Movie Night at Lamar Lounge Every Monday

    Join us at Lamar Lounge each Monday for a movie, free popcorn and a drink special beginning at 9:30pm. Check back often for updates or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Upcoming Movies:

    5/12: Being John Malkovich

    5/19: Blues Brothers

    5/26: M*A*S*H: The Movie

    6/2: Trading Places

    6/9: Coming to America

    6/16: Pretty Woman

    6/23: Enter the Dragon

    6/30: Independence Day

    7/7: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels


    City Grocery Hosts Guest Chef Donald Link on March 12th

    On March 12th, City Grocery will be hosting guest chef, Donald Link, Executive Chef of HerbsaintCochonButcherCalcasieu and Pêche in New Orleans. He will be celebrating the release of his new cookbook, Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything, which is scheduled to release in February of 2014. Chef Link will create a four course, family-style dinner featuring recipes from his new cookbook.

    Blue Crab Beignets
    Baked Proveletta
    Pork Rillon, Onion Jam

    Course 1:
    Olive Poached Tuna
    Kumquats, Chilies, Broccoli, Mint Cous Cous

    Course 2:
    Grilled Boneless Lamb Saddle
    Sweet & Sour Spring Onions, Tasso, White Bean Gratin

    Course 3:
    Coconut Pie
    Salted Caramel Ice Cream, McGraw’s Chocolate Cookies

    Personalized copies of Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything will be available for purchase the night of the dinner.

    Date: March 12, 2014

    Price: $70 with pairings/ $60 without pairings

    Reservations are encouraged.

    Please contact City Grocery at 662.232.8080 for reservations.

    Chef Vishwesh Bhatt to Prepare Dinner at Johnson & Wales in Miami

    Chef Vishwesh Bhatt has been selected as a Distinguished Visiting Chef to travel to the Johnson & Wales campus in North Miami, January 30th- 31st. The program was established to honor outstanding culinarians, and provide an expanded learning experience for current culinary students. Chef Bhatt will be presenting two demonstrations and work with the students to prepare a 4-course menu for 50-65 guests. The event funds help raise scholarship money for students pursuing a degree in teh Culinary Arts. Chef Bhatt’s menu will consist of:


    Carawy Spiked Pimento Cheese Fritters

    Chicken and Mushroom Pate, Toasted Baguette, Pickled Apple Relish

    Blue Point Oysters, Tangerine-Chile Mignonette


    Local Carrot, Beet and Crispy Black Eye Pea Salad, Spiced Buttermilk Dressing


    Mustard Seed & Ghee Seared Scallops, Lime Roasted

    Cauliflower, Curry Leaf Buerre Blanc


    Roasted Hook & Line Caught Wild Striped Bass, Grits

    Khichadi, Collard Greens, Peanut Vinaigrette


    Guava Mousse, Cashew Brittle

    City Grocery Restaurant Group Participates in Oxford Restaurant Week

    Oxford Restaurant Week will be held January 26th- February 1st and is a week long celebration of local food and charities. Each time you dine at a participating restaurant, you will have the chance to vote for a local charity. The charity with the most votes at the end of the week will receive a check for $5,000.

    City Grocery Restaurant Group will be providing different specials at each of the restaurants throughout the week:

    City Grocery: 4 course prix fixe menu with or without pairings ($65/ $50)

    Bouré: Soup/ Salad/ Grilled Cheese ($10) (The soup and salad will change daily)

    Big Bad Breakfast: 15% off the entire bill Monday- Thursday only

    Snackbar: 4 course prix fixe menu with or without pairings ($65/ $50)

    All specials are dine- in only.

    Gift Card Order Form

    City Grocery Restaurant Group 2013 Tailgate Order Form

    Fourth Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook Off

    The 4th annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-off is set to take place on Friday, May 31st in Biloxi, Mississippi. The cooking competition will feature Mississippi’s talented chefs during a four hour long heated cook off. Competing chefs will highlight fresh, sustainable Mississippi Gulf Seafood to a group of local judges. This year, twelve chefs will be allowed to compete, as compared to six chefs in the previous years.

    The winning chef will have the honor of representing Mississippi in the Great American Seafood Cook-­-Off in New Orleans on August 3, 2013. GASCO showcases top chefs from around the country competing against one another, each with the goal of creating the winning, signature dish using domestic seafood native to their state.

    This year, John Currence has selected Tyler Edwards, of Snackbar to represent City Grocery Restaurant Group in the competition.  Tyler began working as an intern fresh out of culinary school and has trained under Vishwesh Bhatt, since Snackbar opened its doors in 2009.  In just four years, the very young and talented Tyler has come up through the ranks and is now Sous Chef at Snackbar.

    CGRG has taken home the gold 3 times:
    John Currence won the GASCO cook in 2008
    Vishwesh Bhatt MSSCO in 2010
    Heath Johnson (former chef) MSSCO in 2011

    Stay tuned for details and wish Tyler good luck!

    City Grocery’s 21st Annual New Year’s Eve Dinner

    City Grocery will celebrate its 21st New Year’s Eve with a five course chef’s tasting menu, created by our Chef d’Cuisine, Jesse Houston……


    Hoppin’ John
    black eyed pea puree, rice cracker, ham pop rocks, micro collards
    pairing: TBD by John Currence

    Oysters, Champagne & Caviar
    alabama rope cultured oysters, satsuma/champagne sorbet, paddlefish roe
    pairing: TBD by John Currence

    Greens, Eggs & “Spam”
    BBB braised collard greens, 63 degree egg, potted beef terrine, mustard frills, croutons
    pairing: TBD by John Currence

    crispy skin roasted pork belly, chestnut spaetzle, chanterelle mushrooms, pepper jelly
    pairing: TBD by John Currence

    “Caramel Cake”
    saffron cake, brown butter gelato, salted caramel, candied sage
    pairing: TBD by John Currence

    Now accepting reservations
    Please call City Grocery for reservations 662-232-8080
    $85 per person with pairings plus tax & gratuity
    $60 per person without pairings plus tax & gratuity

    BIG BAD Pop-Ups!

    City Grocery presents: BIG BAD Pop-Ups! An entire MONTH dedicated to street foods. Join Guest Chefs Eli Kirshtein of Top Chef fame (Atlanta, GA), Kelly English of Restaurant Iris (Memphis, TN), Andrew Ticer and Micheal Hudman of Hog and Hominy (Memphis, TN), and your very own Chef John Currence (aka Big Bad Chef) of City Grocery, Snackbar, Bouré, Big Bad Breakfast and Main Event, as they prepare mouth watering, over the top food for your enjoyment and entertainment.

    Each Chef will be serving for 4 nights (Wednesday through Saturday) for 4 solid weeks as City Grocery is closed for renovations.

    Expect to see 4 types of cuisines: Israeli Street Food, Louisiana Cookin’, Italian Cooking with Southern Roots, and kicked up American Classics.

    This week: Kelly English of Restaurant Iris

    Please call 662-232-8080 for more information

    Doors Open at 5:30 serving til 10pm
    No reservations, walk in only
    The Main Event
    1005 North Lamar
    Ox, MS

    Be sure to follow City Grocery on Facebook and Twitter @citygroceryoxms for more details!

    Gift Baskets from City Grocery Restaurant Group Available Now!

    City Grocery Restaurant Group is now accepting orders for our holiday gift baskets. We have several delicious items to fit all budgets.  All items are custom made by our little elves at The Main Event Catering Kitchen. Baskets are available for pick up beginning December 3 until December 21.  Contact our corporate office at 662-234-9300 with any questions or you can click here to download an order form and fax it to our office at 662-234-9307.