Oxlot 9 is an upscale southern bistro housed in the renovated and historic boutique Southern Hotel in the heart of Covington’s historic St. John District, and named after the Historic Covington, Louisiana Ox-lots. Chef Jeffrey Hansell focuses on Gulf-inspired Southern fare, with a simple yet sophisticated approach to seasonal ingredients found in the region served in a lively and comfortable setting. Oxlot 9 is a restaurant inspired by the heritage of the South, the Gulf Coast, and the beauty of its people. Formerly of Commander's Palace and Lüke in New Orleans, as well as other top restaurants in Birmingham and Aspen, Chef Jeffrey Hansell has received significant accolades in his young career. He has been featured on The Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay" and PBS' "Kitchen Careers." He was the 2017 winner of Country Road Magazine's Small Town Chef's Awards (2017), StarChefs Rising Stars Award (2016) and Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef, Gulf Coast (2014), and more. Oxlot 9 is open Tue-Sat 5-10pm, Sunday brunch 10am-2pm. Reservations recommended; call (985) 400-5663 or reserve online on Open Table.