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Jan 17, 2009 06:49 PM

Former Cluck Grunt and Low on Bayview

Walked past the Cluck Grunt and Low on Bayview the other day (closed for months) and saw a sign that said "Something exciting is coming to Bayview in February", and mentioning "Highway 61". Anyone know any details?

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  1. out of am I? I had no idea Cluck Grunt and Low has a location on Bayview. Where about is it? I am assuming it is south of Eglinton

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    1. re: Lazar

      Closed by greed, ineptitude, and the power of Chow.

    2. No, but Highway 61 is the Blues Road in the Deep South (LA, Mississippi), so it'll be something southern...

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        1. re: abigllama

          Wasn't this just on Restaurant Makeover last week?

          1. re: Pizza Lover

            Yes...and naturally, just before the closing credits, they took care to let us know that it has been packed every night since being Restaurant Made-over. Pity...

            1. re: Wench Foraday

              The funny thing is, the few times I was in there or walked by there, it was always packed (or, if not packed, at least pretty busy). Was surpised to see it close because it looked like it was doing pretty well (in spite of not-so-great reviews on this board).

        2. I just searched Google for 'Highway 61 Toronto' and the result came back with Highway 61 at the address, so no website but they have registered the business name with directory assistance.

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          1. I recall the following quote from Toronto Life's rave review (Chatto?)

            "Thuet slow-cooks the meats in the combi-ovens at Cluck, Grunt & Low’s second location (1620 Bayview Ave.)"

            So where does the smoking occur now? Or did they ever "smoke"?

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            1. re: estufarian

              Live in the area.. Just a theory ,but Duffs just a few doors south of them. Probably murdered them every night. Duffs never not busy, hardly. Plus CG@L'S cole slaw sucked

              1. re: estufarian

                Rumours are that they've been preparing their meat at a shut-down restaurant at Queen & Dufferin for a few months now. (Tyler's Place, for those who live in the area.)

                Having smelled the aroma coming out of the place, I can confirm that there's something going on in there. Whether or not it's Cluck, I can't be 100% sure, but that's what I've heard.

                1. re: gregclow

                  the original location of cg&l is up for sale too