Priest goes west
As hotly anticipated as the second coming of You Know Who, the third Burger's Priest (463 Queen West, at Cameron, 647-748-8108, theburgerspriest.com, @burgerspriest) opened Saturday night, June 1, with a considerable lineup. The faithful religiously queued for the Priest's signature double cheeseburgers and chili-cheese fries as well as new "secret" items like the retro California Classic. Owner Shant Mardirosian also announced that he's launching a fourth BP come September on the corner of the Queensway and Islington, deep in the heart of Rob Ford's Etobicoke. Speaking of whom, has Hizzoner ever dropped by for a triple-decker Armageddon?
"Not yet, but he follows us on Twitter!"
Over in Riverside, uptown's Tabülè (810 Queen East, at DeGrassi, 416-465-2500, tabule.ca, @TabuleToronto) has unveiled its long-anticipated second location. Look for the Middle Eastern trat's Israeli-inspired mezes platters alongside belly dancing Saturday nights.
Snapping at the heels of Fusia Dog, Hot 'n' Dog and Fancy Franks, Craft Dogs (95 King East, at Church, 647-748-2033, craftdogs.com) is the latest Hogtown beanery to jump on the gourmet hot dog bandwagon. Expect exotica like gluten-free duck and Kobe beef wieners and a slew of local microbrews.
After a three-year run, popular barbecue spot Hadley's (940 College, at Dovercourt, 416-588-3113, hadleys.ca) is calling it quits. Owners Eric Hadley and Lex Taman blame landlord issues. Last call for brunch is Sunday, June 28.
Known for some of the most god-awful and ridiculously overpriced veggie grub around, the unfathomably long-running Le Commensal at Elm and Bay has finally closed its doors for good. The Montreal-based chain also shuttered its Quebec City outpost after it revealed it's on the brink of bankruptcy.
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