This End Up (sort of) returns to Dundas West
Little Portugal’s popular sandwich and cocktail spot didn’t stay closed for long: This End Up will reopen on July 17…sort of. Shortly after the Dundas West favourite left the scene last March, it was announced that chef Deron Engbers and the Monarch Tavern’s Michael Dorbyk would take over the space to open something called This and That. According to This End Up’s co-owner Karen Young, that deal “did not end up seeing the light of day.” The restaurant’s new incarnation will no longer offer the much-loved Big Mac pretender, the Better Mac, but will host a rotating cast of chefs (some established and some up and coming) to showcase their culinary creations. On nights when pop-ups aren’t planned, bar snacks from Charlotte Langley’s Scout Canning and local fermenting folks Mighty Fine Brine will be served. Options on the current menu range from light snacking fare (chips with a medley of dips) to more substantial nosh (a beef bulgogi ssam spiked with strawberry-chili paste). For now, This End Up 2.0 is open from Friday to Tuesday and will be a strictly nocturnal affair (sorry, brunch fans).