Matthew McConaughey did not rent out City Grocery, but Texas real estate developer Blake Tartt III is throwing a huge party for 600 of his closest friends at The Powerhouse tonight. Open to the public is the Welcome Rebel party at The Lyric tonight at 8 p.m. (September 14, 2012, Page 3A)
Luke and Elizabeth Heiskell moved to Oxford and started their farm, Woodson Ridge Farms, in 2011. Their farm and their love of Oxford has continued to steadily grow ever since. (August 10, 2012, Page 1B, 3B)
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)
During a special meeting of the Oxford Board of Aldermen Monday, the board agreed to send a letter to three Square restaurants informing them that they need to either build a second exit or keep their capacity down to 49 or face sanctions for violating state fire codes. (December 7, 2011, Page 2)
Outstanding in the Field is described as “a roving culinary adventure,” a kind of restaurant without walls. The founders of this moveable feast promote the use of local produce in local meals prepared by local chefs to be enjoyed by local foodies.
Roughly 150 people took part in the special $180-per-ticket dinner which celebrated not just the chef who prepared the meal, but also the farmer and the fields that helped produce the meal.
As people drank a glass of Riesling, they watched as chef John Currence walked through the garden, selecting peppers, radishes and other vegetables to help add to the meal. (October 8, 2010, Page 1B)
Driving through the Square during peak traffic times may be easier due to new commercial loading zones Oxford officials are instituting. Changes affecting Square businesses as well as delivery companies were announced Thursday by Mayor Pat Patterson. (July 30, 2010, Page 1A)
Chef John Currence was awarded the 2010 Restaurateur of the Year by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association during an awards ceremony Monday.
The association accepted open nominations from operators throughout the state. The list of restaurateurs was reduced to a group of six finalists, including Currence. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A)