Anthony Rose just opened a second Big Crow in Trinity Bellwoods

Anthony Rose just opened a second Big Crow in Trinity Bellwoods

Just off a graffitied alley in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Anthony Rose is slinging no-nonsense barbecue sandwiches at Big Crow But Little, a condensed version of his open-air smokehouse on Dupont. There are only three sandwiches on the menu: pulled pork, chopped brisket and the 60/60, a mix of western-style North Carolina pulled pork and Texas brisket. When asked about the differences between each barbecue style, Rose says, “People should just eat the fuckin’ sandwiches—I’m melding things I like.” The only sides available are coleslaw, Covered Bridge potato chips and giant pickles on sticks. The Bellwoods-facing patio seats 15 and—for those who are afraid to break the no-drinking-in-the-park rule—it’s fully licensed.

There's a nice view of the park from the patio. There’s a nice view of the park from the patio.
 

 
Here's the bar. Here’s the bar. Henderson’s Best is the only beer on tap.
 

 
The 60/60 sandwich. $15. The 60/60 sandwich. $15.
 

 
Here's Rose eating one of his own sandwiches. Here’s Rose eating one of his own sandwiches.
 

 
And—just because—here's Naked News anchor Vanessa Lei Fox eating a giant pickle. She had recently wrapped up filming a watermelon-eating contest in the park. And—just because—here’s Naked News anchor Vanessa Lei Fox eating a giant pickle. She had recently wrapped up filming a watermelon-eating contest in the park.
 

 
It's almost like drinking in the park—but legal! It’s like drinking in the park—but legal!