Tinsley Mortimer, Lower East Side Pioneer, Is In The Doghouse

by BILLY GRAY · November 3, 2009

    Back when we eulogized The Annex, we knew little about its fratastic replacement, Doghouse Saloon, other than the beer pong and free hot dogs on offer. (Talk about a swiney combo!) Now comes word that alleged uptown socialite Tinsley Mortimer graced the Orchard Street sports bar while shooting Empire State, her upcoming CW reality show. Will Doghouse prosper from exposure on the tween network as other downtown venues Antik and (token dive bar alert) 151 did on the CW's Gossip Girl? Its owners sure hope so, as they're under the Dinkens-era impression that the LES is the great hidden gem of Manhattan.

    The Saloon's press release alerts us to the fact that "No longer are the top Manhattan venues located in just well known locations such as the meat packing district but can now be found in the once forgotten LES." Time to hitch your wagons parked outside of Lotus and make your way down to the island's final frontier, ladies and gents. And hurry, because in only a month, Doghouse has already "helped make the LES become one of the hottest spots in Manhattan." And you wouldn't want to miss out on the gritty fun before the nascent 'hood loses its edge to a wave of generic Sigma Nu satellites.