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Haven’t been to church in a while? Do a cou­ple of Hail Marys (shots of Capo Capo and Fer­net Menta) and gaze at the wall­pa­per boast­ing a re­pro­duc­tion of by Michelan­gelo at the

(1047 Ger­rard St. E.). From the same team be­hind Poor Romeo and Pinker­ton’s Snack Bar, the speakeasy/live mu­sic venue/bar also serves up pizza and el­e­vated bar snacks like ci­chetti (Ital­ian ta­pas). Plus the up-and-coming hip ’hood is draw­ing dis­cern­ing din­ers and drinkers east­ward. Blink and you’ll miss (643a Mt Pleas­ant Rd.), a tiny oa­sis of metic­u­lous omakase cui­sine. Ex­ec­u­tive chef Daisuke Izutsu comes by way of Don Don Iza­kaya, Kasa Moto and the kitchen of Toronto’s consul gen­eral of Ja­pan (where he pre­pared din­ners for guests such as the Ja­panese royal fam­ily), and to­gether with chef Jin Lee they craft sea­sonal four- or nine-course menus of pure de­light. Now thirsty 905ers don’t have to ven­ture far from home to get their fill of re­fresh­ing

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