The drink of the summer, revisiting clubland, Lettuce Eatery’s new identity

The drink of the summer, revisiting clubland, Lettuce Eatery’s new identity

Summer never tasted so bitter (Photo by Katy Lindemann) 

• Move over, Creemore. Such liqueur bitters as Euro-chic Campari are all the rage for a not-so-sweet escape this summer. And at 25 per cent alcohol, one may be all it takes to put you in a summery mood. [Globe and Mail]

• Who says that Toronto is too serious? For those who can push on past 10 p.m., here’s Eye Weekly’s survey of choice spots in oft-misunderstood clubland. [Eye]

• Grilled cheese purists may balk, but a 13-year-old’s maple syrup and peameal bacon recipe won first place at the Canada’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich contest. We happened to be on hand for a bite, and we give the French Immersion a thumbs-up. [Toronto Star]

Hamilton is about to get a major caffeine fix: java mogul Tim Hortons announced plans to build a $40-million roasting plant in the city that will create jobs and perhaps even improve the smell. [Reuters]

• The restaurant formerly known as Lettuce Eatery is getting fresh with diners. The chain recently rebranded under a new name: Freshii, which bears a suspicious resemblance to its nearby competitor Fresh. Loyalists of the latter may also note unsettling commonalities between the menus. [Torontoist]