C(learing) O(ut the) M(emory) C(ard) on a fairly hectic Wednesday with some revisits mostly in photos.
Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen:
There was a special brew on tap that we just had to sample.
And the menu has been revamped since my last visit.
Fanny Bay oysters are quite consistent, nice cucumber finish, which is probably the reason why Rowan Jacobsen said, "You never get a bad Fanny Bay" in his book A Geography of Oysters.
My favorite item here is still the pretzel.....well, probably the mustard, which the Missus can almost drink.....
Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen
2215 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
The Missus and I both enjoy Brabant. Yes the food is on the rich and heavy side, and can be uneven as is the menu, the prices seem a bit high. But we both enjoy the vibe....and of course the beer.
The Klokke Roeland is my personal favorite here, it's 11% ABV, so I'll only have one....or two if the Missus is driving.
The Missus enjoys the coarse cut of the pork in the Bratwurst and of course the stoemp.
I'm perfectly fine with a couple of beers and a side of frites......
Though we recently had the vegetarian crouquettes and really enjoyed the flavor....celeriac comes through quite clearly.
Of course, it all comes back to the Belgian's here. When you visit, cozy up to the binder full of beer and tasting notes, some of which are quite entertaining. "Begins with a sawed-off shotgun blast of Belgian funk to your nostrils, along with notes of ash, wet oak, white wine vinegar, and yes, this is NOT a joke - sweaty gym socks..." Now tell me, how could we resist?
Brabant Bar & Cafe
2310 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104