A revamped Lucid swaps creative cocktails for…pizza?

A revamped Lucid swaps creative cocktails for…pizza?

Moses McIntee at Lucid, shortly after opening (Image: Meaghan Binstock) 

Derek Grandpre has replaced mixology master Moses McIntee as general manager at Queen West’s Lucid Cocktail and Kitchen. The former molecularly inclined drink destination has dropped the latter part of its name and will now go by just Lucid. Exiting alongside McIntee is the massive cocktail menu, to be replaced by a smaller, more affordable—and presumably less ambitious—selection of drinks. In an interview with Post City, Grandpre explains that McIntee’s departure was the result of the restaurant not being the “right fit for him and his team.” The revamped restaurant will feature a menu of Italian foods, including thin-crust pizzas (giving it all the more reason to use the implausibly epic wood-burning oven). While the wonder of Lucid’s cocktails steaming with liquid nitrogen was not lost on us, Torontonians need not fret—BarChef remains open across the street, which might just explain why Lucid failed as a cocktail venue. [Post City]