A new Mid-City bar has a few updates to the standard New Orleans tavern menu, and a live music schedule featuring blues, funk and some country acts.

  David McGee opened dmac's (542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 304-5757) in late February, naming it for a moniker he picked up while playing college football. His brother Larry McGee is the general manager.

  The address was the shabby but delightfully funky Delta Blues Club before Hurricane Katrina, and it has housed a string of businesses since. The McGee brothers renovated the building during winter, and that work includes a large new kitchen. Here, chef Clayton Kendrick prepares lunch, dinner and late-night snacks daily. His menu includes burgers, hand-cut fries, gumbo, seafood beignets, po-boys on Vietnamese-style baguettes and daily specials ranging from tacos to barbecue.

  McGee says the bar will host live music two or three nights a week, with sets beginning around 7 p.m. An open mic night is in the works, too.