Dallas’ brother Jordan told him about this new place that opened in Waikiki near our hotel called Yard House. Their schtick is that they sell beer by the half yard. We didn’t order the big beers, but they did have a great selection we could get pints of.
Yard House, Waikiki, Honolulu
I enjoyed a Golden Ale by Hawaii Nui Brewing out of Lihue, Kauai. Dallas drank a lot of Primo beer on our trip. Primo is a beer that was brewed from roughly 1898 – 1997 in Hawaii. In 2007 Pabst partnered with Keoki Brewing on Kauai to bring Primo back to Hawaii. The verdict is that it tastes a lot like Pabst, but I think people are drinking it for old times sake. Dallas also got a pair of Primo board shorts that look like these. He got a lot of compliments while wearing them. Everyone in Hawaii loves Primo.
The big surprise was that Yard House actually had good food too. We went twice, once on our first day after sunbathing and swimming all day. Another time we went for their half price weekday appetizer happy hour. That was a really great deal. Half priced sashimi? Ok!
These are all the things we tried on our visits, and a few photos of them too.
LETTUCE WRAPS: Stir fried, smoked tofu, pine nuts and green onions with three dipping sauces and choice chicken, tiger shrimp, or shiitake & portabella mushrooms
- SEARED AHI SASHIMI: lightly blackened served with soy vinaigrette, wasabi and pickled ginger
HAWAIIAN POKE STACK: marinated fresh ahi stacked with crispy wontons, carrots, bean sprouts, avocado and wasabi soy sauce
- LOBSTER, CRAB & ARTICHOKE DIP: maine lobster, blue crab and artichoke hearts baked with a four cheese blend served with tortilla chips and grilled flat bread
- BÉARNAISE SLIDERS: four mini burgers made from Naturewell® Natural Angus Beef served with fried onions, béarnaise sauce, fries and pickle
AHI CRUNCHY SALAD: seared ahi, mixed greens, asian slaw and crispy wontons tossed in a soy vinaigrette
- GRILLED JAMAICAN WINGS: tossed in jerk spices with rum bbq sauce