Because food and music are equally paramount in our world, we invite an Empty Bottle band to join forces with Bite Café every month — the result is a one-night-only special item to be served on the night of their show.
This month, we invited the fuzzy and depressive, expressive and expansive homies of Cloakroom into our kitchen, and they emerged with Meatless Star Poutine, a vegan Mexican poutine with chorizo spiced beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, and cilantro. Read on to learn about their musical and culinary inspirations. (And don’t forget to snag tickets to their December 22 EB gig!)
Tell us a bit about yourselves! We are a three-piece rock outfit from the Region
Tell us why you chose these specific inspirations for your Bottle Bites dish. I think we tend to seek out Mexican cuisine a lot on the road, but we really love when we can find vegetarian-friendly poutine. Being vegan, the options are super limited, so anytime vegan poutine is offered I go for it.
If you could invite five people—living or dead—to your dream dinner party, who would be on the guest list? What would y’all eat? Stanley Kubrick, Marcus Eoin and Mike Sandison (of Boards Of Canada fame), Kyle Larson, and Steph Curry. All experts in their respective fields, the conversations would be deep and educational. I would serve a cheezy pine-nut seitan roast, smashed red potatoes with mushroom gravy, mac & cheeze, and greens.
What’s your go-to tour meal? I would say I consistently eat burritos and falafel, but any time I can get some out of the ordinary vegan cuisine Im game!
Try Bite Café’s Meatless Star Poutine for yourself on Sunday, December 22, in celebration of Cloakroom’s descent upon Empty Bottle. Tickets are available here.