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Big Crow BBQ is back and better than ever

Big Crow BBQ is back and better than ever

Big Crow BBQ is back and better than ever

Acclaimed Chef Anthony Rose, known for his restaurants across the city, namely Fat Pasha and Schmaltz Appetizing, is bringing back an oldie but a goodie.

Rose's latest venture, The Grand Elvis, took over Rose and Sons and Big Crow BBQ in December of last year. The restaurant boasts a high-end bistro menu with a refined wine list and chic decor and was voted Best New Restaurant in Toronto and Canada, Best Burger and Best Fried Chicken. However, The Grand Elvis had less than three months in the spotlight before closing permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a sincere Instagram post, Rose reflects on his time in quarantine cooking with his son, noting that he had rekindled his love for comfort food, which was nostalgic and warmed the soul.

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I would like to start this post with a quote from one of our greatest supporters of all the restaurants. "One Benefit of Living in this Alternate Universe............It's Back!" @danielmoneta remarked on his Instagram story. We opened Big Crow last week and Daniel was one of the first to order from us.Of course Daniel was remarking that yes indeed we did Close Big Crow last Fall. As well as Rose and Sons. Closed. Both. In the restaurant's stead we opened a new Concept "The Grand Elvis" in December. Well, the writing was on the wall but we just did not know it yet. The Grand Elvis was spectacular. Very early on it was Voted one of the Best new restaurants in Toronto, Best Burger EVER (thank you jeremy of NYC's Brindle Room Fame) Best Fried Chicken to ever live in this Universe, Best new restaurant in Canada. We were proud, very very proud. Especially Jackie of Of course. So Here we are "Elvis Has Left the Building" "The King is Dead Long Live the King" and so on and so Forth. During my time in Quarantine with my Beautiful son Simon, we cooked a lot. And what was I cooking you ask? I was cooking what I love, what my Mother Cooked when I was a kid, what Bonnie cooked at all her wonderful Friday Night Dinners, Cottage food, Farm Food from Rob, Rustic Food, Familiar Food. Food from my Little Black Heart. All the foods of a lifetime of eating simple deliciousness and especially the foods that make me warm in my soul. COMFORT FOOD! THAT"S WHAT I WAS COOKING. I AM THE KING OF COMFORT FOOD! To be honest I never embraced that Moniker. Never liked it and always thought I and my food was more than that. But, I have come to embrace that now. Come to understand and love and want that to be mine. So here we are. Big Crow is Back. It is Exactly the same as it used to be. The menu is familiar and delicious and it is all mine. My good friend and Chef Jeremy Gries is Back on the Grill and the Smoker. Jer is the one that started it all so it just seems fit that he brings it back. You can go check out the menu if you want but you probably already know what you want. I know I do. I would start with Garlic Bread.............. @bigcrowbbq_roseandsons

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"To be honest, I never embraced that moniker. I never liked it and always thought I and my food was more than that. But, I have come to embrace that now. Come to understand and love and want that to be mine," says Rose.

As businesses slowly began to open up, Chef Rose decided to fuel his rediscovered love for comfort food classics and bring back Big Crow BBQ.

"Reopening Elvis when it only had two and a half months just didn't seem right," says Rose.

"Big Crow, on the other hand, was what I was yearning for. It just made me feel so good inside to bring it back. Fits like an old glove. We even have one of the original chefs, Jeremy Gries. So it's very much exactly what it was, what it should be."

The newly reopened BBQ joint is serving up all of the old-time favourites, including Baby Back Ribs Smoked and Grilled with Burst Cherry Tomato Pesto, Poke Nachos, Miami Ribs, cheesy garlic bread and a delectable s'mores cake.

Big Crow BBQ is open Wednesday to Sunday from 4 p.m.-9 p.m., for takeout, curbside pickup and patio dining.

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Big Crow BBQ is back and better than ever

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Acclaimed Chef Anthony Rose, known for his restaurants across the city, namely Fat Pasha and Schmaltz Appetizing, is bringing back an oldie but a goodie.

Rose's latest venture, The Grand Elvis, took over Rose and Sons and Big Crow BBQ in December of last year. The restaurant boasts a high-end bistro menu with a refined wine list and chic decor and was voted Best New Restaurant in Toronto and Canada, Best Burger and Best Fried Chicken. However, The Grand Elvis had less than three months in the spotlight before closing permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a sincere Instagram post, Rose reflects on his time in quarantine cooking with his son, noting that he had rekindled his love for comfort food, which was nostalgic and warmed the soul.

View this post on Instagram

I would like to start this post with a quote from one of our greatest supporters of all the restaurants. "One Benefit of Living in this Alternate Universe............It's Back!" @danielmoneta remarked on his Instagram story. We opened Big Crow last week and Daniel was one of the first to order from us.Of course Daniel was remarking that yes indeed we did Close Big Crow last Fall. As well as Rose and Sons. Closed. Both. In the restaurant's stead we opened a new Concept "The Grand Elvis" in December. Well, the writing was on the wall but we just did not know it yet. The Grand Elvis was spectacular. Very early on it was Voted one of the Best new restaurants in Toronto, Best Burger EVER (thank you jeremy of NYC's Brindle Room Fame) Best Fried Chicken to ever live in this Universe, Best new restaurant in Canada. We were proud, very very proud. Especially Jackie of Of course. So Here we are "Elvis Has Left the Building" "The King is Dead Long Live the King" and so on and so Forth. During my time in Quarantine with my Beautiful son Simon, we cooked a lot. And what was I cooking you ask? I was cooking what I love, what my Mother Cooked when I was a kid, what Bonnie cooked at all her wonderful Friday Night Dinners, Cottage food, Farm Food from Rob, Rustic Food, Familiar Food. Food from my Little Black Heart. All the foods of a lifetime of eating simple deliciousness and especially the foods that make me warm in my soul. COMFORT FOOD! THAT"S WHAT I WAS COOKING. I AM THE KING OF COMFORT FOOD! To be honest I never embraced that Moniker. Never liked it and always thought I and my food was more than that. But, I have come to embrace that now. Come to understand and love and want that to be mine. So here we are. Big Crow is Back. It is Exactly the same as it used to be. The menu is familiar and delicious and it is all mine. My good friend and Chef Jeremy Gries is Back on the Grill and the Smoker. Jer is the one that started it all so it just seems fit that he brings it back. You can go check out the menu if you want but you probably already know what you want. I know I do. I would start with Garlic Bread.............. @bigcrowbbq_roseandsons

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"To be honest, I never embraced that moniker. I never liked it and always thought I and my food was more than that. But, I have come to embrace that now. Come to understand and love and want that to be mine," says Rose.

As businesses slowly began to open up, Chef Rose decided to fuel his rediscovered love for comfort food classics and bring back Big Crow BBQ.

"Reopening Elvis when it only had two and a half months just didn't seem right," says Rose.

"Big Crow, on the other hand, was what I was yearning for. It just made me feel so good inside to bring it back. Fits like an old glove. We even have one of the original chefs, Jeremy Gries. So it's very much exactly what it was, what it should be."

The newly reopened BBQ joint is serving up all of the old-time favourites, including Baby Back Ribs Smoked and Grilled with Burst Cherry Tomato Pesto, Poke Nachos, Miami Ribs, cheesy garlic bread and a delectable s'mores cake.

Big Crow BBQ is open Wednesday to Sunday from 4 p.m.-9 p.m., for takeout, curbside pickup and patio dining.

Tags:

Toronto Restaurants

Big Crow BBQ

Chef Anthony Rose