Late night nosh
Those of you stumbling out of NXNE venues in the core this weekend when the bars close won't have to join the queue at both Burrito Boyz in order to get a decent post-clubbing nosh. Right around the corner from the Boyz' popular emporium on Peter, Rosedale's Black Camel (see listings, page 45), the upscale sloppy joe joint, has just launched a downtown outlet (322 Adelaide West, 416-260-4670) that stays open every Friday and Saturday till 4 am. Better yet, the sleek look and the somewhat messy grub are deliciously identical to the originals, with the bonus of a patio out back.
Further west, Megan Whitten has sold her Beaver Café (1192 Queen West, at Dufferin, 416-537-2768) to Lee's Palace bar manager Lynn McNeill and Vazaleen honcho Will Munro . Watch for a more rock 'n' roll attitude, a new menu and much later hours.
Over on College, the long-shuttered Tempo has been re-branded as Mini-Market by Tempo (596 College, at Clinton, 416-531-2822). A more accurate handle might be Supermarket With 200 Fewer People And A Lot Less Noise, since Supermarket's much smaller sister lounge has forgone chi-chi sushi for a fusion tapas card similar to that of the rowdier Kensington cantina.
Also on College, Café Margaux has called it quits after a successful three-year run, an eternity in the trendy bistro biz. Asian tapas, anyone?
Juice gets juicier
After 10 years in its Annex digs, the resto formerly known as the original Juice for Life (326 Bloor West, at Walmer, 416-531-2635) is set to move a couple of blocks east into the much bigger one-time Shakespeare's Café. Fresh by's Ruth Tal Brown says the relocation is set for late June and will include major environmental upgrades to the facilities.