• Uptown newcomer Kenton's (5757 Magazine St., 504-891-1177; www.kentonsrestaurant.com) now serves lunch Monday through Friday. New York restaurateurs Sean Josephs and Mani Dawes opened the oyster and bourbon spot last month, serving Southern twists on new American dishes.
The lunch menu includes some dishes from the dinner selection — smoked drum mousse with Creole cream cheese and grilled bread, red snapper tartare with horseradish and lemon — and lighter lunch fare such as sandwiches and salads. Mixed greens come with shaved radishes and sherry vinaigrette. Roast beef dip is served with caramelized onions, cheddar, arugula and jalapeno mayonnaise.
• Truck Farm Tavern (11760 River Road, St. Rose, 504-699-0099; www.truckfarmtavern.com) now serves dinner. The Southern-inspired eatery from Cowbell proprietors Brack and Krista May serves casual Southern fare and barbecue in the former St. Rose Tavern spot.
The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday and dinner Wednesday through Saturday.