Midway Pizza-Year One

Year One at Midway Pizza with Ben Sherman and Steve Watson – Eater NOLA by Doug Barry

November 15, 2012

A Chicago deep dish pizza joint on Freret? Two guys from D.C. making Chicago deep dish pizza in New Orleans? Cats and dogs, living together? This is the new order of Freret Street, which, in just over a year, has become something of a casual dining mecca in a city already bursting at the seams with creative cuisine. The High Hat Cafe, Ancora, Company Burger, and Dat Dog are some of the young Freret eateries assembling small cults of devoted diners, but perhaps Midway Pizza, the brainchild of Kingpin owners Ben Sherman and Steve Watson, is burrowing deepest into the Uptown neighborhood, turning itself into the sort of friendly, around-the-corner pizza joint that parents can take their kids to, so that one day those kids can grow up, move far away, and tell tales about the legendary pizza place in their hometown… For now, though, Sherman and Watson are just happy to be part of the Freret food renaissance and to be serving up pizza they grew up loving.