New Orleans restaurants have turned Freret Street into a dining hot spot |

The Freret Street makeover: eyes, Midway Pizza and Company
Burger; nose, Sarita's Grill; smile, Dat Dog.
In 2008, when Neal Bodenheimer first walked into the building he now owns on the corner of Freret and Upperline streets, there were pigeons living on the second floor. A gone-to-seed renovation that had converted the century-old firehouse into an office space obscured the cypress ceilings overhead. Brick arches that would become signature elements of Cure, a stylish, uncompromising cocktail bar unlike anything New Orleans had ever seen, were filled in with cinder blocks...

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