The Eiffel Society (2040 St. Charles Ave., 525-2952; www.eiffelsociety.com) opened recently on St. Charles Avenue in a structure that once was part of the Paris landmark. Chef Ian Schnoebelen of the French Quarter restaurant Iris is in charge of the eclectic menu, so look for dishes ranging from octopus tostadas to Filipino-style eggrolls to hanger steak. Iris bartender Alan Walter created the restaurant's cocktail list. The Eiffel Society also is a showcase for contemporary art and a music venue. Wednesday is salsa and meringue night, with music beginning at 6 p.m.