and if anyone is serious...where are or will you be located??? -- North Florida anyone??
My first idea was "Against The Grain", because it has multiple meanings and it's catchy, but there are already several organizations out there with this slogan (google). There's even a gourmet food website that's all about that, plus againstthegrain.com and against-the-grain.com is already taken, so I ditched it. But good luck Gary.
I've thought of the following names:
Green Grass Grove
Jack Kronk's Cave
The Old Stone
The Grassy Cow
The Cream Rises
Decor, regardless of name, very warm colors, leaning toward a dark ambiance, to give it a rich look. The type of people that would eat here would need to be fairly well to do (maybe $15-$40 a plate), so I think a high quality decor scheme with a solid theme about it would do best. It would bring people into the 'experience' of it all. A "Cave" theme sounds most appropriate, given the context. But something 'wild' with earthy colors like orange, browns, grays. I also think having some sort of "express" type of deal would be a good idea too, to cater to people who want to quickly get some of this type of food when they're out but don't want to sit down and pay $60-$80/couple.
Grass Fed Beef and some Grain Fed Beef options - wide variety of steaks
Grass Fed Lamb - multiple options
Maybe some game like Bison / Deer and others
Some Pork options, including the best bacon possible
Pastured Egg dishes, especially for breakfast
Wild Caught Fish and Seafood, including Salmon, Shrimp, Crab, Lobster, Scallops
Potato and White Rice as "optional" side items to compliment meals
Plenty of great Veggie options, grilled or raw
Plenty of excellently prepared Salads
A variety of Bone Broth Soups
A small selection of well raised Chicken dishes
Plentiful variety of excellent Cheeses as dish sides
All Sauces and Seasonings made in house with pure ingredients and free of bad oils
Cook in Coconut Oil, Ghee, Lard, Tallow (customer's choice)
Raw Milk and Heavy Cream options
Only Pasture Butter in house
No Soda. No Juice.
Nuts: Macadamias, Pine Nuts, Almonds, Pecans
So who's in?
Against the Grain
10% discount if you can do 10 pull-ups in a set as demonstrated on the in-store pull-up bar.
The Stone Slab
Eggs, bacon, steak, burgers, grilled chicken. Everything grass-fed or pastured. Sweet potato fries, parsnips, turnips - all local and in season. Everything cooked in lard or coconut oil. Big-ass salads drenched in EVOO.
Cappuccino machine with grass-fed milk and freshly roasted, ground-before-brewing coffee and espresso. Lots of interesting teas and tisanes. Mineral water. Gluten-free beer. Egg-clarified wine and not wheat-clarified wine.
$20 to 40 per person.
Edit: And decor? Dark gray walls and floors. Cool. High ceilings. Would love a long stone slab picnic table with wooden stools and then tall bar tables and more wooden stools along one side. If not a stone table then polished concrete tables. And also polished concrete floors. Lots of stone and wood. Big windows allowing lots of natural light by day and a huge antler chandelier over the picnic table giving off light by night. Plus several indoor fire pits (is that against code?).
P.S. Once a week, we'll offer a cauliflower, coconut flour or rice flour crust pizza!
I would love to see a paleo food cart here among all the other food carts in Portland. I'd call it...The Modern Nomad, or something similar.
I think mine would be Grok's Grub -- for a Breakfast/Lunch only place...Basic, clean lines, with lots of wood in natural states with polyurethane coating. Not as simple of a menu as Chipolte but close.
For a casual yet more upscale meal I think I would call it "Fire" and use wood grills for many of the meals. Serving lots of Animal Meat/butter/greens. The walls would be a soothing earth combinatation with random cave paintings as not to overwhelm but to be a conversation starter...
Waiting area would have White board with markers for kids and adults to make their own cave drawings.(monitored for any crude images of course)
correct me if I'm wrong... (seriously, please do), but didn't this other thread get posted first?
I know this question is slightly different, but it did sorta seem like this one hijacked the thunder of the other Paleo Restaurant question... sorry theresa but it's true. (i think)