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Gravy Train restaurant coming to Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / November 2, 2012

Gravy Train Restaurant TorontoI 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

Discussion

9 Comments

Dmitri / November 2, 2012 at 10:44 am
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lol gravy train. I can't believe I actually made that cartoon. Never again, though it was kinda fun at the time.
AmH / November 2, 2012 at 10:48 am
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I hope it's like Sauceman's...do you get to bring your own meat? It's a long drive to Jefferton.
Bibi / November 2, 2012 at 11:13 am
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You realize that letting us know something this potentially delicious is coming to Toronto but only saying it will be here "sometime in the new year" is torturous, right? :)
Jose / November 2, 2012 at 11:17 am
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I wish the owners of Schwartz in Montreal brought their food here. Aside from Katz's Deli in New York, Schwartz is such a good compliment to Canadian's alike.
Nexus / November 2, 2012 at 01:21 pm
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Umm... Rob Ford's opening a restaurant ?!?!?
ROFO / November 2, 2012 at 02:42 pm
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CHEW! CHEW!! (had to be said)
poutineluver / November 2, 2012 at 04:57 pm
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This is a tease...so the restaurant will not open unless it gets enough donations? lets hope this article brings enough attention to the fact and its gets off the ground.
Alex replying to a comment from Jose / November 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm
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http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/06/celine-dion-schwartzs-deli/

Ha! I'd prefer if Celine and her creepy (grandfather) husband stayed away from Toronto.
The Gravy Train / November 4, 2012 at 11:41 pm
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Thanks Derek & BlogTO appreciate the write-up!

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