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Alimento At King St West/Brant

Does anyone know anything about the new gourmet food shop opening at the corner of King & Brant (where the Hyde House used to be)? Alimento is the name.

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  1. http://www.blogto.com/opening_soon/20...

    Not too much detail here,,, just a picture of the boarded up location.

    1. Curious when this is opening too...

      1. Hey - I work next door and it's been in prep mode for a few months (opening soon)... the pictures on the outside look good - might be a good lunch place at some point!

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        1. re: pralad

          I've been passing by for months and it doesn't look like anything has been happening inside. They keep the side door open and I haven't seen any activity and the room is almost completely empty except for one counter. Not sure what they're working on in there?

          1. re: ggom1

            Anyone have the scoop on this? There has still be no sign of an opening.

            1. re: Cat123

              I saw someone moving what looked like counters in there this week... I guess it might actually open someday?

                1. re: jlunar

                  I usually pass by their side windows and there is very little activity. Like, in months I've never seen anyone doing anything in there. But they are starting to put up shelves and counters, I think I saw a few get set up a couple weeks ago. Not convinced they'll ever open.

                  1. re: ggom1

                    a source close to the family whose opening it, has mentioned to me to apply for a possible pastry/chocolatier position... so if anything that's an indication that they're opening soon?!

        2. So, I don't know if it has been like this since June but I walked by today and I saw furniture in it, cash registers set up (with screen saver on LCD monitor, so, like they have been on/testing them?) and some prosciutto hanging. The furniture still has plastic on it. It looks pretty much ready to go except not much merchandise. The seating area seems to take a large portion of the space. I took a few photos and I will try to share soon. It don't understand how this place can afford to pay the rent and take over a year to get ready and still not be open! Crazy.

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          1. re: ylsf

            My thoughts too! Rent there can't be cheap!

            1. re: ylsf

              Here is a link to the pics I took the other day with my crappy camera

            2. Looks like the food shop is opening next week. I think I heard the cafe is already open. Anyone been?

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              1. re: ukers

                I was just down there and it's definitely open. They have Italian and local cheeses and meats, lots of pasta, some baked goods. It looks pretty nice, although I don't think it's fully stocked yet. There's also Bar Mozza restaurant serving pizzas, salads, prosciutto, etc.

                Here's a photo here:

                Spice City Toronto

              2. More photos/etc posted up on BlogTo:


                I didn't know it was from the people behind Grande Cheese....

                1. Check this place out! Great shopping and take out! We sat down for lunch today to try the sausage rapini panzerotti and the eggplant parmagiano pizza. Generous servings and delicious!! I couldn't stop eating my pizza with their amazing bomba hot pepper sauce even though I was stuffed. The crust is its own style that I enjoyed very much. $15 for a large personal pizza with full coverage of toppings. No skimping here. Welcome to the 'hood!!

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                  1. re: justsayn

                    Went there yesterday - could have eaten a cup of the Bomba!

                    Good food, staff trying hard, nice combo Salumi/Fromaggio plate.....

                      1. re: justsayn

                        We pried a few of the ingredients out of the very lovely Manager - key one (apart from the obvious) being fennel, I think.

                  2. Some shots of the store: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlunar/s...

                    No raw meats, etc, that I could see, but lots of cured meats, cheeses, and other things along those lines. Had an extensive biscotti selection, as well as interesting desserts.

                    1. Was in the area on Saturday night and met up with some friends for a drink after they went to Buca and I was at the theatre. Had a nice glass of wine and decided to order a dessert as well. To our surprise the waitress brought out a bunch of complimentary pastries. Very nice service, nice decor (really transforms in the evening... Never been in during the day but imagine it looks a lot different). It seems like a bit of an oasis in the crazyiness that is King Street on a Saturday night. It isn't open that late (I think around 10ish but we stayed later than that as other diners were there as well). Our waitress was very friendly/nice as well.

                      I saw some of the food pass by on the way to tables, definitely would like to return for a real meal here at some point and going to keep it in mind for future drinks out!