Rumors have been floating around Oxford for weeks now about Lamar Lounge and whether or not John Currence would be adding the restaurant to his City Grocery Restaurant Group.
The answer is yes.
However, in an interview with EatingOxford.com today, Currence says that he has every intention of keeping things status quo at the popular establishment. This means keeping the name, the atmosphere, the pricing, the now-infamous burger that everyone loves, and any staff members that choose to stay on. “I want the transition to be as seamless as possible,” says Currence. “I’ve always loved the Lamar Lounge space and that was my reason for wanting to get involved when I was approached by the owners.”
Along with Lamar Lounge menu favorites, Currence plans to offer plates featuring whole hog barbecue and items such as tamales; cheese and gravy fries; ribs; burger steak with onion gravy; and jerk chicken.
Ownership will change hands at the start of August, with Currence looking forward to turning up the smoke on some down-home barbecue.
Whole hog bbq is now available at Lamar Lounge. Check out the updated menu below.