Introducing: Come and Get It, the Queen West pop-up’s new permanent digs
Name: Come And Get It
Neighbourhood: Queen West
Contact Info: 676 Queen St. W., 647-344-3416, comeandgetit.ca, @ComeAndGetIt416
Owners: Jon Polubiec (Mistura, Windsor Arms and Prego)
Chef: Adam Brown, who trained under Libretto chef Rocco Agostino at the Silver Spoon on Roncey
The Food: Fans of the pop-up will be happy to know their favourite full-size meals are still available for lunch. Like before, customers choose a flavour profile (e.g. mango jerk chicken, chipotle short rib) and then order it as a sandwich, a poutine, a salad or a naan wrap. At night, the restaurant transforms into a cocktail bar, and the same flavours are translated into snack-size skewers, sliders and mini-poutines.
The Drinks: Signature cocktails have cheeky names like the Chill Girlfriend, a blend of gin, St. Germain, basil, cucumber, Prosecco and lime. The craft draught is currently limited to four brews, but the beer list is slated to expand in the future.
The Place: Decorative chain-link fencing gives the space a nostalgic schoolyard vibe, as do graffiti murals by Toronto artist Skam. The back bar was designed to resemble an over-sized boom box.
• 80 square feet of chain-link fencing
• 35 possible dinner combos (at night, dishes can be ordered as snacks, sliders, mini-poutines, flatbreads or “bag o’ bites”)
• 34 seats
• 9 signature cocktails
• 6 flavour profiles, like chipotle short rib and fried chicken caesar
• 5 months to renovate the space, formerly Mavrik Wine Bar
• 2:00 a.m. closing time
• 1 mural depicting various Gen Y nostalgia: e.g. NES paraphernalia, 8-tracks and Discmans