessee and parts of Arkansas.

This location opened at the beginning of the fall semester and has an average of 6,500 customers a week, said Jonathan Parker, resident district manager. Of all the stores in the country, this Subway is now the 12th highest-grossing Subway.

There are 24,080 Subway locations in the U.S.

March 30, 2011

Taco lovers rejoice: Oxford now has its very own taco shop.

Taco lovers rejoice: Oxford now has its very own taco shop.

The restaurant offers more than just tacos by providing customers different and healthy food options. 

The South Depot Taco Shop is focused on providing quality food at reasonable prices, Trey Horne, co-owner of the restaurant, said.

The taco shop is based on a “build-your-own tacos and burritos” concept, but also offers quesadillas, salads and more.

March 10, 2011

Looking for a sweet treat to take your mind off of midterm exams?

Looking for a sweet treat to take your mind off of midterm exams?

Pretty Sweet is sure to fix any sweet tooth craving.

The new cupcake shop is located in the Oxford Galleria shopping center between Smoothie King and High Point Coffee.

Cousins Lashunda Terrell and Audrina Lester were inspired to open their shop by the Food Network’s show “Cupcake Wars.”

Born and raised in Oxford, the two ladies decided it was time for something different to open in Oxford.

March 8, 2011

Although spring is around the corner, many outdoor farmers markets are still closed, which can make it difficult to find fresh, local groceries.

Although spring is around the corner, many outdoor farmers markets are still closed, which can make it difficult to find fresh, local groceries.

The Farmers’ Market, a greengrocer located on North Lamar, is a one-stop shop for local produce, obscure spices, international fare and artisan meats and cheeses.

The Farmers’ Market has bushel-loads of character, from the handwoven shopping baskets to the handwritten labels describing which town, state or country the produce is from.

March 6, 2011

How to maintain healthy eating behaviors has become an overwhelming and mind-consuming dilemma. People are constantly surrounded with new eating fads that make it seem impossible to know which eating plan works or what healthy eating entails.

How to maintain healthy eating behaviors has become an overwhelming and mind-consuming dilemma. People are constantly surrounded with new eating fads that make it seem impossible to know which eating plan works or what healthy eating entails.

Fortunately, there is a way to develop healthy eating habits and maintain a balanced diet while in college, and the answers are simple and basic.

March 4, 2011

Chick-fil-A executive Bill Dunphy, who is director of coastal operations for the company, spoke to University of Mississippi students Thursday night about the company and practicing ethics in business.

Chick-fil-A executive Bill Dunphy, who is director of coastal operations for the company, spoke to University of Mississippi students Thursday night about the company and practicing ethics in business.

Dunphy said he believes that businesses should be about purpose and people.

He said Chick-fil-A in particular wants to know its customer base.   

“Leadership is about serving, not being served,” Dunphy said.   

March 3, 2011

As wonderful as farmers’ markets are, they are only open during market season.

As wonderful as farmers’ markets are, they are only open during market season.

Those who crave fresh, natural vegetables that are grown in Oxford have to wait for April to come around.

All of this will change in March when B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery and Yokna Bottoms Farm begins accepting orders and delivering to the citizens of Oxford.

B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery is a rustic store located in Water Valley.

February 16, 2011

Frozen treat lovers will get to sample another variety, as a new competitor joins the likes of TCBY, Holli’s Sweet Tooth and Ya-Ya’s Frozen Yogurt.

Frozen treat lovers will get to sample another variety, as a new competitor joins the likes of TCBY, Holli’s Sweet Tooth and Ya-Ya’s Frozen Yogurt.

Bop’s Frozen Custard opened its first location in Oxford, and shares a building with Honest Abe’s Donuts. Bop’s has twelve other locations in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Owner Lynn Inman said he learned of Bop’s when he attended a car show in Jackson. A car was sponsored by the company, and Inman said he sought to learn more about the company.