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The Pinkerton’s kids have been busy. This trio of Gerrard East entrepreneurs now has a third jewel in their crown: the VATICAN GIFT SHOP. This bar takes a Catholic theme and runs with it. Candles flicker atop candelabras, crosses abound, and there’s even confessional. While ’80s and ’90s jams add nostalgia to the space, barflies sip on local brews from Left Field or craft cocktails. Ride the Cliché pairs tequila blanco with Amaro Nonino, lemon and ginger beer. Pizza, naturally, is the focus of the food offerings. Popular are the San Baglio, with sausage and kale, and the mortadella, artichoke and olive-studded Capricciosa. Post-meal, those looking to let loose can hit the dance floor come 11 p.m. 1047 Gerrard St. E.
L-R: Co-owner Adam Kelly behind the bar and a selection of ’za