Simon Beck and Dayne Womax opened Brown Butter Southern Kitchen and Bar (231 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-609-3871; www.brownbutterrestaurant.com) in January and began serving Southern-style "Bible Belt cuisine" to a lunchtime crowd. In April they added dinner service, and the menu of classic comfort fare includes a fried oyster and heirloom tomato salad, rabbit and dumplings with cornbread gnocchi and vinegar-braised beef short ribs with grits. The restaurant just added a full bar stocked with Canebrake Ale and Shiner Bock on tap, along with several drink specials.
Brown Butter serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The owners expect to add Sunday brunch soon.