An EatingOxford.com reader recently sent in a tip that a new outpost of pita sandwich chain The Pita Pit will be opening in four to six weeks at 309 N. Lamar Blvd. in the old Boure locale. This will be the first Pita Pit location in Mississippi.
Popular in college towns across the country, The Pita Pit offers a variety of pita sandwiches filled with meat, veggies, breakfast favorites and more. Soups, salads and smoothies will also be available.
Check out the full menu here.
UPDATE: Pita Pit is scheduled to open May 10.
I’d like to think that it was all of the comments here on EatingOxford.com that inspired the owners of Round Table on the Square to start a plate lunch offering and a soon-to-come breakfast option. You have to give credit to an establishment that listens to what the people want and acts quickly on it.
The weekly plate lunch options include:
- Monday: Meatloaf
- Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
- Wednesday: Stuffed Pork Loin
- Thursday: Fried Chicken and Spaghetti
- Friday: Hamburger Steak
Breakfast is coming soon and will be served all day.
UPDATE 12/4: The plate lunch and breakfast menu is in full swing at Round Table on the Square. Breakfast is currently being served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and will soon be available all day (personally, I’m looking forward to trying the chicken and waffles I spotted on the menu). Bit of a sad tale about my lunch the other day…I made it a point to save a good portion of my meal for nighttime leftovers, and when I was mere steps from the restaurant door I dropped the takeout box and had to bid farewell to my planned late-night snack. Such a bummer! Lesson: always hold onto your to-go box with both hands!
grilled cheese with caramelized onions
seared pork chop
mac and cheese with sweet potato hash
When making lunch plans, it’s often common to discount a bakery, thinking that they only offer muffins, croissants and coffee. Thankfully, here in Oxford, the owners of our bakeries understand that Oxonians require more than bread for sustenance.
Bottletree Bakery on Van Buren Avenue is one such bakery, offering sausage biscuits, fruit cups and granola for breakfast along with a full lineup of soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch, including smoked turkey, chicken salad, roast beef, tuna salad and more. A chalkboard out front displays the ever-changing daily soup and sandwich special as well.
Bottletree Bakery hours are Tuesday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
In my opinion, there’s always room for another breakfast spot on a lazy Sunday morning. Happily, Honey Bee Bakery (thehoneybeebakery.com) is now offering brunch all day long on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (Fri. 7-5, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 9-2).
The new fall brunch menu features items such as butter pecan pancakes, bananas foster french toast, ambrosia, French press coffee and fresh orange juice.
Did someone say pancakes?