Things are moving and shaking in Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens, as Takori Avenida has closed and The J Spot Culinary Kitchen has opened under the leadership of Chef Joel Harris. Many will know Harris from his days at Foreign Concept, and more recently as the head chef at Takori in the market. He’s trained with several Calgary chefs, Arizona restaurateur Kevin Binkley, and chefs Sheldon Simeon and Jeff Sheer in Hawaii. When Duncan Ly announced Takori’s closure, he handed the reigns to Harris, who took over the equipment, rebranded the space, and kept inspiration from the Takori menu to develop something new. Harris regularly adds new menu items like burgers, frozen meal kits, jarred sauces, and specials like Sunday’s beef bulgogi eggs benedict served with triple-cooked fries, or honey-butter chips that typically sell out by noon. He sources local ingredients from the market and draws inspiration from his father, his grandmother’s comfort food, his travels and chef mentors like Duncan Ly, Jinhee Lee and Darren MacLean. Harris exudes a contagious passion for his craft and a boundless enthusiasm for what the future holds.