The Lake Avenue sandwich features a grilled chicken breast topped with marinara and served on a sesame seed bun. The 8-ounce Austin Smokehouse burger is topped with hickory-smoked sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
The casual watering hole has a marine theme and provides free peanuts and an invitation to toss the shells on the floor. There's free red beans and rice during Monday Night Football, and free shots and hotdogs during New Orleans Saints games, and karaoke with a DJ on Friday. The bar is known for cold beer and stiff drinks, and the food menu includes burgers, sandwiches and daily hot plate specials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., all day Sun.