St. Claude Avenue sandwich-and-art hot spot Kebab (2315 St. Claude Ave., 504-383-4328; www.kebabnola.com) has added yet another reason to come in: a liquor license.
The restaurant now offers a collection of largely local beers, as well as wine and a DIY cocktail system that plays to the strength of Kebab's already-robust selection of juices and sodas. Cocktail menu standards like the Moscow Mule and Dark and Stormy are crafted on demand for $6.50, but the real stars are the more creative concoctions. Adding gin to the soda of the day (which was a tart lemon, beet and ginger concoction on a recent night) or a splash of rum to the restaurant's young coconut juice served in the husk elevates an already stellar, wallet-friendly dining experience to the next level.
For those looking to stretch their booze budget even farther, Kebab also offers daily happy hour specials, with $4.50 cocktails alongside beers priced between $1.50 and $3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.