Monday, August 2, 2010
Croquer: The Yard
Top of my to-do list was to check out The Yard, per invitation from chef Chris Jacobson (better known as CJ from season 3 of Top Chef) following the chili cook off we judged together last month. The self-proclaimed gastropub's bar hours fit the bill, but the Broadway crowd filled the house, so we worked our way up to the bar for a cocktail while we waited for a table. Their signature whiskey smash combined bourbon, Solerno blood orange liquer, muddled blood orange and mint, topped with crushed ice derby-style in a silver tumbler.
Free Chili - Although I have a feeling next year he might be competing instead of judging.
119 Broadway; Santa Monica; 310.395.6037