If it hasn’t opened by the time you read this, give it a week or so. Neal Bodenheimer’s new cocktail lounge, Cure, promises to take us back to a time when “ … having a cocktail and a bite to eat was both healthful and enjoyable.” Neal is quite the talented barman and his eclectic mix of coffeehouse, juice bar and lunch café by day, bar and restaurant by night, with careful crafting of both cocktails and cuisine, should be a smash hit. Kudos to Cure for being a part of the revitalization efforts on the beloved stretch of Freret Street between Napoleon and Jefferson.
Here's the spartan site for Cure. I'm extraordinarily glad to see the new place will be part coffeehouse - having an actual option within walking distance from my house will be great on a number of levels, especially for a potential new studying scene.
Here's the teasing snippet from the search result description:
Coming Soon, Cure is a cocktail bar with small plates, esoteric beer and wine that...
Esoteric beer sounds like a great addition to the neighborhood, too.