Before we went in to our Copper Trellis class on Saturday afternoon, we decided on having brunch/lunch at the Hi Life in Ballard. Their menu is quite entertaining so you should read carefully. Hi Life is located in an old firehouse, you can definitely smell the wood as you walk in. We met K & A there.
K ordered French Toast [read:vanilla-custard dipped Fancy French Toast, topped with sugared hazelnuts and espresso-mascarpone served with real maple syrup – the mascarpone was a good touch and the sugared hazelnuts too.].
I ordered Biscuits & Gravy [perfect homemade biscuits and amazing sausage gravy or as I would put it – “gravy sausage” since they were most generous in their sausage portions]. It’s hard to say which was better, this one or Crave’s.
A ordered Station House No. 18 Pancakes [with bacon and eggs] and Mike ordered the Serrano Ham Sandwich [Cured Spanish ham, caramelized onions, Manchego cheese and a drizzle of honey on griddled hearth bread. Served with fries.] The honey was such a good touch as it offsets the ham and the carmelized onions provided a depth of savory sweetness.
I will definitely go back to Hi Life for dinner [see what the wood-fired grill will offer] or even brunch again. I am not sure if I can avoid asking for the biscuits and gravy again but I’ll surely try.