Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pacific Beach AleHouse

First of all, thank you for all of your kind words and prayers on yesterday's post.  Suicide is not an easy topic to discuss but it's one I feel needs some attention.

For round 2 of San Diego Restaurant Week we decided to check out PB AleHouse.  Too bad I massively failed at the research on this location.  When we arrived we were informed that the Ale House only participated in SDRW for the 1st 5 days and, well, the day we went was day 6.  OOPS.  Since we had biked the 5 miles to the restaurant and were already seated when we found out, we decided to stick around.

We had hoped to have this view from our table but the upper deck was completely full and it didn't look like anyone was going to be leaving any time soon...

So we settled for this view.

I big, pink, puffy heart reflections!

We started with fried pickles, one of my appetizers ever.  I'll order these every time they're on the menu.  Jason and I agreed these fried pickles were some of the best we'd ever had.  (And a beer sampler for Jason, we were at an "ale house" after all)

Jason had the sausage plate for his meal and he loved it!  The pretzel bread was super fresh and the pickled veggies in the middle were fabulous. 

I ordered the bbq chicken flat bread and it was...ok.  A little dry, it could have used more sauce.
(If you're keeping track, that's twice now that Jason's made a better choice than me!  Maybe I'll just start letting him choose what I eat.)

I couldn't finish all of my flat bread so we decided to share the leftovers with someone who would appreciate it more than we would.

Overall we loved this place.  If there weren't so many other great places to check out in SD, we'd probably return.  And who knows, maybe we'll return anyways.  Don't take my word for it though, check out what Katie thought of the PB Ale House when she visited last week for SDRW.



Katie said...

Aw! Thanks for the shout out, dear! :) I SO wanted the pretzel bread!!! I'm glad to hear that it was really good. I don't really like sausage but I'm sure I could have inhaled some fresh pretzel bread … good to know!

Emily Stewart said...

This is literally right next to my office. This place is so good! I'm also with you in that Ryan 9 times out of 10 will get something better than me. Grrr husbands!

Jordan Cole said...

We love the Ale House at PB. Some friends and I went, but couldn't see the view since we ate there after dark! The atmosphere at the restaurant is great though...I agree, there are so many restaurants though out here, most we don't go back to more than once!