1330 Queen St. West
Grand Electric has Torontonians flocking to Parkdale to sample the powerful Mexican flavours, absorb the pulsating rhythms and imbibe in brown-hued liquor. The brainchild of former Black Hoof‘ians, Chef de Cuisine, Colin Tooke and front-of-house Manager, Ian McGrenaghan, scores of committed customers will wait for 1-3 hours to pack the place from 6pm ’til late, Wednesday to Monday. As their answering machine will tell you, “We don’t take reservations and we’re closed on Tuesdays so we can get drunk”. Unpretentious, yet accommodating in their personal approach, get your name on Ian’s list and go for a brew down the street–it’s well worth the wait.