by Amy My family is big on going out for breakfast. It's something my husband and I have been doing together since we started dating and the kid's first trip out was to meet a friend for breakfast when she was two days old. We're always looking for a good breakfast place and we've tried quite a few. Last weekend we decided to head over to the Big Rig Brewery on Iris to see how their brunch tasted.
Big Rig is fairly new and I had heard a couple of good reviews but really had no idea what to expect from the place which is partly owned by Sens defenceman Chris Phillips (also known as Big Rig).
Right away I was impressed with the family friendliness. Kid-sized breakfasts are $2.99 and there's a decent selection. Our kid always wants pancakes and she got one big one and two little ones, which is much more reasonable that what some places serve for kids. Important note: The pancakes were served with some fruit and REAL maple syrup. In fact, all of our breakfasts seemed very fresh.
They also have small glasses for kids' drinks, which is one thing that I really look for in restaurants - please don't give my child a big glass that she can't hold, or a heavy bar glass.
Another thing that I'll give Big Rig a big A+ for is the TVs. We have been some places where the kid was so distracted by the TVs placed so close to the tables that she stopped paying attention to her meal. At Big Rig there are TVs - I got to watch the basketball game between Canada and Australia that Canada very nearly won - but they were placed around the restaurant and weren't so in-your-face as they can be.
The staff were great, they checked in and talked to the kid, got her another glass of milk when she finished the first, and she really enjoyed the high chair on wheels.
I can say we'll definitely try Big Rig for dinner sometime, especially after looking at the kids' dinner menu that seems to be healthier than a lot of places.
Amy is mom to two year old Maggie and a 6 year old schnauzer named Henry. You can read her blog at amyboughner.ca where she writes about motherhood and anything else that’s on her mind. She also shares a blog with her husband at boughner.ca where they talk together about parenting a daughter.