Tiny Fork, the new restaurant and nightlife spot in the Slipper Room building, is back on next month’s community board agenda. Controversial club owner Rob Shamlian, along with Frank Vivolo (who owned the dearly departed Bruschetta) are expected to open the oyster bar any day. They’ve already got a liquor license for the main floor. Now team Shamlian is seeking permission for a second bar on the lower level. The application was supposed to be heard last fall, but the applicants withdrew.
Shamlian, who owns Spitzer’s Corner, Fat Baby and Los Feliz, has always had contentious relations with local residents, who complain about the rowdy crowds and drunken revelers his establishments tend to attract.
If you’re interested, the menu for the Tiny Fork is now online. The cold bar includes, predictably, oysters as well as a prawn cocktail, Alaskan King Crab and a lobster roll. On the very limited hot menu: oyster sliders, crab cakes and beer battered fried lobster tail.