Visit the Augusta Restaurant in Oxford, IA
We have a fabulous restaurant in Oxford, IA. It was opened by Ben and Jeri (not THE Ben and Jeri) who moved here after they lost everything in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. I moved to our small town a year after they opened and had heard rave reviews about their restaurant. The first year they opened they won the award for best tenderloin (an Iowa staple) in the whole state of Iowa. While their tenderloin is wonderful, my favorite dishes are the ones where Ben mixes a bit of Cajun with the downhome goodness of Iowa favorites. I also love the red beans and rice (reminds me of New Orleans), their alligator etouffee, and I finish nearly every meal with some chocolate beignets! If you choose to come to the Augusta you won't be disappointed.