Flipping through the menu during the grand opening of Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Bar in downtown Brampton Wednesday night, you could see quite a large variety of foods and beverages to satisfy your tastes.
And since it is Wendel’s place, there’s also the hockey-related food items – such as the Hat Trick Platter, Sin Bin Sliders, and the Buffalo Chicken, Chicago Club, Montreal Smoked Meat, and Steak Philly.
There may be, though, one gastronomical goodie missing from the menu you may associate with Clark and his 18-year NHL hockey career: The Knuckle Sandwich.
A fierce competitor on the ice, Clark, who was born in Saskatchewan, played 13 seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs and captained the team to extended playoff runs in the early 90s.
His reputation as one of the toughest players in the league was well-earned from bouts with some of the biggest ‘Tough Guy’ names in hockey lore.
Clark has three other namesake restaurants – in Hamilton, Burlington, and Vaughan – and the new one here in Brampton at 36 Main Street North will most certainly be a busy spot and help in the downtown area’s bid to be a place to be for food and entertainment.