In between the shower marathon that has been the last two weeks (and to continue this weekend), I managed to fit in a little I Love Boston Project. I'll give you a clue, it was in my favorite area of Boston, well at least one of my favorites...
Yup, that's Fenway Park. I'm not often in this area when it's not for a Red Sox Game so it was fun to see it a bit more quiet. The Kenmore Square area is home to more than just Fenway Park though, including Boston University (a school that holds a special place in my heart after I spent a summer taking classes there- but I won't forget they are my college hockey rivals too so it's a love/hate relationship), and many, many restaurants and bars.
This weekend Eric wanted to try a restaurant called Yard House, which he had heard has the most beers on tap in the world... whether or not that is true was really not a concern of ours, at least we know it has a lot, right?
Yard House is a quick two minute walk down Brookline Avenue from Fenway Park and I can only imagine how packed it must be before games. It's a huge bar/restaurant and probably has at least 15 big screen TVs up on the wall. They also have an outside patio and a section of the restaurant that can open up during nice summer nights. While we were there, my college hockey team BC was playing on some of the TVs and March Madness was taking up all the other TVs.
Eric and I started off with some drinks- Eric ordered a 6 beer sampler and I got a Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale.
I have to say that I am overall a big fan of big pub type atmospheres with good beer. However, I'm usually not a fan of the food since it's usually greasy and makes my stomach unhappy. Well, Yard House was not your average bar food. I ordered an amazing veggie sandwich with mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, red peppers and basil.
If you are wondering why this restaurant is called Yard House, it's because of their 1/2 yard beer glasses, of which Eric so nicely ordered next- for blog purposes of course.
Okay fine, it was fun to play with.
After dinner I was going to stop to take some pictures of the other side of Kenmore Square where you can see the Charles River, but I couldn't find a good place so you'll have to wait to get that another time. I will definitely be back to Yard House. It's also worth noting that Yard House locations can be found throughout the country, so you may want to check if there is one near you!
Do you tend to like bar/pub food? What's your favorite random kind of beer? Do you like to try new-to-you restaurants?