Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ivy & Bros

On our first full day in Amsterdam, after our 4 hour walking tour, we were hungry. We decided to try Ivy & Bros, which was fairly close to our hotel. Sadly, all the outdoor seats on that sunny day were taken, but we were able to sit just inside the open front door in the sunshine. We tried the iced tea:
Oh my gosh this iced tea is so good. Maybe the best iced tea I've ever had? Or maybe it was so good because it wasn't plain tea. It had spices in it plus an orange wedge and fresh mint.
We could have guzzled many, many glasses of it.

Here's what we ate:
SP ordered Burrata Salad with grilled vegetables (pumpkin, zucchini, eggplant, red onion), watercress, lettuce, tomato, romesco sauce, brown bread. He said it was excellent.
I chose Avocado, Bacon, Cheese Open Sandwich with tomato & lettuce. This was really good. The brown bread here, as everywhere in Amsterdam that I ate it, was delicious. Not like the squishy not-so-healthy stuff here in the US and not as hearty & seedy & heavy/dense as the "better" brown breads we buy here.
We went to Ivy & Bros two or three times. On one visit, SP ordered the Soup of the Day, a Tomato Soup. He liked it, but it wasn't tomato soup like we expected, it had a lot of potato, which he wasn't expecting. It was a huge and filling serving.

We really liked this place. The food was delicious. Service was always friendly, maybe a little slow one day, but when you're sitting in the sunshine by a canal in Amsterdam on vacation, why rush?

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