But I had to write about Brookville, a new restaurant on the Downtown Mall.
First, full disclosure: The restaurant is owned by Harrison Keevil, a close friend of my boyfriend. That fact got me in the door. But the fact that Harrison is an amazing chef with a fantastic menu of local foods demanded that I spread the word.
Brookville’s premise is relatively simple: Harrison will only cook food grown or raised within 100 miles (an idea I especially love after reading Omnivore’s Dilemma this summer).
As a result, the menu changes almost daily and the food is amazingly fresh. Harrion’s deft hand means it’s also delicious. My first time there I had the watermelon feta salad with the hanger steak. On the second trip, I got a tomato salad, a chicken leg topped with a fried egg and bacon waffles topped with warm, fresh peaches.
All of it was devine.
The even-better news for broke grad students like me? The food is completely affordable. All the appetizers are under $7 and all the entrees under $20. And the wine list is super reasonable as well.
Good food, reasonable prices and supporting local farmers — what more co
uld you ask for?
Restaurant name: Brookville
Location: 225 W. Main St (on the Downtown Mall, across from the movie theater and above Escafe)
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday