Bh-Dey-Guh Case

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Bodega (boh-dey-guh), noun: a small grocery store in an urban area. An American Spanish word with Latin roots—apothēca meaning storehouse. It is described as a “compact deli with limited seating supplying made-to-order sandwiches in vibrant digs”. In Oxford, Ohio, La Bodega sits on High Street. Sandwiched between the McDonald’s subsidiary Chipotle, the local incense shop (or place to buy rolling papers, pieces, and other smoking accessories) WildBerry and Cincinnati based ice cream store Graeter’s, the sandwich shop offers students, faculty and residents alike a delectable bite contradictory to the homogenous chains at one’s disposal on High Street.

the outside
From the outside, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., the green and purple wood paneled
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Deli sides come in three different sizes —cup, bowl, pint or what I like to refer as “hungry, hungrier, and hungriest.” Filling these styrofoam containers can be a difficult task, as options are plentiful. The selection ranges from fruit salad, Greek deli salad (feta, tomatoes, artichokes and olives… yum), macaroni salad, chicken salad, lemon tahini hummus, kale tabouli, egg salad, Caprese salad, and often times other choices.

yes way, entrées
The shop’s entrée selections can vary. All items are homemade and when heated, resemble a home cooked meal, melting in one’s mouth and warming bodies as the food deliciously trickles down throats. Sometimes the selection is vast including lasagna, grilled chicken breasts, spanakopita (aka that Greek phyllo pastry filled with a spinach and feta core), eggplant parmesan, spicy macaroni and cheese, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, pot pies, pulled pork, quiche of the day and more. Often times the cases showcase new items enticing regulars to deviate from their go-to
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