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Published on April 25th, 2014 | by Nature Humphries

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“Sunday Funday” Just Got a Whole Lot Better … And Even More Delicious!

Grille fruitI’ve never really been a huge Sunday partier. I’ve missed out on countless backyard bar-b-ques and potlucks in favor of resting and catching up on housework and TV. But for the last few weeks, I’ve ventured out in support of our new (and long-awaited) full-service Sundays in Oxford, and I think I’ve become a “Sunday Funday” convert.

Several local spots have been opening their kitchens on Sundays all along, such as Proud Larry’s, Soulshine, Old Venice, and Rib Cage, among others. But now, the Sunday brunch and lunch options are even more varied, and patrons may enjoy a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, cold beer, or their favorite alcoholic beverage if they so choose.

CG tartareWith the new options available on Sundays, there’s bound to be something for just about anyone. If you’re a fan of breakfast, be aware that brunch ends between 2 and 3 pm, so if you are a late sleeper or just getting out of church, you’ll need to get there early. In my experience there haven’t been huge crowds, but you just never know, and I’d even go as far as to recommend reservations if you’re thinking of brunching the day after Double Decker. I’ve still got some more rounds to make in the upcoming weeks in order to sample all the luscious selections, but here’s a starter to get you salivating.

Don’t miss the grubalicious new Hill Country Gospel Brunch at City Grocery. I highly recommend the Monkey Bread, which is gooey, sweet, sticky, and irresistable. Other primo plates include the Arugula Salad, served with Beef Tartare and a Quail Egg, sandwiches, and a Chicken Stew. Seriously, you will be in pie-hole heaven.

Although they have been serving their brunch menu for a while now, Oxford GrilleCG Monkeybreadhouse has introduced a gulp-worthy “Build Your Own Bloody Mary or Mimosa Bar,” and it really is something special. For the mimosa, your server or bartender will provide you with a glass of champagne and direct you to an inviting table where cut fruit and berries await you. Top it off with one of the fresh fruit purées et voila! you have your very own creation to accompany your Grillehouse meal of Eggs Benedict or Chicken & Waffles.

grille spicyAround the corner, Tre Amici is serving up some Steak n’ Eggs as well as some bountiful omelets, biscuits and gravy, and of course French Toast. Wash it all down with a $4 Mimosa or a sweet Bellini.

Newcomer-to-the-Square Locals has gotten in on the brunch fun as well, and their Shrimp & Grits is heaven on a plate. Try some of their unique Sweet Potato Biscuits and you have yourself a bona-fide taste fiesta.

So try out a Sunday Funday now and then. And be extra nice to the service workers who are taking care of you!

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About the Author

Nature Humphries is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after spending time in the United States Navy. She has also worked in the restaurant industry for many years as a server and a bartender. Nature graduated from Ole Miss in 2007 with a degree in English and Modern Languages.



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