Brothers Provisions Rancho Bernardo
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Brothers Provisions is a casual contemporary diner with a market. I’ve been for lunch a few times. They have interesting sandwiches, salads, cheese boards, snacks and desserts. I had a delicious Cuban sandwich, a few weeks ago. Most recently, I had the Cheesemonger’s Grilled Cheese, which had grilled corn and a spicy aioli added. (I'm going to try this at home.) I’ve also had the warm goat cheese salad. Very good!
The seating is at long tables. It creates a nice environment to strike up a conversation with new people. There is an interesting selection of beer on tap. There is a large refrigerator with a good selection of juice, teas, water, etc.
For dessert, my friend and I split the Earl Grey cheesecake. It had a definite Earl Grey flavor that was surprising and distinctive. The texture was a bit gummy, which is often the sign of a slightly over-baked cheesecake.
The market consists of some interesting specialty items, such as artisan chocolate, a large of cheese and deli meats and a vast wall of beer. There is a focus on local San Diego and West Coast craft beers.
Brothers Provisions connects with Mason Coffeeworks, which offers a range of cold pour options. There is also a big selection of take-out food ready-made.
Brothers Provisions is tucked into a small strip mall, lined with eucalyptus trees. I’m looking forward to giving it a try for dinner, too.