■ The Lakeview, a 24-hour diner (and refuge for people tired of waiting at Pizzeria Libretto), has opened an adjacent general store. The Lakeview Storehouse (1134 Dundas St. W.) stocks produce, pantry items like soy sauce, penny candy, bulk spices, and has a takeout counter that serves poutine. It’s like the Drake General Store but with perishables.
■ From Queen West to Rosedale: Pastry chef Nadège Nourian’s namesake sweet shop Nadège Patisserie opened its second location at 1099 Yonge St. (south of Summerhill Ave.) last week. The shop is part of a ritzy block of stores known as the Five Thieves that includes All the Best Fine Foods.
■ Acadia, the forthcoming restaurant by ex–Colborne Lane staffers Scott Selland and Matt Blondin, has found a home: 50C Clinton St. It’ll serve Acadian cuisine, which originated in French colonies from the Maritimes to Quebec and as far south as Louisiana. The food includes Cajun dishes, meat pies and nun’s farts (a cinnamon roll). No word on whether any of these will be on Acadia’s menu.
■ The Bloor location of Chippy’s Fish and Chips (490 Bloor St. W.) has closed. Don’t worry, Queen Westies, your Chippy’s remains.
■ Hot dogs from iconic American company Nathan’s, which holds the annual Coney Island dog-eating contest, are popping up this spring in Toronto at The Little Dog (566 College St.) and Burger Brats (254 Adelaide St. W.). Meanwhile, President’s Choice is now making “Street Dogs.”
■ Barbecue joint The Stockyards (699 St. Clair Ave. W.) has added three new hamburgers to its menu, including the Butter Burger, which contains marrow, blue cheese and a red-wine butter, for $9.
■ Another burger bulletin: The Craft Burger chain has changed its name to Big Smoke Burger. Owner Mustafa Yusuf wanted a trademark-able name and Craft was already taken. The menu will remain untouched.