Yesterday, Susan Feniger announced that her Hollywood restaurant Street, which closed earlier this month, will be reopening as Mud Hen Tavern. Named after the baseball team Feniger went to see as a child in Toledo, Ohio, Mud Hen Tavern will be a neighborhood bar and restaurant. The word gastropub is being bandied about, but Feniger sounds as though her inspiration is pre-gastropub.
Anne Fishbein Susan Feniger in Street's parking lot garden
"I love the energy of Cheers, the TV show," she says. "I want something that's a neighborhood bar, where you'd come and just hang out, where you might bring the paper on Sunday and just hang out all day."More »