Southern Food at Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave at 589 King Street West in Toronto

I love Southern and American food, and it turns out that Home of the Brave serves this type of cuisine.  My friend Linda and I walked into the upper level where the restaurant was and was greeted by a friendly hostess who showed us to our table.  The dim lighting and loud conversation in the space gave a casual and enjoyable atmosphere; perfect for a date or a night out with friends.  There was a large bar area with a hefty selection of spirits and liquors.

the bar | the cooks

The Wednesday feature: Beef Dip Sandwich. $9
shaved beef dip rib eye, pickled vegetables, gravy, black pepper

They have a special dish every day of the week which is a good deal.  I was eyeing their Lobster Roll on their online menu which turns out to be a special on Tuesdays.  Too bad we weren’t here on a Tuesday!  Haha.  The Wednesday deal was a “Beef Dip Sandwich” which my friend ended up ordering.

I was really feeling for some Southern dish and their Broccoli and Grits really hit the spot. 😀  It arrived in a black pan and immediately reminded me of the savory Smoked Chipotle Honey Wings that I had at Bar Hop (and also the Smoked Duck Mac and Cheese that Steph had at there too) that was also served in a black pan.

Broccoli and Grits. $13
grits, broccoli, smoked cheese sauce, Old Milwaukee mushroom gravy, green onion

The Broccoli and Grits were so good!  I loved every bite of the creamy and cheesy grits.  They were soft and yummy.  Mmm 🙂  The brocooli pieces were actually huge!  Which is why the server brought me a super sharp steak knife to cut it down, haha.  I liked the combination of the grits plus the flowery stalks.  If the entire pan was filled with grits, I would have been stuffed very quickly.  The broccoli was the best partner to pair it with. 🙂

I want to come back to this restaurant since I’ve yet to try their other Southern dishes (how about the “Fried Kentucky Handshake Sandwich” or the Chicken and Waffles?  Also, their [$3 root] beer and drinks!).  Lots of food to choose from that I know I’ll probably love since it’s all Southern-style dishes.  Mmmm sooo good. 🙂  I highly recommend Home of the Brave for a casual chat and chow down. 😀

Home of the Brave on Urbanspoon

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8 comments on “Southern Food at Home of the Brave

  1. Yummm!!! I love Southern food, although I don’t know how much I can eat, since I’m gluten-free & dairy-free now! Thanks for visiting and sharing another delicious place with us! 🙂 Happy food blogging!!!

    • No problem! Food blogging brings such joy to me nowadays. 🙂 Thanks for reading, Violet! The other restaurant I went to recently, Southern Accent, serves Southern food as well and they have gluten-free and dairy-free menus. You might want to take a look if you have cravings for some yummy Southern goodness! 🙂

  2. The Broccoli and Grits looks so appetizing! Getting a meal served in the dish it has been cooked in is a great plus for me when dining out. Keeps the flavours locked in. Thanks you for the tip, seems like a good spot to hit on a Friday night!

    • Hey Adam! Thanks for checking out my blog. There is another restaurant that also serves some of its dishes in its cookware. It’s called Bar Hop — you can check out the review I had for it as well (http://wp.me/p3j9KR-qW). I loved the dishes there too! And you’re very welcome. 🙂

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