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Thursday Opening Report: Le Souk, Der Schwarze Kolner, Luckydog, and More

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1) East Village: An email from their pr reveals that Le Souk is reopening as promised! The Middle Eastern party palace/bane of Lower Avenue B will host big reopening parties on Sunday and Monday. Status: Not open, reopening Sunday at 6 p.m.; 47 Ave. B, 212-684-1955.

2) Fort Greene Flo Fab reports that delayed beer hall Der Schwarze Kolner is finally opening in Fort Greene this weekend: "Sausages, communal tables and 18 German brews on tap are all you need to know. The name, Mr. Hall said, refers both to Cologne’s famous sooty cathedral (schwarze means black) and to Mr. Hall’s Afro-Jamaican heritage." Status: Opening Saturday; 710 Fulton St., Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 347-841-4495.

3) Midtown West: As mentioned earlier, new Euro-Caribbean joint Crudo will open tonight with a Ferran Adria-trained chef named René Hernandez. Status: Certified opening tonight; 235 West 35th St., 212-695-9001.

4) Williamsburg: Gothamist reports on the opening of Williamsburg bar LuckyDog: "...this Bedford Avenue pub conjoins a retro-dive bar heart with a beer-nerd head...Mack says his aim is for Luckydog to be 'a neighborhood bar that happens to have good beer.' (Liquor is forthcoming...The interior design evokes a dusty old Brooklyn ale house with plenty of reclaimed wood...The backyard stays open to at least 11 p.m., depending on the noise level, but inside a 1975 shuffleboard table should see action late into the night." Status: Signs point to open but no phone number listed; 303 Bedford Ave.

5) Park Slope: Brownstoner brings word that "The former bodega on 14th Street and 6th Avenue has been turned into a restaurant that opened about a week and a half ago. Slope's Bistro Restaurant fare runs from salads ($6.95 for Caesar) to pasta ($9.95 for mushroom ravioli) to fish and meat entrees ($17.50 for a NY strip)." Status: Certified open; 522 6th Ave., Park Slope.

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