Adams_Street posted at 02:45:10 AM on Jan 27, 2017:
Think I'm going to open up a restaurant called Taco Toledo. Sell $1 tacos and $1.50 Bud Lights, cuz that's what we really are folks. Enough of this upscale restaurant BS. Especially downtown. The "upscale" restaurants that are downtown NOW are struggling to keep the doors open. Veritas closing is just the beginning. When that Chop house opens, it'll be like a nuclear detonation on the rest of downtown.
I mean... I get it. You were trying to point out that Toledoans are low class or something.
But. I think there's more of a mixed market than you think around here. I mean, Registry has thrived for what, 4 years downtown despite naysayers.... and Kengo, arguably the best sushi place you're going to find anywhere in the city and definitely on par with the best I've had in Seattle, NYC, and LA... they're doing incredible business, beyond what they expected... and they're not cheap.
So Toledo Taco (actually a great name)-
1: I'd totally go to that restaurant after work. I'd probably eat lunch there every so often, too.
2: Change bud light to PBR and I'm totally there.
3: Better yet, partner with Buckeye for their cheaper stuff.
4: Put it right by Registry - like in Veritas' space.
Because here's a goddamned perfect friday night:
Drive on downtown, park somewhere around Registry. Stop in for a cocktail and an appetizer (maybe some scotch olives or something). Walk down to Kengo, have some yakitori and a bit of sushi, have a good beer or two.
After BSing with Kengo and Josh for a bit, stroll over to Durty Bird and grab an IPA, watch a band for a bit, and then mosey over to Black Cloister. Suckle on Nature's Breast until properly sauced. Walk down to Taco Toledo, grab 3 tacos and a beer while you wait for your uber to get you home.
Sounds awesome to me, personally.
If you open it, I'll be there.