Junction (3021 St. Claude Ave., 504-272-0250; www.junctionnola.com) is now open in Bywater. The beer and burger joint has a streamlined, railroad car feel, with wooden booths and an art deco bar.
The menu features railroad-themed burgers, including several that were previewed in summer 2014 in a popup at Molly's at the Market. The Iowa Interstate burger is a thick beef patty topped with bacon, blue cheese and finely minced corn relish. The supremely heat-packed New Mexico Rail Runner is topped with green chilies, cheddar and four-alarm chipotle aioli.
There also are pub-food clas-sics such as chicken wings in various styles (Buffalo, Memphis) and a throwback tavern stalwart: pickled eggs. Pickled egg (cured in-house) also makes a cameo on the pickled Cobb salad, dressed with tangy red wine vinaigrette.
There are 40 beers on tap, including Louisiana and Mississippi brews. There also are craft beers from across the United States and imports, primarily from Ireland. The eatery stocks a wide selection of craft beers in bottles and cans.
Junction is open daily from 11 a.m. until late night.