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

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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]