I met Gord after work for a couple drinks at Stix 'n Stones at King W/Spadina (where Shoeless Joe's used to be). It opened in September and we thought we'd check it out.
There are two sides to the place ... a nice restaurant and a sport bar (where we sat). It was pretty empty ... the scaffolding in front of the building is no doubt a deterrent.
Lauri, our waitress, was very friendly. Word of warning, though ... the bathrooms aren't heated so are very very cold.
Heading home, we stopped at the Bier Markt at King W/Portland (where Portland Beer House used to be). It opened just a couple months ago and we hadn't been yet.
It was jammed and we got seats at the bar. Gord enjoyed the Bier Markt because of it's interesting selection of beer.
Chia kitty liked it too because there was sparkling wine.