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I'll Have What Eudora's Having, And John Folse's Seafood R'evolution

Friday, February 24, 2017

One evening, we were minus the boys and in Jackson, so Av decided to take me to the Fairview Inn to see if I'd like to stay there sometime in the future (we were staying at the Hilton on County Line Road that evening) -- it's a Bed and Breakfast. The idea was to drop in take a look at the grounds, and have a drink in the Library before having supper at Seafood R'evolution, the John Folse / Rick Tramonto restaurant in Ridgewood.


Library Lounge at Fairview Inn, Jackson MS

Library Lounge at Fairview Inn, Jackson MS

Library Lounge at Fairview Inn, Jackson MS

I told him we could give it a go in the future, but looking at the selection of rooms, I wasn't especially excited about any of them. It's not them...it's me. It feels like one of my college best friend's mother's home. Very put together with a lot-lot of carpet, and framed prints, and dishes on walls.

Here, the library, which is appropriately all dark and wood and leather
Library Lounge at Fairview Inn, Jackson MS

Library Lounge at Fairview Inn, Jackson MS

The menu included drinks named after Mississippi authors including Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright, Shelby Foote, John Grisham, Margaret Walker, Alice Walker, and Kathryn Stockett. I had the Eudora Welty 'Belhaven' which was Cathead vodka, cucumber, Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
"Eudora Welty: Belhaven" at Library Lounge at Fairview Inn, Jackson MS

Av had the Willie Morris Old Fashioned, which was made with Maker's Mark
"Willie Morris: Old Fashioned" at Library Lounge at Fairview Inn, Jackson MS

I did think it was funny that among the non-alcoholic drinks was one named for Mildred Pierce (this was the period in which Faulkner worked on screenplays) as toward the end, Mildred -- this is one of my favorite films in the whole world -- lets everyone know things have gotten such a way with her that she's learned to drink "straight".

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We next had reservations at Seafood R'evolution in Ridgeland, which I've been wanting to go to since they opened. We especially enjoy John Folse and Rick Tramonto's Restaurant R'evolution in the Quarter, so were interested to see what this concept would be like.

Beyond the host desk is the 13-foot raw bar
Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS

Love the buoy chandelier
Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS

Open kitchen
Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS

First, the bread service
Bread service at Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS

*That biscuit* -- yessss
Biscuit at Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS

Av had the shrimp and grits, which was pretty terrific
Shrimp and Grits, Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS

This evening, I was more interested in the sides than the entrees, so I just ordered the brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower with peanuts and capers, and cheese grits. So fab.
Grits and Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Cauliflower at Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS

Near our table, the glass wine cellar, which we were invited to walk into and take our time looking over
Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS

...and yesyesyes to the oyster-inspired tile flooring.
Seafood R'evolution, Jackson MS
Makes me think of ihavethisthingwithtiles on IG.
Which in turn makes me think of the best/funniest thing I found on Tumblr (but this is the main site) all week.

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