by Sheryl Corriveau
OXFORD – On a recent rainy Friday night, the lounge at Oxfords Casual Dining was a welcoming place. The bar was mostly full, but there was enough space for us to sit and order a drink while waiting for a table. While the lounge is dimly lit, the bottles and glasses and brushed copper bar just sparkled. The beers on tap were Wachusetts Blueberry and Blue Moon Belgian. The featured drinks included mudslides and mango mai tais. Oxfords has a good wine selection as well, and will package up unfinished bottles to take home.
by a Yankee diner
There are two stories here: the restoration of the historic Delahanty Building, and the genesis of Fins and Tales, a wonderful upscale restaurant specializing in seafood. You can't help but be impressed with both.
Located at 858 Main Street in Southbridge, the brick building is in the Gothic Victorian style and dates from 1878. It served first as the Alden dry goods business and then as the Delahanty furniture store. The first floor with its large windows was the showroom for furniture and bedding.