John Currence Purchases Lamar Lounge

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A preview of what’s to come….

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 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.

Update 8/25:

Whole hog bbq is now available at Lamar Lounge. Check out the updated menu below.

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Lamar Lounge Expands Menu

After a few weeks of burgers only at the recently opened Lamar Lounge at 1309 N. Lamar, the menu has expanded to include items such as shrimp etouffee, beer-battered gulf shrimp, and a blackened chicken sandwich.

While the burger has been a favorite among many Lamar Lounge patrons, the additional offerings are sure to attract those looking for some variety.

Check out the full menu above or call 513-6197 for more information.

Mystery Building on North Lamar?

Been wondering what’s being built at 1309 North Lamar?

The two-story building will soon be a new restaurant and bar with a back patio and ample parking called The Lamar Lounge.

There’s no opening date yet and the menu is still being constructed.

Stay tuned for further information.

UPDATE 8/22/12: Lamar Lounge is now open.