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Grand Electric takes cottage country with a new Muskoka spin-off

(Image: Stephen Wong/Twitter)

(Image: Stephen Wong/Twitter)

Here’s yet another reason for Muskoka cottagers to feel blessed and superior: Grand Electric, the hip-but-grungy taco shop in Parkdale, is branching out with a seasonal lakeside spin-off up north. Details are still being worked out, but co-owner Ian McGrenaghan was able to share some basic info, like the general setting—a lakeside property in Port Carling—and the menu, which won’t stray far from the original (i.e. tacos). The summertime-only restaurant is expected to open on May Two-Four weekend and will run through Thanksgiving. “We’re still piecing it together,” says McGrenaghan. “But yeah, it’ll be Grand Electric for cottage country, with all that entails.” It’s a pretty savvy move, really—a way to avoid the competitive chaos of the city’s restaurant market while still targeting idle Torontonians with cash to spend. Plus, Muskoka doesn’t really have much of a food scene. (Except Webers. Webers is always magic.)