After an 11-year run, Planet Kensington is calling it quits. The unofficial clubhouse of Bunchofuckingoofs, the legendary Market punk dive threw its last drunk out the front door Sunday. Owner Greg Harrington says the lease was up and it was time to bail, noting the challenging space is earmarked to become "a fucking sushi wrap joint or something."
Fans of Planet's super Black Metal Brunch can follow the crew down the street to Graffiti's (170 Baldwin, at Kensington, 416-506-6699), where chef Linda Dawson and mixologist Metal Mike continue their culinary mayhem starting this Sunday.
Popular downtown pizzeria Magic Oven has opened a third outlet in the former People's Bar and Eatery in the Annex (270 Dupont, at Spadina, 416-928-1555).
HAL's still with us
Over in Clubland, Peter LeFavre of HAL Burger (244 Adelaide West, at Duncan, 416-979-8787) confirms that, although the building that houses his upscale diner is up for sale, rumours that his joint is about to go under couldn't be further from the truth. Watch for a new HAL's uptown, possibly in the Yonge and Eglinton area, once the sale goes through.
Other new moves
West-side slacker café Tequila Bookworm has relocated a few doors down into the original Epicure (512 Queen West, at Portland, 416-504-7335). And Wandee Young 's long-running Young Thailand has moved to the Junction (2907 Dundas West, at Keele, 416-368-1368) after shuttering her Church street flagship.