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The Springs Tavern
The Springs Tavern has opened in the Fort Pond Boulevard building that has long been a saloon — most recently Wolfie’s, and before that, at various times, the Birches and Jungle Pete’s.
Dan and Charlene DeSmet, the new owners, upgraded the interior and are offering a menu of pub-style fare. The chef, Michael Ruggiero, is a veteran of a number of eateries hereabouts, including Nick and Toni’s, the Harvest on Fort Pond, Fresno, and the Montauk Lake Club. Among the sample small-plate menu items are fish tacos, wings with varied sauces, fried calamari, and Texas chili. Entree choices include Atlantic salmon, fish and chips, burgers, and sandwiches such as a veggie Reuben, pulled pork, and a steak hoagie.
The tavern will have live music, karaoke, darts games, and a schedule of sporting events to view. The bar is open daily starting at 11 a.m., and dinner is served Thursdays through Sundays from 4 to 10 p.m.