TBP: Home of the Brave

Monday, 30 June 2014

I should really back up all my photos so I don't have such a hard time looking for them...

Late last year, after taking me to WVRST, my boyfriend tried to prank me into thinking he was going to take me to the same place for another food adventure. He took me to the same street, headed in the same direction, so I almost thought he was going to be lame and take me to WVRST for the second time. Little did I expect for him to pull me in to a pub about two spaces before...

Home of the Brave is a pub that has a very hipster feel, similar to WVRST. Instead of a vibrant red backdrop wall however, their decor is a little more cozy. I'd have to attribute this partially to the overall colour scheme (neutrals of black, beige and chestnut), the lighting (brighter than WVRST but not completely hospital-kind-of-sterile either) and the clutteredness that is the pub (which is pretty much the centrepiece of the whole space). The branding added even more to the hipsterness that is this pub, as I looked onto their beer bottle:

Remember when I said hand drawn chalk typography is so big/in right now? That's what this brand reminded me of. But let's not get carried away with the atmosphere and the nitty gritty details that a designer would typical notice. We are here to relish in the sight of delicious food afterall...

Perhaps the knife staked in the middle of the burger may seem a little daunting in the first photo, but trust me, it's not that bad :P I didn't have this particular dish, no. My boyfriend being a big fan of fried chicken, couldn't resist the Kentucky Fried Handshake Sandwich. I found it a little comical that they would have a chicken leg sticking out like that. Maybe that's just me? Either way, my boyfriend enjoyed it, and that one bite I had from his burger, I enjoyed too.

We also shared a cute little saucepan of Tater Tots. There were about 11 or 12 of them? I don't remember. They weren't too greasy and they had the right amount of crisp. It was a shame that they didn't have more in one serving :(

Finally, I ordered the... you'll have to excuse my poor memory at the moment. It's a burger of barbecued beef but I can't seem to find it on their menu. Maybe they don't serve it anymore? :( Anyway, what I appreciated about this dish was that it wasn't too salty; it was sweet but not too sweet, and the meat was tender. Plus, the presentation made the burger even more appealing (and they didn't have a knife staked into the burger, haha). 

My only criticism is that, much like WVRST, Home of the Brave is a bit pricey for the quantity you get. The burgers average around $12-14 from what I could muster in my memory, and mind you, these burgers were not that big. Their size is comparable to a regular burger at McDonald's (i.e. the Filet-O-Fish). Then again, you are paying more so for the quality if anything, since these burgers aren't what you would call typical fast food. 

Overall, I quite enjoyed my time there, and for someone like me, the burger and the appetizer was enough for me. Not sure about the heartier eaters out there though :P


Until next time!

No comments:

Post a Comment