Original craft cocktails such as Death in the Afternoon's lovingly lethal blend of Champagne and absinthe have a literary theme, as do some of the menu items, like the Hemmingway Cuban sandwich and Whitman roast beef. Daily specials include $3 Abita Amber and Blue Moon drafts and $4 house wine. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
The Backspace burger features an all-Angus beef patty topped with brie, applewood-smoked bacon and grilled onions on a brioche bun. The Whitman roast beef sandwich combines roasted beef tenderloin tips, fried oysters, Swiss cheese and gravy on a ciabatta roll. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $