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OXFORD, Miss. — There is something comforting about returning home. Even the best writers sometimes struggle to explain the feelings that come over them when crossing the state — and then the county line — of home.
Whether it has been a few days, months, or even years, going back to Mississippi and seeing that OXFORD city limit sign always fills my heart with joy.
In a community like Oxford, I think you find support in life’s victories and comfort in its defeats. Every college town has its traditions, but out of all the places I have travelled to, Ole Miss and Oxford still make me fall in love all over again — every single time I come home — with the town, the school, and the game of football.
So for me, it was a simple that on this Homecoming week’s ‘Taste of the Game’ that I go back to the place where it started for me over 15 years ago: Ajax Diner.
‘If these walls could talk,’ as the old saying goes. I have shared so many wonderful moments at this ol’ joint, and I can’t wait to experience more there in the future. I could literally order anything off this menu and not think twice. Randy and his awesome staff are always cooking up something good.
Here are just a few of my favorite picks!
Red Bean Rolls: Egg rolls stuffed with red beans & rice, green onion and pepper jack cheese. Served with our spiced sour cream
The Ronzo Salad: Smoked catfish, toasted pecans, crumbled bleu cheese, purple hull peas and corn served over mixed greens.
Roast Beef & Gravy PoBoy
4-veggie Plate (The sides list is endless with southern comfort goodness that will fill you up alone)
Chocolate Chess Pie
Whether you have been a lifelong patron or are in town for your first gameday in Oxford, there is no place like the comfort and good eats you’ll find when you go to Ajax.
Welcome home Rebels!
For a full menu or to order online. https://ajaxdiner.com/
Monday – Thursday:
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
118 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.