Taavo Somer Opening 14-Seat Japanese-Canadian Sports Bar Under Barbershop

Somer, on a pile of bespoke twigs.
Somer, on a pile of bespoke twigs.Photo: Chris Buck

No, seriously, he really is. According to the Observer, long-gestating plans for the basement space under Rivington Street have morphed into a bar that will serve Molson Ice in shatterproof bottles to accompany a pared-down menu of izakaya snacks. It may be called Kilroe, after partner Kent Kilroe. [Observer, Earlier]