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Feb 14, 2014 03:59 PM

Rose City Kitchen: Looks Yummy!!

I think it's just been open for a couple of days. Has anyone been yet?

Falafel poutine...that's brilliant! Can't wait to try it :)

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  1. I haven't been and I take umbrage at their plans for another two locations despite not even really being open yet

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    1. re: disgusti

      I guess they have faith in their product :)

      1. re: disgusti

        Why does someone elses plans offend you, exactly?

        1. re: szw

          Well besides being easily offended I think that their presumption that their product is good and their concept is franchise/expansion worthy is indicative of a larger problem with our culture exemplified by things like kickstarter wherein we as a public are expected to support ideas concepts and products sight unseen instead of the traditional and I would argue much more sensible model of something happening/being made/being released and then we decide if it is worthy or not based on it's merits

          this could be a little too philosophical for chow hound though

          1. re: disgusti

            I don't think it's too philosophical. You make valid points. But I'd like to try it before I make any proclamations one way or another.

            1. re: kwass

              Yeah I'm kinda just being an asshole. I'll probably try it too beats another burger place or BBQ joint or whatever!

            2. re: disgusti

              think you're reading it wrong.
              they think that they're filling a void and that multiple locations will bring better strength to their brand.
              it isn't a business model that i would feel comfortable doing, but, like most new restaurants, i'd assume they have investors behind them. if there's money to open a few within a short period of time, all the power to them. it's a greater uphill battle, but if they succeed, they'll be all the richer for it.

              my issue with them is more political. Food from Jordan, eh? Interesting to see what Middle Eastern countries they claim the food's from (or not from). also, their web site is diarrhea.

        2. They have their prices online; it seems quite reasonably priced (especially considering some of the other options in the area)

          1. Somebody just wrote a review of RCK. Here is the link:


              1. re: kwass

                Oh ... the pitas looked nicely filled and tasty! It all looked good till I saw the poutine. Maybe I've been brainwashed but those fries look too pale and limp.

                Looks like I'll add this to my ever growing list of places to try for downtown TO.

                1. re: Nevy

                  The fries do look pale and limp, but you could probably request crispy fries.

              2. falafel poutine sounds and looks disgusting

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                1. re: frogsteak

                  Really? I think it sounds awesome!!! I can't wait to try it :)

                  1. re: kwass

                    For once I'm going to agree with frogsteak yuck!

                    I don't get the big deal about poutine anyway.So overrated.

                    1. re: petek

                      I'm not a fan of poutine either. And, despite the fact that the fries looked undercooked, I think this is an awesome concept!

                      1. re: kwass

                        I agree with kwass, but I'll take Greek fries over poutine any day, and this looks more like that sort of thing than poutine to me.

                      2. re: petek

                        not over-rated when it's done properly which i've yet to see here

                        1. re: frogsteak

                          How did I know you were gonna say that?

                          It's fries and gravy with cheese on it..soo overrated.
                          BTW I've the foie gras poutine at PDC and it was great but that's a whole different animal...

                        2. re: petek

                          I agree..poutine..with all this new stuff poured over it just kills the original which I do like sans curds or as we used to call it "chips & gravy" in the 1950's...