Tag: Uptown

Slow Down

2:45 a.m. on May 4 “Slow down, man,” says the kid waiting in front of me at the register. The air is fruity and the lights are soft in the Oxford Hookah Lounge. He blinks slowly, giving his eyelids a few moments to travel back up to an inebriated resting position. He’s wearing a short-sleeve, red and black button-up shirt with a dragon on the back. His hair is styled into a little tuft at the front. “Just slow down,” he slurs, like I might not have heard him the first time. *  *  * 3:00 a.m. on May...

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An Introvert's Guide to Uptown

Your friend says, “Hey, let’s go Uptown tonight!” If your first reaction is clammy hands and blood deserting your face fast enough to make your head spin, fear not: there are other people like you. For those who aren’t particularly fond of being surrounded by swaying sweat-machines and sticky floors, Uptown can be a difficult place to navigate. However, it is not impossible. Here are a few tips to guide my fellow introverts through the tumultuous streets that make up Oxford’s Uptown. Avoid the Bar-muda Triangle The area that stretches between Brick Street, 45 East, and The Woods/New Bar...

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What’s in a Name? The People Behind the Bagels at B&D

While many of the orders may come in as drunken yelps across a counter, the dozens of sandwiches at Oxford’s Bagel & Deli shop all have a story. For more than 40 years, Bagel & Deli has been steaming up fresh and unique bagel sandwiches for its loyal student fan club and local customers. These sandwiches are known not only for their delectable taste, but also for their creative names. From the Tonya Harding Club to the Crunch and Munch, these sandwiches are legendary. Wondering where the names and recipes came from? Meet the masterminds who created them. Missy’s Bloodbath...

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