Handy Andy Grocery is catty-cornered from the antique shop I had just left my wife Marcela at. While I’m always constantly looking for things to add to my collection, Marcela is much more thorough than I am which generally leaves me with free time to visit the surrounding area.
This is a locals spot, everyone knows everyone except for me of course. I’m ok with it since I’m very focused on taking in a great experience like this. I sit quietly near where everyone is placing their orders and wait patiently for mine to be ready.
He calls my ticket number, I pick up my tray and take my seat in the VIP area.
I love it when Fries are served in a “sack” type bag. I like that they served Crinkle Cut Fries which seem like they go perfectly with BBQ. The Fries were just fries. I ate a few before I decide I should put a dent into the other things I ordered.
You can have a Fried Hot Dog at Handy Andy but since this is “Real Pit Bar-B-Q” then I’d prefer one with some char. The dog is a red hot split, charred & served on a soft squishy hamburger bun with some yellow mustard. It doesn’t get much simpler and tastier than that.
I may have ordered a bit too much to finish in one sitting. I come to this realization only when I’m done polishing off the dog.
I pick up the BBQ Sandwich which is pretty hefty. It had the right amount of Slaw for me which is not too much. You pick up the smokiness of the beef along with a crunch and creaminess of the slaw for a well-balanced bite. The Baked Beans also came with the infused smoke and are right up there with some of the best I’ve had. I’m not a Tots guy but they tasted just like they should.
Which now brings me to the Double Cheeseburger. So I unwrap it and find a deformed bun with a meat finger sticking out of it and some melted cheese webs, in other words….a beauty. The char on this fella was so great that I can’t even describe it. I added no condiments and had it as is with only the melty neon cheese. It’s the kinda Burger that leaves you longing for another once you’ve finished it. Bravo.
If Marcela had made it here before I was done I would have also tried the Ribs and Banana Pudding. It’s ok though, this now sets up plans to make a stop next time I’m in Oxford.
He Really Is:
Handy Andy Grocery
800 N Lamar Blvd #5 Oxford, MS 38655