Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs

Brave Horse Tavern – South Lake Union, Seattle

Posted on: Friday 27 May 2011

We had an errand in South Lake Union a few Saturdays ago and galloped (pun intended!) into Brave Horse Tavern for lunch afterwards. With the Amazon and biotech workers absent, the area is quiet except for the crowd waiting for tables at Portage Bay Café and the looping blood orange coloured streetcar.

Above Cuoco and next to Ting Momo, Brave Horse Tavern is an English style gastropub – it has a casual atmosphere with relaxed service and a hearty menu. You can play darts and shuffleboard, share some snacks and sample the eclectic beer list on the wooden benches or perch at the bar for a cocktail and a counter meal.

Mr S bypassed the small brunch menu and opted for the BHT burger consisting of Painted Hills ground chuck on a Dahlia Workshop bun with smokey burger sauce, iceberg lettuce, dill pickle, mayonnaise, cheddar and caramelised sweet onion. Skewered and teetering on an angle, the beef patty is thick and charred, and the caramelised sweet onion and condiments combine to make a juicy and tasty burger. There is a generous serving of hand cut fries on the side.

‘These pretzels are making me thirsty!’ To me pretzels are synonymous with New York and this malt boiled, hearth roasted version is homage to Big Apple street food. There are many savoury accompaniments available and I ordered the only sweet one – a brick oven pretzel with a pot of Theo chocolate and toasted hazelnut. It is a huge glossy knot, sprinkled with salt crystals and a dark, earthy colour. It is soft and doughy, and I dip chucks of it in the Nutella like chocolate with glee.

As we were leaving, we noticed a group of people playing shuffleboard and there is outdoor seating. Brave Horse Tavern is perfect for a lazy weekend afternoon!

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