Mar 112013

The former Dunbar’s restaurant at 4927 Freret is slated to become “The Muse on Freret,” a second location for owners of Three Muses on Frenchmen. (Robert Morris,

Shuttered since the floodwaters that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the former Dunbar’s building on Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans may soon be a popular restaurant once again, as the owners of Three Muses on Frenchmen Street said Monday morning that they plan to renovate the site for a second location. Continue reading »

Mar 022013

The Freret Market will bring its eclectic assortment of food stands and local art and clothing vendors to the corner of Napoleon Avenue from noon to 5 p.m. today (Saturday, March 2), along with free performances by Mardi Gras Indian blues band Chawa, Miss Claudia Baumgarten’s Singalong Americana and New Orleans rock band Coot.

Feb 162013

Charcoal at Jackson and Magazine, photographed in November. (Robert Morris,

The long-awaited Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar on Magazine Street and the new Wayfare deli on Freret have both opened, and the original Reginelli’s location at Magazine and State is now slated to become a restaurant called Noodle & Pie. Continue reading »

Jan 282013

Freret resident Andy Brott, hydrologist W. Scott Lincoln and meteorologist Tim Erickson inspect a rain gauge on top of Brott’s house in mid January. (Robert Morris,

For many New Orleanians, Hurricane Isaac will be remembered for the long week without power and the maddening uncertainty as to when it would return.

But for a group of National Weather Service researchers, Isaac has proven interesting for what did not happen — street flooding — despite their discovery of what appears to have been a band of abnormally heavy rainfall right across Uptown New Orleans.

“Our biggest question is, ‘Where did the water go?'” said emergency-response meteorologist Tim Erickson during a recent trip to Freret Street to investigate. Continue reading »

Jan 222013

This building in the 4500 block (photographed in October) will become the home of Wayfare restaurant. ( file photo by Marta Jewson)

The Wayfare sandwich shop on Freret Street hopes to open Feb. 1; Martinique Bistro is launching an Italian pop-up on Mondays; and Cafe Luna on Magazine Street recently changed hands, according to recent reports. Continue reading »

Jan 152013

Midway Pizza will donate a portion of proceeds all day Wednesday (Jan. 16) to help with medical costs for Becky Batchelor, an active member of the Faubourg Marengo Neighborhood Association and Lusher staff member, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading »

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Jan 152013

Neil Hamburger (via Twitter)

Nationally-known comic Neil Hamburger will headline the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival with two performances this week at La Nuit Comedy Theatre on Freret Street, according to the website. The festival features different shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. each night from Wednesday (Jan. 16) to Friday (Jan. 18), and other headliners include Nick Vatterott from Comedy Central, Ashley Barnhill and DJ Douggpound, according to the festival website.

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Jan 122013

The Dat Dog manager who was shot during a robbery attempt at the Freret Street store last month calls the bullet’s path through his shoulder a “miracle,” as he returns to work and discusses his support for a new $300-per-year tax on each property in the neighborhood to hire 24-hour private security patrols, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV.

Jan 102013

Dat Dog owner Constantine Georges speaks in favor of a proposed security district to hire private patrols in the Freret neighborhood at a neighborhood meeting Tuesday evening. (Robert Morris,

A fee of $300 per year on properties in the Freret neighborhood could generate enough money for around-the-clock private security patrols, organizers said this week after examining a map of tax-paying parcels. Continue reading »

Jan 082013

LaToya Cantrell

Newly elected City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell will meet with members of the Freret Neighbors United group tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8), as members consider two separate proposals to merge with the Milan Focus Group and to create a security district for additional police patrols. Continue reading »

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Jan 042013

Publiq House opens on Freret Street.(Sabree Hill,

After more than a year and a half in the works, the new Publiq House music venue on Freret Street is open and planning its first show this weekend.

Saturday night Erika Flowers and Liquid Peace Revolution will play at Publiq House.
(Sabree Hill,

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Dec 262012

Liberty Cheesesteak will open in the former Dat Dog (photo from Google Maps)

A Philly cheesesteak shop slated for the tiny hot dog stand that grew into Dat Dog across the street is among the next new wave of businesses opening on and around Freret Street in the coming year. Continue reading »

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