What began with a few chefs on Ossington and Dundas has exploded into a movement: Dozens of resto/bars opened in the last year. Artistic control is the one god this cowboy serves. He doesn’t take reservations, he may not have a phone, the place is a hole and he’s open late. A sign outside would be uncool; and since he’s doing this without investors to account to, he can do whatever he wants. We flock! Which makes us uptown girls into food tourists. We live north of Bloor but we graze in downtown’s Wild West.
By Joanne Kates