A Quick Update…


OK, I’ve been out of town for a week, and as usual, the food news didn’t stop while I was away. I’m including a list below of the latest happenings to help keep everyone informed. More to come!

  • After 40 years, Larson’s Big Star will soon become CashSaver Cost Plus Food Outlet (the owners will remain the same)
  • Owner Jason Plunk closed his bar, Taylor’s Pub, this past week
  • According to rumors, a Krystal Burger may be opening in the new Exxon station going up on Hwy 6
  • The third location of Lusa Pastry Cafe, located in the Belk shopping center, is scheduled to open on January 22
  • The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Pantry fundraiser is gearing up for February 7 (more details to come).

New Menus at Lusa Pastry Cafe

Lusa Pastry Cafe has introduced updated menus for breakfast and lunch, which include new sandwiches and a daily soup menu.

The newly expanded restaurant and Portuguese bakery is open Tuesday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A new Facebook group page has also been setup here.

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Portuguese Bakery and Cafe Opens in Oxford

It’s always so exciting when a different style of food becomes available here in Oxford. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy fried catfish, dumplings and crawfish etouffee as much as the next guy, but I also believe that variety is the spice of life.

When I saw the menu for Lusa Pastry Cafe, which just opened on North Lamar, I immediately began marking the menu items I wanted to try. I may start with an assortment of Portuguese cookies and puff pastries (to share, of course). Then there are tempting sandwiches such as The Prosciutto with prosciutto, smoked Gouda, tomato and red onion, and The Panado with breaded pork, lettuce tomato and mayo. Good thing the place is open on Sunday!

Lusa Pastry Cafe will be open Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find more information on the Facebook page here.