(4128 Magazine St.
, 504-304-3667; www.baierougenola.com
) now serves cocktails, beer and wine, after being BYOB for just under a year. The growing cocktail list currently features Kir royales, mimosa and Tanqueray French 75s with Aria Estate cava, Maker’s Mark mint juleps, Hornitos Reposado margaritas with Brazilian triple sec and fresh squeezed sour, Gosling’s Rum swizzles and mojitos with seasonal fruit. Happy Hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring $5 wine and $6 cocktails Monday-Saturday. Mimosas are $4 during Sunday brunch.
The French- and Spanish-inspired restaurant also has a new Carnival menu with shrimp and grits, a veggie burger and chicken-andouille gumbo. Signature dishes, such as brie fries, seared gulf fish sandwiches with remoulade and Pig Dip pork sandwiches remain.