Mile End rejoice. Larrys, the new restaurant from Lawrence and Boucherie Lawrence partners Sefi Amir, Marc Cohen, Annika Krausz, and Ethan Wills, opens today at 6 p.m. Keaton Ritchie, a Lawrence staffer, Myriade alum, and respected barista, is in as manager.
Wills offered some perspective on the concept last month. "The space became available at a time when it didn't seem like an insane idea for us to try to open something new, so we did. Larrys will be a venue in which people can explore elements of what we do at Lawrence in greater depth — be it coffee, beer, bread and butter, Joy Division, or pickled fish. I think there is solid attention to detail at Lawrence, and sometimes you want to engage with those details outside of the format of a three-course-meal. I mean, I hope people do."
The former Café Sardine/Iwashi izakaya has undergone a wholesale refurb. Larrys is airier and brighter than its predecessor, yet includes more seating — bar and counter in particular. Gone is Sardine's raised floor too. Larrys will feature "more beer, better coffee, a better sound system and weirder wine" than Lawrence, divulged Wills, with early morning to late night hours. "People can make of it what they will. We'll see what that is and embrace it."
Status: Larrys, 9 Fairmount Est, open 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. (5 p.m. Sundays) Walk-ins only.