While ramen shops have been opening at a faster-than-usual rate lately, none of the new places are west of Chinatown or east of Yonge. Well, the owners of Ossington restaurant Yours Truly—Dan Hawkins, Matt Cherkas, and Aleem Jamal-Kabani—have taken over defunct second-floor burger shop Shaw We Go (930 Queen St. W. at Shaw) and are planning to open a noodle shop. It’s still in the early stages as an opening date hasn’t been set and the space is still papered up with the old sign. For now, the placeholder name (as far as city licensing is concerned) is Shosei Restaurant.
“It’s going to be focussed on ramen but we’ll also have the snacks like the salt cod,” says Cherkas. “Fans of the snacks [at Yours Truly] would be able to have them there.”—Karon Liu