Snackbar’s New Years Bash!

    Come and celebrate Snackbar’s 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Bash!  We will ring in the New Year with a special 5 course menu prepared by Chef, Vishwesh Bhatt.


    Caramelized Leeks and Yukon Gold Potato Soup, Truffled Potato Chip, Razorback Caviar, Dill Crème Fraiche


    Shredded Duck Confit and Black Eye Pea Gallette, Pickled Pear and Mustard Green Slaw, Curried Mustard


    Crispy Pan Fried Jumbo Mississippi Wild Caught Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crab and Sweet Potato Hash, Curry Leaf Beurre Blanc


    Cider Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib, Apple/Bacon/Cheddar Gratin, Tobacco Onion Rings


    Cardamom/ Saffron Poached Pear in Phyllo Cup, Diplomat Cream

    Now accepting reservations 662-236-6363
    $50 per person plus tax and gratuity

    20th annual NYE celebration at City Grocery

    City Grocery will celebrate its 20th New Year’s Eve with a five course chef’s tasting menu, created by our Big Bad Chef, John Currence…..


    Louisiana Choupique Caviar
    crispy chive/potato pancake, sweet onion,
    brown family dairy sour cream
    G.H. Mumm Carte Classique NV

    Cream of Celery “She Crab” Soup
    homemade old bay oyster crackers,
    pickled jumbo lump blue crab
    Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2005

    Roasted Garlic/Rosemary Poulet Rouge
    fried vegetable rice cake
    Perrin Reserve Cote Du Rhone 2006

    Braised Beef Cheek/Chestnut Ragout
    black pepper gnudi, taleggio powder
    Stag’s Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

    Salted Caramel Mousse
    stewed winter apples, sweet corn crumble, sugar shard
    Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

    Now accepting reservations
    Please call City Grocery for reservations
    $85 per person plus tax & gratuity

    Bouré Grand Opening Friday, 11/18!

    The much anticipated opening of the new Bouré will be Friday, 11/18!  Just in time for LSU weekend!  Owners John Currence & Stefano Capomazza purchased the historic Downtown Grill building last April, and have been working tirelessly to give Bouré a new look and more importantly a new home.  The styling for Bouré was an incredible collaborative effort between Currence, Capomazza & the team at Ai3, an architectural firm based in Atlanta, GA.

    Esthetically speaking, Bouré is a completely new restaurant, but don’t you worry…the menu remains the same!  We may have a few surprises up our sleeve in months to come with new menu items, but a note to our loyal clientele… you can still come by and get your favorite Bouré Burger or Shrimp & Grits!  We can’t wait for you to see our new digs!

    110 Courthouse Square
    Oxford, MS 38655
    (662) 234-1968

    City Grocery Hosts guest chef Hugh Acheson

    City Grocery will be hosting guest chef, Hugh Acheson in celebration of the release of his cookbook, A New Turn in the South. Chef Acheson will create a four course menu featuring items from his new cookbook. Proceed’s from the dinner will benefit, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.


    Roasted Carrot & Beet Salad with Feta, Parsley and Cumin Vinaigrette
    Ipsum, Spain

    Frogmore Stew
    Cal Blanca Tempranillo, Spain

    Braised Quail with Leeks, Dates & Cider
    Kermit Lynch Cote du Rhone, France

    Pecan and Pear Flip Cake
    Belstar Prosecco, Italy

    Where:  City Grocery
    When:  December 6th
    Price:     $65 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity
    Personalized copies of Hugh’s book will be available at City Grocery

    Reservations are now being accepted: (662) 232-8080

    Fourth Annual Viking Range Lecture

    Before heading to City Grocery for the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry on Tuesday, September 20th…Why not start your evening with a free lecture hosted by The Southern Foodways Alliance?

    This year’s lecturer, James E. McWilliams, is an associate professor of history at Texas State University and a recent fellow in the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University.  He is the author of four books, most recently Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly.(Little Brown, June 2009). His other books include American Pests: Our Futile Attempt to Conquer the Insect Empire from Colonial Times to the Death of DDT (Columbia, 2008) and A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America (Columbia, 2005).  The event is free and open to the public.  Questions? E-mail

    Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.
    Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
    University of Mississippi

    Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

    City Grocery will be hosting Top Chef Masters 2011 winner Floyd Cardoz for the Share Our Strength’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungry on September 20th & 21st.  Share Our Strength is a national organization working to end childhood hunger in the United States.  During the week of September 18th-24th, participating restaurants across the country will raise funds through a variety of ways to benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign.  City Grocery’s proceeds from those two dinners will benefit No Kid Hungry.

    The evening will include a four course chef’s wine dinner with menu created by Floyd Cardoz and wine pairings selected by Chef Currence.  The menu will focus on fresh, local and sustainable ingredients.  Words can not express our excitement for Floyd’s arrival!  These dinners are not to be missed and we hope to see you there…


    Heirloom Tomato Salad, Toasted Coriander and Thai Basil
    2010 Riff Pinot Grigio delle Venezie

    Grilled Gulf Shrimp, Radishes and Fennel
    2009 Domaine Luquet Bourgogne Blanc

    Braised Short Ribs and Seared Strip Steak, Oat Risotto and Kale
    2008 Shooting Star Pinot Noir (CA)

    Vanilla Bean Kulfi, Strawberries and Mint
    2009 Tintero Moscato D’asti

    Where:  City Grocery
    When:   September 20th & 21st
    Price:     $65 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

    Reservations are now being accepted: (662) 232-8080

    New York City Wine & Food Festival

    The fourth annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine takes place September 29 – October 2, 2011. All of the net proceeds of the Festival are going to benefit charity. The Festival is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City, fighting hunger in the five boroughs; and Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America.

    The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is the only festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs. Mirroring the charitable component of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, the New York City festival benefits the hunger relief programs Food Bank for New York City and Share Our Strength.  To check out the lineup of chefs and events.. click here

    John’s participation in the festival is on Friday between 9pm-midnight at the event, Fried, hosted by Tyler Florence and Elizabeth Karmel. The event will be a walk-around tasting focusing on fried chicken and will take place at Hill Country BBQ.
    View the list of participating chefs at Fried.

    For more information about the New York City Wine and Food Festival, visit their website.

    Heath heads to nola for the Great American Seafood Cook-off!

    Heath Johnson, Chef d’Cuisine is heading to New Orleans to compete in The Great American Seafood Cook Off on August 6th.  Now in its eighth year, it has featured many celebrity chefs as well as some up and coming, rising star chefs.  The event emphasizes the importance of cooking with domestic seafood and encourages the support of American fisherman and local economies.

    Heath was asked to compete after his Gold Medal win in the Mississippi Seafood Cook Off earlier this summer.  With the State gold behind him, he follows John Currence’s footsteps as winner of the 2008 Great American Seafood Cook Off.  Best of luck Heath!

    The Great American Seafood Cook Off will take place on Saturday, August 6th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans during the Louisiana Foodservice Expo.   The Cook-Off is open to the public and tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.  Opening ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. and closing ceremonies will be at 4 p.m.  Participating chefs will create unique dishes with domestic seafood, and utilize fish that’s native to their home state.

    For more informaiton on The Great American Seafood Cook Off, visit their site.

    Share Our Strength, A Tasteful Pursuit Dinner

    On Sunday, July 31, John Currence heads to Nashville to join Executive Chef Tyler Brown, of the Capitol Grille along with a group of award-winning southern chefs, for an event with Share Our Strength in the fight to end childhood hunger in America.  This dinner and auction, hosted by The Hermitage Hotel for the past four years, has highlighted the fact that, in the state of Tennessee alone, almost 30% of children go to bed hungry each night.

    Joining Chef Tyler Brown for this special evening are:

    John Currence of City Grocery Restaurant Group, MS

    Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner, Raleigh, NC

    Hal Holden-Bache of Eastland Café, Nashville, TN

    Anne Quatrano of Abattoir, Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, Quinones, and Star Provisions, Atlanta, GA

    Tandy Wilson of City House, Nashville, TN

    The evening begins with a silent auction and reception at 6:00 PM in the lobby of The Hermitage Hotel.  Next is an amazingly creative, multi-course dinner and live auction at 7:00 PM held in the hotel’s historic Grand Ballroom.  Tickets for the evening are $150 per person.  Reservations are required.  Contact Andrea Agalloco at or 202-478-6528 with any questions.  Click here to make your reservations today.

    Bouré welcomes new operations manager

    Bouré is expected to move into its new space on the Square sometime in mid fall of this year.  With the new restaurant space, comes many new and exciting changes.  City Grocery Restaurant Group welcomes new Operations Manager, Phillip Chaney to Bouré.  Although Phillip was born and raised in Tupelo, MS he moved to Oxford 20 years ago to attend the University of Mississippi, and found he would make Oxford his home.  Phil comes to us with over 18 years in the restaurant industry.  His job history in Oxford includes long periods of time at each Old Venice Pizza Company, and Newks Express Café.  He has experience as a kitchen manager, general manager, director of quality control, and opening and branding new restaurants. He is a wealth of knowledge and we are thrilled to have him as part of our team!

    Phil is married and has been for 10 years and has two little boys.