The Greyhound brings a global-style gastropub to Covington. The Greyhound is in the station and ready for boarding. And since the new restaurant in the former Greyhound bus terminal is from Torre and David Solazzo, buckle up because it’s going to be quite a ride.
Covington’s new global smorgasbord-meets-gastropub is the latest from the dynamic couple behind Del Porto Ristorante. While the two restaurants are just steps from each other, they are worlds apart, one elegant and laser-focused on Italian cuisine, the other funky and art-filled with a menu that rambles across the world culinary map. “These are dishes that we love and crave,” Chef Torre says. Those cravings run the gamut from North African lamb meatballs to wood-fired pizza topped with harissa-roasted shrimp and zucchini, African yellow curry with shrimp and skirt steak a la plancha with chimichurri.
The Greyhound also serves a matzo ball soup and a Reuben sandwich with house-made pastrami, a savory homage to Chef Torre’s Jewish roots. The dessert list has an “adult float,” made with caramel ice cream and Guinness stout. The spacious eatery includes a split bar with extra coveted corners for hanging out and commissioned Art Deco-style paintings themed the “Nine Boozes,” each representing different cocktails, from Northshore artist Molly McGuire (a.k.a. MagWire).