New Orleans's Best Foodie Street
Housed in a 20th-century fire station, Neal Bodenheimer’s bar specializes in serious cocktails made with obscure ingredients like Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur. He changes the drinks menu eight times a year. “Seasons are erratic here,” he says, “so we make our own seasons.” 4905 Freret St.; curenola.com.
High Hat Cafe
“They do classics from the Mississippi Delta, like fried catfish.” 4500 Freret St.; highhatcafe.com.
“I’ve never had anything here that I didn’t love; great pizza and arancini, especially.” 4508 Freret St.; ancorapizza.com.
“We’ve been missing a live music element on the street, so this new venue is beyond exciting.” 4528 Freret St.; publiqhouse.com.
The Company Burger
“Classic thin, griddled-patty burgers—I’ve never had a better burger—and an amazing grilled cheese with bacon and egg that’s nicknamed ‘the Curewich’ because so many of us order it.” 4600 Freret St.; thecompanyburger.com.
“People make a big deal about the cake pops, but at this point I’ve forgotten about those, because the chocolate cake is so awesome.” 5035 Freret St.; purecakenola.com