Bartender Cole Newton, formerly of Coquette, has opened a Mid-City bar called Twelve Mile Limit
(500 S. Telemachus St., phone n.a.), which serves upscale cocktails, inexpensive beer and Texas-style barbecue. The brief menu, provided by Shorty's Texas Catering (www.shortystexascatering.com
), changes daily, with specialties including brisket, ribs and grilled jalapeno rockets, which are stuffed with cheese and wrapped with bacon.