The taco cognoscenti will no longer have to make the trek to Rogers and Dufferin now that Rebozos (424 College, at Bathurst, 416-356-1840, rebozos.ca) has launched a second taqueria across from Sneaky Dee's. Smart move. Now that their liquor licence has kicked in, the taco shack'll be staying open late on Friday and Saturday nights.
Sex on the roof
Shades of the Bamboo. Darryl Fine of the Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen West, at Bathurst, 416-504-4239, bovinesexclub.com) has finally completed his long-mooted rooftop deck. The surprisingly large tiki-themed retreat runs through the end of the month as a full-service bar before closing for the season, though it will remain open during the winter as a heated smoking zone.
Don't-call-them-club-kings Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji have unwrapped Patria (478 King West, at Brant, 647-352-3400, facebook.com/patriato). The sequel to their wildly popular Weslodge next door, the new bi-level room sports a card of shareable Spanish-inspired plates from 'Lodge exec chef Stuart Cameron.
What ales ya?
After lengthy fermentation, the Indie Ale House (2876 Dundas West, at Keele, 416-760-9691, indiealehouse.com) is finally open for business. The microbrewery promises a slew of suds with names like Cockpuncher and Spadina Monkey, Sunday brunch and a retail outlet.
Hot 'n' spicy
The unfortunately named Number Two Restaurant has morphed into Sichuan Landscape (416 Spadina, at Nassau, 647-352-6998). Look for the expected fireworks - dan-dan noodles, ma po tofu - as well as Peking duck with pancakes.
Boehmer goes boom
Following the closure of his Oh Boy Burger and Bohemian Gastropub in the same space, Paul Boehmer has pulled the plug on Lucid at Queen West and Portland, which is being replaced by Italian trat Lo Zingaro. A kitchen wizard on Ossington, Mr B might want to remember that "Location, location, location" mantra.
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