DesBrisay Dines

WEEKLY LUNCH PICK: A delightful club sandwich at Hintonburg Public House (shame about the price)

HPH’s club sandwich is a superior rendition of the classic — well seasoned, incredibly moist chicken, with yummy bacon, tomato, lettuce, a full flavoured aioli on lightly toasted white bread.

By Anne DesBrisay

Although it’s been a few years since the culinary gentrification of this corner of the city began in earnest, it still must be startling for Hintonburg’s old timers to see the steady flow of well-dressed uptowners stopping in for a bite — to see Volvos where Volvos never parked before.

I’m trying to remember the order of things. It seems to me Tennessy Willems, Burnt Butter, Alpha Soul, and Back Lane launched the foodie revolution in this hood. Then came this place, the Hintonburg Public House, shortly thereafter in late 2011.

I have been a few times to the HPH for an evening meal, but hadn’t stopped in for lunch. So I found a friend — whose Volvo has heated seats necessary for an unneccessarily cold day in June — and remedied this.