OXFORD TOWN – Author/chef John T. Edge (gracing the Oxford Town cover this week) will be signing at Off Square Books Tuesday, May 8, at 5 p.m. Edge is making the visit to discuss and sign his new cookbook, “The New Truck Food Cookbook.” Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 977) has details about the event. (May 3, 2012, Page 9)
Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America,” visited Oxford Tuesday and Wednesday, spending time with chef John Currence and eating lunch at Mama Jo’s on North Lamar Boulevard which will be featured in an upcoming show this summer. (March 8, 2012, Page 1)
A restaurant owner, a food author and a chef will share their local entrepreneurial experiences during the next LOU Entrepreneurial Alliance meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at FNC Inc. (January 23, 2012, Page 3A)
Jean M. Shaw writes, on behalf of the L-O-U Homeless Task Force, to thank members of the community for helping make “Chili Bowl for the Soul” a success. (February 11, 2011, Page 4A)
After 15 years of serving eclectic, but always delicious dishes, the Yocona In Exile restaurant — previously Yocona River Inn — will close its doors this weekend.
Yocona in Exile was opened in Abbeville after a fire in the spring of 2009 destroyed the original restaurant, Yocona River Inn. Osborn relocated her restaurant and renamed it when she reopened it a year ago in Abbeville. The new restaurant gave the downtown area of the tiny town a spark of new life. (December 2, 2010, Page 2A)
A law aimed at cracking down on transient vendors is on hold as the Oxford Board of Aldermen tries to figure out how to word the measure in a way that it doesn’t harm small businesses, such as the popular hot dog cart frequently parked outside the Freeland Law Firm. (April 21, 2010, Page 1)