I have a weakness. warm… gooey… cheese. I love cheese and warm cheese just makes it better. Never mind that the mercury is pushing 100. Put something with melted cheese on it and my tongue will knock out my teeth just to get to it.
The Brady Tavern offers a daily grilled cheese special. I have yet to visit the Tavern and succeeded in eating something other then the Special. Its a weakness, i can’t help it. I enter the doors stead fast committed to a regular item on the menu and am easily sold as the grilled perfection is described like poetry by the server.
The Food: Today was no different. The Grilled Cheese was SUPURB. 3 slices of grilled sourdough bread, immersed in gouda and XXX tomato, and some spices all amount to grilled cheese perfection. Add the Tomato Basil soup and heaven on earth has been reached. My only problem was i wanted more, but doesn’t the best always leaving you wanting more? A Guinness to drink and an alternate reality of dining bliss it easily achieved. The only complaint is the beer was a little short poured.
Was it Clean: Yes, we sat at the bar. The immediate area was clean, the restaurant smelled like fresh food. You can look into the kitchen from around the corner.
The Waitstaff: were all professionally dressed. Our server was kind and well versed and happy to make recommendations. He was quick to offer refills and brought the check promptly. The bad… the short pour, a excellent server would catch that before it is deposited on the table.
I didn’t see a kid menu, but it may have been separate. I would take my kid to eat here.
The Restroom: Didn’t visit it.
If i was wanting to impress a out of town friend, i would bring them to the Tavern.
I am going to begin this review by revealing something personal about myself. I dont drink coffee. I have never like the taste. I dont have anything against coffee, as a matter of fact I very much enjoy visiting coffee bars with friends or business clients, but i enjoy a hot chocolate or other non coffee beverage.
I visited Gypsy House Coffee after driving past and seeing a small sign in front saying something like “We Serve Lunch!”
The Food: The Food menu was brief and simple. Sandwiches! I must say, i prefer small menus. Too much choice is sometimes a bad thing. A small menu tells me that they are serving only their best. I had the Turkey Tornado. All of the sandwiches had catchy names mostly based on local landmarks, a plus in my book. The Turkey Tornado is a Turkey sandwich served on a crossant. I went for the lettuce, tomato and onion as additions and dijon mustard. The sandwich was good, the only negative thing i can say is the the crossant was too flakey. It tasted fine, but there were crumbs everywhere. The sandwich had a side items of chips and a pickle. The chips were just “ehhh.” Your typical wholesale white bag restaurant wavy potato chips. A small investment in higher quality chips would take this meal from good to great. I did very much enjoy the pickle. It was large and crispy! I enjoyed a tall cool glass of ice water, but they had a large selection of drinks.
The Dining Area: Overall the dining area appeared very clean. It was decorated in a very unique and eclectic fashion. one room had a old green parachute draping the entire room. the booth i sat in was very conformable.
The Service: I ordered at a counter and was served at the table a few minutes later.
Kid Friendly: I would say yes, but no effort was made to accommodate kids differently than any other patron.
The Restroom: small and clean.
I would eat here again, but i would probably not go out of my way to get here. A great quick bite if you are in the neighborhood and looking for a fun experience.
The Turkey Tornado