Branca is opening an all-slider restaurant called Bronco
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.
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You obviously live “West” so which restaurants do you go to?
(I’ve tried to figure out how many restaurants are in the immediate area – between E/W from Dufferin to Spadina and N/S from Bloor to King – but lost count.)
rtogirl, I think you’ve missed the point (based on your assumption that Darren lives in the west end).
Saw this place getting their patio ready last week and my husband and I were excited to go as we live in the area. Just went on a Sunday at 3:10pm after a stroll. As we walked up and were waiting to get a table the waiter came up and said sorry kitchen is closed. Didn’t offer anything else, try to entice us in, or seem that pleased to see customers…doesn’t seem like a start up new restaurant mentally. Kitchen closed. On a Sunday. At 3pm. Tried Foggy Dew 5 minutes before hand and there was a 45 minute wait. I remembered Bronco and we walked over. Think these guys might want to open the kitchen on Sundays for longer to get business. I wanted to give them my money! Such a shame. Hardly anyone there and now I know why. My husband was really keen to see this new place and drink/ eat on the patio…he’ll take a lot of convincing to go back after being turned away for food! Sunday kitchen closed at 3pm. Go figure. This place won’t last long with such short hours on weekends. We’ll go back to Foggy Dew. They’re always serving. Maybe it’s because they’ve not yet got enough cover in the kitchen…at least that’s what I would hope. We’ll go back when they are open longer.
Dead baby pigs… served with a side of sexual harassment. Nice.
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