RESTAURANT RUMOURS— Will Canadian Nordstrom stores get a restaurant concept called Bar Verde? A trademark has been filed and Nordstrom currently has two open locations of the eatery, both in California.
POUTINE WIRE— A Montreal poutine chain will open its first Toronto location at Bloor and Brunswick. Look for a massive all-you-can-eat special, build-your-own options, and specialty creations at Poutineville. The city's first El Furniture Warehouse is set to open very soon, too.
COMING ATTRACTIONS— A restaurant staffed mostly by deaf servers should start serving on July 16. Called Signs, guests will order their meals by using "cheat books" explaining the signs for each menu item.
CERTIFIED OPEN— On Yonge Street, Little Sister, the Indonensian snack bar, has opened its doors. Look for traditional offerings like satay and Indonesian-inspired cocktails.