I went for a long walk this morning and part of my walk was north on Roncesvalles Avenue. I passed by Barque Smokehouse (on Roncesvalles Avenue/Geoffrey Street) and was hungry so decided to stop in for brunch. I'd never been there before.
I ordered Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles.
My meal came out really quickly ... too quickly. Not surprising, the waffles and the chicken were cold. I've had chicken and waffles before elsewhere so knew they were supposed to be hot. I was going to call over my server when I came across a substantial piece of wire from a scouring pad. Ewwwww! Needless to say, that was it for me! Thankfully I'd only had a couple bites before I found it.
My server asked me if I'd like anything else. No thanks! She gave me a small bottle of meat rub as an apology. She handled the situation professionally.
Not a great first impression!