Crack burgers, meltdown sandwiches and other menu items inspired by the mayor
The silver lining, perhaps, to Toronto’s seedy mayoral scandal: the outpouring of inventive—or at least amusing—creative responses. The past week has brought musical interpretations, provocative art installations and, most recently, a wave of tongue-in-cheek culinary tributes. Here, a sampling of restaurant dishes inspired by Rob Ford.
• Nicky’s Café in Regina made headlines last week when it unveiled a “Toronto-style” Cracked Pepper Burger, topped with cracked black pepper, onions, mushrooms and cheese. Our take: you know the city’s really in trouble when the capital of Saskatchewan starts feeling smug.
• Pastissima, the Italian take-out shop at Yonge and Eglinton, went in a slightly more figurative direction with its Ford-inspired sandwich.
• King East lunch counter Craft Dogs claims its beef cheek and gravy–topped Crack Dog is as addictive as, well, crack.
• Sammy’s Sammies, a soon-to-open lunch counter at Queen and Euclid, rounded out its inaugural menu with a confectionary ode to Ford (topped with powdered sugar, natch).
• In what is perhaps the most fitting commemorative gesture, an unidentified Toronto bar named its evening drink special after the wayward mayor. The key ingredient: Kraken-brand spiced rum.
4 thoughts on “Crack burgers, meltdown sandwiches and other menu items inspired by the mayor”
Tha fall of Rob Ford cocktail with Kracken spiced rum was at Supermarket in Kensington…
The Kraken Rocks in the photo above was at The Miller Tavern on Bay
That was one AWESOME sandwich at Pastissima
the gravy train is pulling back into the city ,, the dining car is serving a pulled pork sandwich named the pam mcconnell and a bowl of greens called the olivia chow, the latter is too expensive for average torontonians to sample.
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