We are so excited for the first POM Choice Awards of 2019. Thank you to everyone that voted this year to make it possible! Kate Rosson, CEO of POM, says it best, “We wanted the parents to have an authentic vote - only straight from their opinions. We are thrilled with the hundreds of votes that came in. We cannot wait to do it again next year.”
Here is a recap of the winners:
For best dinner spot with your student, the winner was Ajax. This Oxford staple is located on The Square and serves some of the best downhome soul food. It is the perfect spot for casual dining when you come visit your student! They open at 11:30 sharp, and you’d best be there then if you want a table! Insider secret: they JUST started opening on Sunday!!
As well, you guys voted best BBQ in Oxford as Handy Andy! This long-time Oxford icon continues to be the best stop to grab BBQ in Oxford. The food and customer service are exceptional. Another restaurant that if you’re not there by 11:30, you’re in waiting in line. And don’t dare try to place a to-go order after 11:15. They will put the phone off the hook. Insider secret: Try their Hot Turkey, “Dressed” too!
Best Hair Salon has been voted La Rousse. This hair salon ensures you have an awesome experience. They do hair and color, blowout bar, nails, wax, lashes, and bridal services. The staff here will always make sure you are happy with your hair and experience. Insider Secret: La Rousse has for 3 recent years been named a Top 100 Salon in the US by Elle Magazine!
For best fitness studio, Orange Theory was voted best. This gym is located off Jackson Avenue. They have amazing instructors that are extremely motivating and positive. They genuinely care about their client’s health and experience.
The best place to buy a gift for your student was voted Katherine Beck. Here you can pre-order bid day baskets for your daughter. As well, they have awesome party supplies and unique gifts that your student will love! Go check it out on The Square today! As well, Katherine Beck won first place to stop and shop when arriving in Oxford and Best Rush Gift Store!
Best off-campus housing was voted as The Domain. The Domain provides the most luxurious student housing community to Ole Miss students. At the Domain, you will enjoy style, technology and fun combined with outstanding amenities in a location second to none. Stay social in our premier clubhouse. Enjoy outdoor grilling stations, group fitness classes, dedicated study rooms and a relaxed and fun lifestyle. Relax in the resident lounge with complimentary coffee.
Best place to get your Rebel Gear was voted Rebel Rags. Here they have “Anything, Everything Ole Miss.” They have the largest selection of Ole Miss Gear in the nation! They have everything from jerseys to decorations. Definitely plan on stopping by here to check out their awesome selection!
Best Tailgating Service was won by Seven South Tailgating. Here, they provide an exceptional level of professionalism and reliability. The company is owned and operated by two Ole Miss Alumni, so they understand the importance of game days done right.
Best place to find Game Day attire was voted as Neilsons. This store has been on the square since 1839. They have gifts, children clothes, accessories, shoes, men’s, women’s, and more! Here you will be sure to always find that perfect game day outfit!
Here are some of the rest:
Best Brunch Spot: BBB
Best Lunch Spot: Volta
Best Bakery: Bottletree
Best Food Truck: Fergndans Pizza
Best Place to Grab Coffee: Uptown Coffee
Best Place to get a Drink: The Graduate
Best Crawfish: Kings
Best Place to Hold a Private Events: The Graduate
Best Dental: Oxford Dental
Best Dermatologist :Dr. Lyndsey Shipp
Best Eye Doctor: Dr. Jay Shipp
Best Physical Therapy: Endurance Physical Therapy
Best Counseling Service: Grace Counseling Services
Favorite Nutrition Spot: Juva
Best Nail Salon: Nail Bar
Best Spray Tan: Hotty Toddy
Best Urgent Care: Oxford Urgent Care
Best place to help decorate your student’s dorm: Inside Discount @ Discount Building
Best on-campus student housing Tie: Martin Hall and Burns Hall
Best Storage Facility: Your Extra Closet
Best Hotel/Inn to stay in Oxford: The Graduate
Best Maintenance: Bishop Plumbing
Best Rainy-Day Activity: Malco
Best Place to Watch the Game: The Library
Best Date Night Spot TIE: City Grocery, McEwen’s, and Oxford Grill House
Best Bank for your student: Regions
Best Attorney for your Student: Nicholas Brown
Best Florist: Oxford Floral