Beachwood BBQ - Seal Beach
#10 - The Bruery Etain, Bourbon B.A. Ale - $9.50
My sweetheart loved this strong ale with its rich, dark sweetness, good foam (took a sip before photo), low fizz.
I rarely like restaurant bbq sauces, but these have 4 distinct and tasty flavors.
1/2 Baby Backs / Tangy Slaw / Blue Cheese Grits
Good meat to fat ratio, tender, no discernible smoke rings, upside is no heavily smoked, lighter fluid flavor, not salty (a problem w/most bbq now). The meat has a really nice apple flavor, which seems to come from actual apples or cider, not the overpowering “applewood smoked”.
Cold Smoked & Grilled Salmon w/Cucumber, Herb, Buttermilk Relish / Corn / Potato Salad
I did not like this and it was my fault. We had discussed (on other threads) the disappointment of ordering a random dish instead of what the place is known for, in this case bbq. The salmon was overcooked and the cold smoking lit up my tongue. The corn smelled so f-ing good on the way home - unfortunately the imagined was better than the real. The potato salad & relish were warm after an hour in the car and we threw them out.
We would really like to return for a sit down meal before giving a full assessment. The littlest member of our group (1yr) had had enough by this time. He and his parents cut bait without eating and we decided on take-out.
Great day at the beach!