“I wanted to find a way to establish myself,” Gates said. “I want to show Dayton what I’m ready to do.”
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Invoke will be a full three-day-a-week vendor, and when the market expands its hours this June to Thursday through Sunday, Invoke’s hours will expand as well.
The menu will rotate with the seasons, and ingredients will be sourced locally, Gates said.
Invoke’s menu will include classic brunch items such as chicken and waffles — in this case, the waffles will be made from sweet potatoes — along with Eggs Benedict and BLT sandwiches. There will be several vegan options offered, including a BLT with tofu bacon, a “carrot dog,” and vegan cookies and cheesecake, Gates said.
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Gates, a Middletown native, said he and his brother have worked in the food-service industry separately for several years.
“We’re coming together to serve high-quality, simple food that’s approachable,” he said.