Tim Woodard, owner and chef of the new Little Easy Express Lunches and Catering at 3 CR 215, HWY 30 E (inside Littlejohn’s Quickmart) tells EatingOxford.com that he was inspired to open his restaurant because he “wanted to provide reasonably priced, high-quality plate lunches for those who are too busy to cook or spend half of their lunch breaks waiting on mediocre food to be prepared.” He says that, oftentimes, as a working professional in higher education for the past 10 years at the University of Mississippi, he didn’t have time to cook his favorite comfort foods, and nowhere to buy a reasonably priced meal. “I’m a self taught cook, and before working at the University of Mississippi, I worked at Danvers, Cedars, and Panini The Oxford Catering Company; over the years I’ve catered many events for personal friends.”
Little Easy Express Lunches and Catering is open Monday through Saturday, serving freshly prepared plate lunches, soups, salads and desserts. Most items on the menu are made from scratch, and Tim says that he buys local whenever possible. In addition to the restaurant, Little Easy offers catering for business meetings, office parties, family reunions, tailgating and more.
The current menu can be found above, which will be available for the next couple of weeks. Future menu items will include grits and grillades; jalepeno cheese grits; gumbo; red beans and rice; and heat-and-serve meals.