Have been spending more time in the junction lately, have a few discoveries, and looking for more.
Mad Mexican - Their production facility is behind a storefront a few doors down from Annette. They are mulling over plans to consider something else in the area, and are encouraging locals with discounted products that the nice young lady in the office in the front will sell. When you consider that their salsas go for as much as 10$ per at the more expensive parts of town, the discount prices here are very decent.
On Cue - One of the last billiard halls in the city, with a bar at the front, and a kitchen that puts out Ukrainian staples on request. Haven't tried the food, but the selection of microbrews puts this ahead of most of the pubs in the area easily, and they play good blues.
Patisserie 27 - Very minimal signage, on Jane doors north of Annette, they make lovely looking french pastries, baguettes, some artisanal breads, and respectable croissants and pain au chocolats. (the one with caramelized banana is a nice surprise).
There also appear to be a few new places, such as an unlicensed Mexican, and a coffee shop south of Annette worth checking out.