Bero in Leslieville is maybe, probably closed
We’ve been keeping a close eye on Bero, the high-concept kitchen on Queen East, which has been giving off a boarded-up, tumbleweed-y kind of vibe for the past several weeks. Last spring, the restaurant lost its original chef, modernist artiste Matt Kantor (known for his very finicky plating practices), and no successor was ever named. Now BlogTO is reporting that the restaurant is closed for good. We weren’t able to reach the restaurant for confirmation, and Bero’s voicemail message states the the closure is “temporary.” We’re not so sure, though: according to at least one source, the business is currently being shopped around (for $49,000, in case anyone’s interested).