Pox Populi

Odds are against the few good bites

The linguini with clams in the shell was adequate. At least none of the bivalves were closed when brought to me, which is saying something in this town. And though the ginger crusted salmon looked over-the-top, with its mass of fried carrot strings and wasabi mashed potatoes, it was quite literally the emerald in the haystack. An engrossing plate, and one of the few I'd have again.

Mmmm, beer: With up to 130 brewskis on tap, it hardly matters that the Yard House's fare is only a step or two above T.G.I. Friday's.
Jackie Mercandetti
Mmmm, beer: With up to 130 brewskis on tap, it hardly matters that the Yard House's fare is only a step or two above T.G.I. Friday's.

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Yard House

21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: North Phoenix

Yard House

7014 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Central Scottsdale

Yard House

9401 W. Westgate Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Glendale

Details

Moo shu egg rolls: $8.95

Blue crab cakes: $9.95

Fish and chips: $13.75

Ginger crusted salmon: $20.95

480-563-9273, »web link. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

21001 North Tatum Boulevard (Desert Ridge Marketplace), Phoenix

I despised the crème brûlée, mainly because it was closer to a vanilla pudding in texture than a custard. And the lemon soufflé cake? More cake than soufflé: "Half-baked," they call it, and a worthier adjective I cannot find. Only the draft beer floats, with vanilla ice cream in either Young's Chocolate Stout or Lindemans Framboise, did anything for me, and those I could make at home. I don't have much reason to dally in Desert Ridge, and the Yard House doesn't change anything. But then, YH doesn't really need my endorsement, any more than does the Macaroni Grill, Bahama Breeze or the Olive Garden. It's a cash cow with the culinary common denominator on its side.

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