Big Crow Toronto

Big Crow but Little

Big Crow but Little is Anthony Rose's backyard fried chicken shack. It's right behind Rose & Son's on West Queen West and it backs out on to Trinity Bellwoods Park .

You can head here to grab fuel for a picnic, but the licensed patio also offers two communal picnic tables for those that want to imbibe on site.

Big Crow Toronto

The food menu bills just three sandwiches, each one is a variation on the Pretty Girl ($9), a fried chicken BLT built on thick-cut Texas toast with tomatoes, pickles, slaw and herb mayo.

Big Crow Toronto

The Fried Bird ($6.50) is a bacon-less option, while the BLT ($6.50) skips the poultry. Why anyone wouldn't want the fried chicken is a mystery to me.

big crow toronto

The pickle-brined, buttermilk-drenched dark meat gets a double coating of seasoned flour. It's not especially crispy once smooshed between bread with all the fixings but the meat is impeccably moist.

big crow toronto

Slaw ($2), sweet potato salad ($2), Covered Bridge potato chips ($2.50) and pickles on a stick ($1.50) round out the offerings.

Big Crow Toronto

The potato salad is a unique feature with cranberries, walnuts and scallions mixed throughout.

Big Crow Toronto

To drink there's Henderson's Best ($8 for a 12-ounce pour) on tap along with cans of Steam Whistle ($7) and Gin Smash ($10).

big crow but little

The patio is covered and the intent is to operate year-round. Food is available until it sells out while the patio stops serving at 11 p.m.

Big Crow Toronto

Photos by Jesse Milns

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