Now presented by Scout Magazine.
In this weeks episode it thrilled us to bring on highly respected restaurateur Brandon Grossutti. Owner and operator of Gastown staple Pidgin, we were eager to discuss a new venture he’s been developing, a new “at cost” delivery service called FROMTO.
With so many restaurants struggling to keep their heads above water during this trying time, we wanted to learn more about this new app, how he’s been developing it, when is it slated to be released and much much more. We also waxed about his career in hospitality, running Pidgin for the last seven years, his thoughts on the current climate for restaurateurs and life at home with family.
In addition, we also discussed the fantastic New York Times Magazine essay by Gabrielle Hamilton, in which she details at length the struggle she’s gone through to keep her restaurant Prune open during this pandemic. It’s an engrossing article, one we couldn’t recommend enough as she illustrates the brevity of her situation in heartbreaking fashion. Her plight is one we are certain restaurateurs all over the globe can relate too and we wanted to hear Brandon’s thoughts on it as we knew he was probably feeling many of the same emotions she was.
We hope you enjoy this episode, Brandon is wicked smart and we cannot wait until his new app is available. Do look for it sometime in mid May.
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If you’ve never been to Pidgin before, we highly recommend you do once this is over. It’s a gem of a place with a wonderful atmosphere. Think Asian/French cuisine with a Pacific Northwest twist. What’s not to love? In the meantime, do check out their takeout menu as they are offering some delicious fare right now.
**If you want to learn even more about Brandon, here's a great interview he recently gave to Michelle Sproule of Scout Magazine.
***Scout is one of Vancouver’s leading food and culture magazines. If you’re wanting to learn more about the city’s food and cultural sphere with regards to community news, new restaurant openings, essential guides to some of the city’s best offerings as well as who’s hiring, Scout is where you should go. They also have a sister website called Islandist. Same type of content only Island driven. That’s Islandist.ca.
We’re proud to have Scout as our presenting sponsor as we believe what they “Scout out” is an excellent compliment to what we’re offering here with Track and Food. Do check them out.