New ice bar in Canal Park boasts fireplace

Little Angie’s is bringing back its Ice Bar — with a hot twist. This year’s theme is fire and ice and the space will include an icy fireplace.

Ice carver Chris Swarbrick and chef Paul Madson will begin work on the seasonal spot Monday, and they plan to finish by Wednesday. The lounge will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting this Friday until it thaws (which didn’t take long last winter). It also will be featured as part of Winterfest and during the second annual Little Angie’s Invitational Ice Carving Competition on Jan. 19.

This year’s ice bar also will include a giant ice cauldron that will serve as a mixing bowl for specialty cocktails.