A sultry spot located at Lee Circle, Bellocq invokes the dark glamour of E.J. Bellocq's famous Storyville photography. While absinthe, fortified wines and refreshing port cobblers are available, patrons also can try the lounge's take on classic concoctions like Death in the Afternoon. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The grilled cheese sandwich features manchego, rabbit, peppers and orange. Grilled “country bread n’ fixins” offers individual jars of spread, or a platter with all six — smoked Gulf fish, deviled ham, beet hummus, pimento cheese, red bean dip and pickled egg salad. Reservations accepted. Dinner Sun., dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $