Branca is opening an all-slider restaurant called Bronco

Branca is opening an all-slider restaurant called Bronco

(Image: Jackie Pal) (Image: Jackie Pal)
 

The popular, six-month-old Argentine restaurant Branca (one of our best new restaurants) has announced plans to open a new spot. Owner James Bateman tells us that Bronco is scheduled to open on May 15 in the former home of Politica at Adelaide and Strachan. Despite having a name that differs by a single vowel, Bronco will share very little else with its sister restaurant beyond ownership and chef Kanida Chey. Instead of pit-smoked racks of ribs and perfectly blistered suckling pig, Bronco will offer a casual snack menu of 20 different sliders—think fried bologna—each served with a side of nacho-chili-cheese fries (so, no Argentine influence here). The 180-seat sports bar will serve craft beer alongside no-frills fare from lunch until last call, seven days a week. And once warmer weather graces us, Bateman plans on launching a picnic program that will let Trinity Bellwoods–goers get a 12-pack of sliders to go.