On Friday, July 3, Shoptalk found Mike Leigh
of popular Argyle Street spot Bitter End
(1572 Argyle) busily preparing for the 5pm the opening of his new endeavour, Loose Cannon
. At 1566 Argyle, it’s right next door to Bitter End in the former home of Fizz Champagne Bar
. Leigh says diners will find a “real place for regulars” that cleaves to what people expect from a genuine pub experience, with 15 draught beers, 40 different brands of domestic and imported beer in bottles and 70 different types of scotch, American and Canadian whiskeys. That pub experience continues on the food front, with fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash, with haggis prepared for special occasions. Watch for Robbie Burns Day to be celebrated with gusto January 25.