Gravy Train restaurant coming to Toronto
I suppose it was bound to happen given the degree to which the expression "gravy train" has been implanted in our minds. If all goes according to plan, Toronto will get a Gravy Train restaurant sometime next year. Described by prospective owners James Applegath and Craig Brissenden as a "gourmet dippery," the idea behind the restaurant actually extends beyond its Rob Ford-inspired name.
"We're adopting a satirical approach to restaurant marketing, yet we're very serious regarding our mission to serve food with wholesome, high-quality ingredients prepared using healthier methods," the two explain on their Indiegogo campaign page. That's probably a good thing because there's a good chance that Rob Ford won't be around for a second term.
While not a reality yet, the founders have considerable experience in the restaurant business, so as far as restaurant concepts go, this one seems to have a pretty good chance of actually happening. So if you're one of those people who still thinks Toronto lags behind Kingston (let's not even talk about Montreal) in terms of its gravy quality, a restaurant that specializes in gravy might be something to get excited about.
For more info, check out the Gravy Train's Indiegogo campaign.
Photo of random poutine by Backpack Foodie on Flickr