Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Yard House: Margherita Pizza and Hawaiian Burger ($24) Rating: 3

Mark Lim - Do you know why The Yard House has 160 different brands of draft beers? Because you have to be pretty drunk to eat their food! Bad-dum ching!

Ok, that wasn't really a joke but their expensive pizzas and burgers were.

Yard House Pizza, Mark Lim, Poison Apple Shirts
I asked the waitress what her favorite pizza was and she told me she liked hers plain so I decided to order the Margherita which is a pizza brushed with olive oil instead of sauce and has oven roasted roma tomatoes, chunks of whole roasted garlic, mozzarella, and basil.

It doesn't look like it but this was the most boring pizza I've ever had.

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The pizza was bland but the roasted garlics were really flavorful. The garlics would have saved the pizza if there had been more than 4 random chunks. They were strewn in the corners like dirty socks after a long day.

Yard House Hawaiian Burger, Mark Lim, Poison Apple
The Hawaiian Burger had the strangest texture because it offered no resistance to my mouth. It was like eating a beefy cotton candy. The bun, cheese, pineapple, and beef had the consistency of baby food. It was very odd.

Yard House Hawaiian Burger, Mark Lim, Poison Apple Shirts
The burger came with it's own dipping sauce but it didn't really do much for it. The $12 price tag didn't help either.

The Yard House: Margherita Pizza and Hawaiian BurgerTaste ------------ (2) Totally lame
Presentation -----(5) Pizza looked good. Burger didn't
Price ------------- (1) $24? It was worth half that
Availability ----- (8) Lots of Yard Houses
Quantity --------- (6) There's a decent amount of food
Satisfaction ----- (2) The Yard House is in the dog house

Rating: 3 out of 10

Great place for beers, bad place for food.

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