Hoof Raw Bar, The Black Hoof’s pescatarian offshoot, is closed

Hoof Raw Bar, The Black Hoof’s pescatarian offshoot, is closed

Hoof Raw Bar (Image: Renée Suen)
 

If there’s one thing Toronto restaurateur and power-tweeter Jen Agg knows, it’s how to keep things interesting. Since the launch of her game-changing snout-to-tail restaurant The Black Hoof in 2008, Agg has rapidly expanded her brand along the once-dingy stretch of Dundas just east of Trinity Bellwoods, producing a brunch destination with lineups that would make today’s most in-demand breakfast spots envious; a cocktail bar that sparked the $18 Manhattan trend; and, most recently, Hoof Raw Bar, the pescatarian ying to The Black Hoof’s carnivorous yang. Now, despite rave reviews, Hoof Raw Bar and its weekend brunch pop-up Hoof Café have closed, to be reinvented come September as a restaurant called Rhum Corner. The new spot was inspired by Agg’s Haitian husband Roland Jean and will serve Haitian staples like fish, pork belly and rice and beans, and quality rum by the quarter, half and full bottle. [The Grid]