Backyard Kitchen & Tap is just steps away from the beach on Garnet Avenue, and offers a relaxed setting for dinner or an after-work cocktail. It is completely family appropriate, as well as being a great place for singles and dates to meet up.
We started out our visit with two of their signature cocktails -- the spicy pear and the cherry jerry. The spicy pear was just as it sounds; sweet and refreshing with a spicy kick, garnished with a jalapeño. The cherry jerry was a sweet rum cocktail, reminiscent of a boozy Shirley Temple. It was a perfect match for the March balmy weather.
Steve chose the signature Backyard burger -- a Brandt beef burger patty served with cheddar and a heap of bacon! An all-American classic, served up just right with sea salt fries. A couple of bites and I was sold on this dude-food! I love a good burger, and this one did not disappoint!
The grand finale was dessert. There were several yummy choices, including a modern take on the s'more, but we couldn't resist the berry and rhubarb crisp! A beautiful combination of sweet berries and the sour tang of rhubarb, with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Backyard will definitely be a great addition to the Pacific Beach collection of pubs and casual restaurants.