Gates & Brovi
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JM ate the G & B burger with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the Bon Chovi pizza with a root beer.
The bill was $31, or $15ish/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Gates & Brovi an A- (see our grading rubric).
The Sardinistas have it. Gates & Brovi served up a pretty good dinner, and we felt like we'd only scratched the surface of a good menu with our burger and pizza. We'd go back to try the fish fry, the clam linguine, the Braunschweiger melt, and/or the beet salad.
Let's look at the G&B burger on Accidental Hedonist's burger rubric:
- Bun: buttered, toasted, shiny.
- Meat: probably cooked on a flat grill, as opposed to a grate. Tasty though.
- Bun/meat ratio: A little on the bready side, but not too terrible.
- Cheese: American.
- Misc.: Lettuce, tomato, onion and a secret sauce that was like 1000 Island dressing with some extra spices. About an 8 of 10.
On the side, there were thin fries which were ideal for use with the precision nib on the plastic ketchup bottle. The vinegary slaw, while well-balanced, was not to JM's liking.
The Bon Chovi pizza gave other ones a bad name. Its handmade crust was on the thin side, but soft, not crackery. It had a sweet, bright sauce that balanced the super salty (as it should be!) mix of anchovies and capers, with a light layer of cheese. Some bites exploded with red pepper flakes and some had more fresh basil. Nichole's only complaint was that the cornmeal treatment was kinda thorough, and tough.
Gates & Brovi is kids-optional family dining, a little on the spendy side if you want to make it so. The place has a big seating capacity and loud/lively atmosphere, good-to-great service, and very nice food. They even have a map showing where to park.