From Our Editors
In Browns Socialhouse Port Moody, backed leather stools flank and cushy booths. Above one table, a line of dangling glass lights with exposed bulbs cast a soft, contemporary glow. Mixing social-house comfort with a contemporary edge, the decor at Browns Socialhouse Port Moody mimics the style of its food. Chefs hand cut and double-cook fries to pile alongside their steak sandwich or housemade, hand-pressed burgers. They've got an eye for detail—for example, they char-grill their dry-aged pepperoni before piling it atop pizzas with pepperoncinis and asiago. The selection ranges from international favorites—such as street tacos and shrimp-and-chicken pad thai, among other—to updated pub eats, such as fish ‘n’ chips featuring pacific halibut dunked in a Sapporo beer batter.
Every Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays, the chefs set their roosters to crow earlier so they can rise and mix up batches of their own hollandaise for brunches. They crack only free-range eggs for their brunch dishes, which include corned-beef hash and prosciutto eggs benedict with goat cheese.
Whether you're there for brunch, lunch, or dinner, oversize illuminated signs reading EAT and Liquor shine brightly against the cozily lit dining room. In the summertime, diners can munch alfresco beneath the bright-red umbrellas that shade black, wicker patio furniture. If it's starting to get chilly, the warmth of a tabletop fireplace encourages those sitting on the surrounding couches to scooch a little closer as they sip drink specials or sangria made with freshly pressed juice and hand-cut fruit.