If you’ve been on the Facebook page lately, you’ve already been introduced to our new contributors Sean and Betty. We’re very excited to have them on the EatingOxford.com team. They’ll be helping to bring you even MORE Oxford food news. Below is an article about The Blind Pig from Sean. Enjoy!
By Sean D.
The Blind Pig is one of those places that few people in the Ole Miss freshman dorms know about, and there’s something to be said for that. The restaurant is perfectly secluded, but always packed.
Coming to Ole Miss, and not having visited much before, the Blind Pig is really a place that someone in the know has to show you. I remember going there for the first time sophomore year and walking down into that cool basement-like atmosphere and knowing that they had something special going on. Now, there’s not much I enjoy more than heading there to sample one of the many beers on tap before committing to something on their extensive menu.
Speaking of the menu, it’s really hard to go wrong here. The sandwich selection couldn’t have come from anyone but a ravenously hungry food genius. The Blind Pig holds nothing back when loading up everything they can think of on its sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and bar food specialties.
The standard hot dog comes topped with jalapeños, onions and mustard, but why stop there when you can get the one loaded with chili, cheese, onions, tomatoes and jalapeños? Whatever sandwiches and bar snacks you crave, your fix can be found at the Blind Pig.
I consistently find myself staring down the Cosby’s Killer Club. It has everything that makes a normal club delicious (crispy bacon, fresh deli meat, lettuce, lightly cooked red onions) plus honey mustard and the Blind Pig’s homemade chips. The chips that come on the sandwich give it a nice crunch that perfectly compliments the warm deli meat and bacon. You pair that with their sourdough hoagies and you’ve got a masterpiece.
The Blind Pig’s bar prides itself on the selection of craft beer it keeps on tap, and with beer flights for only $5.00 on Wednesdays, it’s hard not to take advantage. Ask the staff to suggest something for you if it’s overwhelming. I always ask servers to surprise me when trying beer flights because I undoubtedly get something I wouldn’t have tried otherwise, and fall in love with it. There are plenty of places on the square to get a cocktail, but the Blind Pig is the best place to find a great craft beer while snacking on some homemade Greek chips.
Overall, the Blind Pig is a laid-back experience with great food and friendly servers. I rarely turn down an opportunity to go, and I’ve never been let down. Get out there and try it for yourself and send us your feedback and pictures!
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