Cure mixologist Neal Bodenheimer reveals his favorite spots on New Orleans's Freret Street from a new live music venue to a Cure staff-favorite burger shop.
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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.
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High Hat Cafe
“They do classics from the Mississippi Delta, like fried catfish.” 4500 Freret St.; highhatcafe.com.
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“I’ve never had anything here that I didn’t love; great pizza and arancini, especially.” 4508 Freret St.; ancorapizza.com.
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“We’ve been missing a live music element on the street, so this new venue is beyond exciting.” 4528 Freret St.; publiqhouse.com.
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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.
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“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
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