Chicken fans have a new joint to check out for fingers and fixins. Bojangles, located at the intersection of Alabama 21 and Hamric Drive, opened up across the street from Quintard Mall two weeks ago. Bojangles serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Down at the Oxford Exchange, the old Golden Rule Barbecue location has traded in its smokehouse for seafood, reopening Monday as an Ezell’s Fish Camp. Ezell’s menu feature catfish, stuffed crab, crawfish, gumbo and more seafood staples, as well as Southern land lover favorites like frog legs and chicken livers. Call 256-835-5300 or visit online at www.ezellscamp.com for more information.
And to satisfy your sweet tooth, Oxford has also welcomed a new cupcake shop. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery opened last month in Creekside South Shopping Center across Hamric Drive from Quintard Mall. The nationwide bakery has been featured on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and on ABC’s “The View.” Smallcakes is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Visit online at www.smallcakescupcakery.com.
Time to toss the Thanksgiving leftovers
If you haven't eaten the leftovers from last week’s Thanksgiving feast, then it's time to toss them. Health and safety experts recommend that after three to four days, they be eaten, discarded or frozen.
Each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that one out of six Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. And the Thanksgiving holiday offers prime conditions with shared food preparation, transportation and incorrect storage of leftovers.
Typical symptoms of food-borne illness are vomiting, diarrhea and flu-like symptoms, which can start anywhere from hours to several days after contact with an infected person, or after consuming contaminated food or drinks.