Chef Brack May made a name for himself locally at Cobalt, the defunct CBD restaurant where he specialized in creative reinterpretations of Southern comfort food. Similar inspiration runs through the intriguing menu at Cowbell
(8801 Oak St., 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com
), the restaurant he opened this month. The menu features a burger made from grass-fed beef, grilled organic chicken and fish with grilled radicchio.