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7 May


The blog has moved to its new home at, where it is now integrated into one site with the Restaurant Guide. No more toggling between sites; everything is now in one place.

See you there!

Liz Barrett,

Ravine Announces New Website and Wine Pairing Dinner

24 Jan

new ravine website

In addition to an upcoming wine pairing, Ravine co-owner Joel Miller has announced the debut of a fresh, new website for the restaurant. Along with information about Ravine and local purveyors, you’ll also find links to a new winter menu and Wednesday tapas lineup.

As for the next wine pairing, scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m., Miller and Shanna Flaschka  have chosen the theme “Opposites Attract” and will be pairing wines with foods not typically considered to be a match.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 662-234-4555. Cost is $30 per person.

Ravine on Urbanspoon

Hungry Oxford Project

4 May

A group of Ole Miss students have been working on a project called Hungry Oxford recently. If you haven’t checked it out yet, do yourself a favor and go to the website here. Over a six week period they’ve been assigned to cover several eateries around Oxford and they’re doing a fabulous job!

Drop them a note if you like what they’re doing and maybe one or two will be encouraged to open their own restaurant or pursue food journalism.

A History of Oxford Restaurants

29 Jul

I just came across a fun group on Facebook called Restaurant History of Oxford, Mississippi. And for those of us who haven’t lived here all of our lives, it’s an interesting page to read about all of the old restaurants that used to be here in town (Danver’s, Smitty’s, Joe’s Hamburgers, Sloth’s, Mr. Oliver’s Pink Crustacean, etc.). The list goes on and on.

Check it out when you get a chance, and add your own memories to the list.


Ferdinands is Open

8 Jun

You can stop wondering what’s going to take the place of the closed Petit Milletts, because Ferdinands Restaurant & Bar, owned by Ben and Ashley Lindsey, is now open.

The menu at Ferdinands features items such as crab dip, bruschetta, seared tuna salad, pulled pork sliders, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, fresh-squeezed juices and homemade desserts.

Oxford vegetarians will be pleased to find several items on the menu for them as well: portabello sliders, a veggie wrap, grilled cheese and a veggie pot pie.

Hours are Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (late night bar menu Thursday to Saturday 9:30 p.m. to midnight)

The full menu can be found online here.

Ferdinands Restaurant and Bar on Urbanspoon

New Website Posts Daily Specials

11 May

A new website called Frugal Faulkner alerts Oxford residents to sales and specials going on around town, including those being offered in local restaurants. Check out the site here and start planning your next meal out—at a discount!

Petit Millets Opens at End of August

14 Jul

After nearly a year of sitting empty, the space that once housed Blue Pan Grille at 302 South 11th Street (behind the Lyric) is getting a new inhabitant—petit Milletts. Curiosity was piqued recently when flyers were posted in the windows of the restaurant; passersby began inquiring about the type of food that would be served and the meaning behind the restaurant’s name.

The brainchild of former University Club executive chef and 13-year culinary veteran Wesley Turnage, petit Milletts will offer French bistro cuisine with a southern twist when it opens its doors the last week of August. Menu items will include fare such as Aubergines Croquant (crispy eggplant topped with roasted tomato, goat cheese, hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs); Rillettes Fume de Saumon (smoked salmon rillettes with toasted baguette, red onion jam and creole mustard); Quiche Lorraine (traditional custard filled with bacon and Gruyere cheese, served with tomato carpaccio and balsamic salad); Boeuf Bourguignon (tender beef short ribs slowly braised in red wine with mirepoix and placed on a grits risotto); and Glacer Profiteroles de Creme (house-made profiteroles stuffed with vanilla ice cream and topped with warm chocolate sauce).

Wes is particularly proud of the restaurant’s exhibition-style kitchen—the only one in Oxford, which will allow diners a view into the bustling kitchen, where all of the action will happen. Separate menus will be offered for lunch and dinner, specials will be a regular occurrence, and a daily vegetarian option will always be available. The expansive bar menu will also offer several specialty drinks exclusive to petit Milletts.

For those who are trying to stick to a budget, you won’t break the bank at petit Milletts. While Wes wanted to give Oxonians something different and unique, he also understood that he needed to make it affordable. Through careful planning, he succeeded in pricing everything on the menu under $21, with many dishes hovering in the $10 range. “My goal is to offer refined service with low prices,” he says.

Oh, and the meaning behind the restaurant’s name? Stop in and ask Wes; I guarantee it’s not what you think.

Planned hours of operation for petit Milletts are:

  • Tuesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (lunch), 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (dinner)
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (brunch), 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (dinner)
  • Sunday – Monday (closed)

For more information and a sample menu, visit the petit Milletts website.

Petit Milletts on Urbanspoon

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