After a year’s worth of pranks, this restaurant on Queen West is finally opening
Thai Tanium will maybe, possibly be the actual name of the mysterious restaurant at 785 Queen West, which has adopted multiple aliases over the past year—including Cakehole, God Bless ‘Merica and, our personal favourite, Wheels Keep On Truckin’ (a food truck inside a restaurant)—without ever actually opening to the public. The whole rotating-identities thing was an elaborate ruse by Khao San Road owner Montgomery Wan, who copped to the prank last spring when we dug up a corporation profile with his name on it. Based on a recent tweet from Khao San Road, it seems like the place might actually start operating as a restaurant soon, although perhaps not under the name listed on its business license, which is Dear Jools (that said, Thai Tanium does have a fairly ridiculous ring to it, and could certainly be another pseudonym). In any case, the confusion should all get cleared up on October 18, which is when the restaurant is scheduled to open. Unless that’s a joke, too. Sheesh.