Rumour on the street is that Alchemy Bakery, the minimalist bakery of Bathurst, is moving to Kensington. Why, we wonder, when Kensington already has a bakeshop (two, if you count another kind of bakeshop), and Bathurst is a relatively dry spot for good corn jalepeno bread (which Alchemy does ridiculously well).
Meanwhile, Dundas West’s old, crusty and cozy diner, the Lakeview Lunch, has been closed for some sort of infraction. The place is up for lease. TOist hopes, at the very least, that a new proprietor will preserve the dark wood banquettes. Maybe Tom Cruise can pull some strings. They did film Cocktail there!
And finally, according to the son of Il Richlerino, Le Select is on the move, to King from Queen, with little in between. We’re worried. What if they decide to retire the bread pulleys? We only go there for the bread pulleys (a bald faced lie, but TOist does appreciate their carbohydrate kitsch. Atkins would shudder at bread’s elevated status in the resto!) And how will they transport those age-old art posters, likely affixed to the wall with sort of crumbling scotch tape? We have questions, but no answers. Rather like the Henry Darger doc now playing at the Camera.