The new Ballast Point Brewery in the Miramar area recently opened its full service restaurant section.
We’ve really enjoyed the new brewery location and have been eagerly waiting for the restaurant to debut, so that we can actually eat some food with the beers.
Crispy Duck Nachos
Shredded duck meat was drizzled with a pungent blue cheese sauce and garnished with tangy pickled onions and a sweet port syrup. While I enjoyed the duck, I wish there was more of it. I like my nachos to be loaded. I’m also not a big fan of blue cheese, so I didn’t particularly care for the dressing sauce.
Mr. K adores truffle fries, especially as an accompaniment for beer. These were thin and crispy, but we found them a tad too oily.
Gorgonzola & Pear Flat Bread
The IPA flat bread had a good texture, with a gentle crunch and slight chew. It was both salty and sweet and I liked the use of the butternut puree as a sauce. I thought the flavors were well balanced, but Mr. K didn’t care for this one.
Of course we had to get some beers. We like doing tasting flights. Three 2 oz pours will cost you just $5. The beers here are quite strong, so we opted to just share a single flight.
Overall, we had a decent time here. While I wasn’t blown away by the food, I thought it above average compared to many other brewery restaurant foods we’ve had and I enjoyed the creativity of the menu.
You can read my initial visit to Ballast Point Brewery here.
Tip: If you plan on dining here on the weekend, reservations are highly recommended.