Plates of house-smoked pulled pork, brisket or St. Louis ribs come with eggless potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, chili beans or a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Diners can assemble a cheese plate from 20 varieties of soft, semi-soft, hard and blue cheeses. Baked brie is served with toasted walnuts and fig preserves. No reservations. Late lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $
The bar boasts a modern space, high-top seating, a generous number of TVs and bar food served till late. Located close to the convention center, it attracts out-of-towners as well as neighborhood residents (and their dogs). Tuesdays are trivia nights. Open daily. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Stop at this neighborhood spot on a Thursday to drink for a good cause: a percentage of proceeds are donated to a local charity. The bar offers prime space for viewing sports on TV inside and out, and a large outdoor patio hosts live music performances. Food trucks park outside Thu.-Sun. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Wed. & Fri.
Nachos are topped with tuna dressed with chili-sesame oil, smelt roe, sesame seeds, green onions, Sriracha, house-made ponzu sauce and wonton chips. The Purple Ninja roll is stuffed with tuna, avocado and cucumbers and topped with snow crab, salmon, tomato, jalapeno, smoked sea salt, ginger-infused soy sauce and pickled purple onions. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Seared bluefin tuna is served with pineapple chili sauce and orzo made with tomato, spinach, onion and garlic. The bacon, brie and chicken sandwich is dressed with tomato and spinach on Dong Phuong brioche and comes with Creole honey mustard and fries, sweet potatoes or salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
The Ernster po-boy features fried oysters and roast beef gravy. Red beans and rice is served with fried chicken and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
An 8-ounce hanger steak marinated in orange and lime zest, olive oil and garlic is served with truffled mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts finished with brown butter and sherry vinegar. Shrimp Creole features blackened Gulf shrimp served with Creole sauce over a rice cake and fried leeks. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$
In addition to top-shelf liquors and an extensive wine list, Fulton taps into its 160-year history to offer more than 90 craft, imported and domestic beers. There are large-screen projectors for watching sports. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.