PARK SLOPE — Despite unseasonably warm weather, a harbinger of the looming frostier temperatures has arrived with the annual opening of The Soup Bowl of Park Slope.
The seasonal pop-up soup counter opened its 319 Seventh Ave. (at Ninth Street) location on Friday and will launch its 741 Union St. (off Fifth Avenue) outpost in early November, according to the shop's website, where fans can sign up for email alerts about soup specials.
The Soup Bowl serves chowders, bisques, stews, chilis and just about any other type of liquid nourishment you can name. It only serves soup, but as one recent reviewer put it: "They are serious about their one feature. And they do it extremely well."
The Soup Bowl is only open during colder months; when it's warm out, its Seventh Avenue and Union Street locations are rented by Uncle Louie G's ice cream counters.
Other recent Openings & Closings in the neighborhood include:
► The no-frills hot dog shop with a bright green sign that could be seen from the F train has closed, according to One More Folded Sunset. Brooklyn Hot Dogs, at 149 Ninth St. between Second and Third avenues, was in business for 16 years.
► Ninth Street Cycles closed after eight years at 375 Ninth St. (at Sixth Avenue) but fans can find a new version of it now in Crown Heights at Excelsior Bike Shop 694 Franklin Ave.
► The art and home goods boutique Art & Artish at 272 Fifth Ave. between Garfield Place and First Street, will close Oct. 30, the store announced in an email. The store opened in December 2014 and is holding a 50 percent off sale until it closes.
► A cell phone repair shop called THI-FIX opened in early October at 227 Fifth Ave. near President Street in the space formerly occupied by Two Lovers women's clothing boutique.
► Aesthetic Laser Center has replaced Golden Men's Wear at 480 Fifth Ave. and 11th Street.