Jackson Cannon to Open Cocktail Lounge Next to Island Creek Oyster Bar

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A new venture from ESKD.
A new venture from ESKD.

The Chowhound rumors we told you about are true: A new bar, called Hawthorne, is in the works from members of the Island Creek/Eastern Standard dream team, we’ve learned.

A new venture from ESKD.
A new venture from ESKD.

Jackson Cannon and crew will take over the former Foundation Lounge (next door to ICOB on Comm Ave) and open what ICOB General Manager Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli calls a "high-touch craft cocktail bar," complete with a "developed cheese program and diverse small plates." Bartender extraordinaire Cannon will oversee the bar program ("it’s his baby," Schlesinger-Guidelli tells us) and Jeremy Sewall will helm the smallish kitchen. Look for it to open within the year. Amazing.