Thursday, September 19, 2013

Big Crow

If you're wondering why there's an intoxicating BBQ smell wafting around Dupont and Davenport, you can blame Anthony Rose.  The chef and owner of Rose and Sons is behind one of this summer's most popular restaurant openings.  And when we say behind, we really mean it.

Set up in Rose and Sons backyard, Big Crow takes its inspiration from northern Ontario cottage country and Algonquin park.  The feasting happens at large communal wooden tables, the bar and prep areas are housed in portable shipping crates, and the grill is in full view at the back (where frequent freight trains rumble by).  It almost feels like camp for adults, if camp food tasted this good.

(Smoked mozzarella and roast garlic bread)  
(Steel head trout poke) 
(Crows sizzling bacon with ancho chili BBQ sauce) 
(Jerk chicken wings) 
(Porchetta sausage) 
(Versht with apricot glaze) 
(Baby back ribs, grilled corn salad, potato salad, pork and beans) 
(Potato salad) 
(Smores ice cream sandwich) 
(PB&J ice cream sandwich) 

Chef Rose intends to keep Big Crow open year round and tells us he has a plan "insulation, tarps, pot belly heaters, barn doors, blankets. Then the rest is up to you to keep warm." 
Our advice - make a reservation and go soon.  Or get your parka ready. 

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