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Jeff Baron takes over The Dough Bowl and plans a new menu for the Uptown pizza shop 

The Dough Bowl, the late-night pizza shop next to Uptown watering hole The Boot Bar & Grill (1039 Broadway St., 504-866-9008; has closed, an employee at the bar confirmed last week. It was not immediately clear what prompted the move, and Dough Bowl owner Matt Clark was not available for comment.

  Jeff Baron ran the Dough Bowl for more than a decade before selling it to Clark in 2013, and he ran Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. and Pizzicare in Mid-City until closing both businesses last summer. He says he will work with the Boot team on a new burger and pizza concept and is "very excited" about bringing pizza back to the Boot clientele.

  The burgers, fries and pizzas will be made fresh in house and bread will be supplied by Dong Phuong bakery, Baron says, adding that it may be a few months before the new pizza shop opens at the Boot.

  Baron says he also will collaborate on a menu for Palms Bar & Grill, which is operated by owners of the Boot.

  "It's likely going to be a Latin American-style cantina: pupusas, tamales, empanadas, that sort of thing," Baron says.

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