Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Commodore, Goodbye to The Dog Ear Tavern
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
The Doghouse Saloon on the Lower East Side has closed temporarily for renovations. The bar is expected to reopen June 1 with a Grand Reopening party. [Bowery Boogie]
The Dog Ear Tavern, which opened a year ago around the corner for the Ear Inn, has already closed and is now called Samalita's. [Eater]
Cariño, a new Mexican spot in Williamsburg opened by former Bonita staffers, has opened and the fish tacos are already earning praise. [Eater]
The Commodore, the new spot occupying the old Black Betty space, has opened serving comfort food and summery cocktails. [Downtown Diaries via Eater]
Hot Bird, named for the old chicken shop still advertised in giant letters on several Prospect Heights buildings, is a new bar specializing in draft beer and Southern-style cocktails. [TONY]
The HorseBox, which is apparently a new sports bar, has arrived on Avenue A, near 14th Street. [EV Grieve]
Popbar is the latest popsicle specialist to launch. Expect homemade gelato on sticks in 25 rotating flavors that can be covered in various tasty toppings. [Grub Street]
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