On the Northshore, chef and restaurateur Pat Gallagher opened his second restaurant, Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant and Bar (527 Causeway Blvd., Mandeville) July 23.

  Gallagher has been a Northshore culinary fixture since the '70s, when he opened his first restaurant, The Winner's Circle, in Folsom. After working as a corporate chef at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for five years, he opened Gallagher's Grill (509 S. Tyler St., Covington, 985-892-9992; wwwgallaghersgrill.com). The restaurant specializes in classic French and Creole cuisine.

  The menu at Gallagher's new restaurant will be similar to the Covington eatery but will offer different specials, including a bone-in filet, sauteed ruby red trout and fried oysters with pepper jelly and andouille sausage, Gallagher says. It serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and lunch service will be added, Gallagher says.