Last week a group of bloggers and their friends were invited to try out Yard*bird Smoked Meats in Keego Harbor. We received a wide variety of foods to try (free of charge), but were not obligated to write about our experience in exchange for the dinner.
I love ribs and barbecue so I was really excited to be able to try out this new spot for smoked meats. They just opened at the beginning of the month, so we were some of the first to experience Yard*Bird.
We started off with a few appetizers. Parmesan Tots, Yard Chips and Smoked Cod. The Parmesan Tots were okay, not really something I would order again. The Yard Chips however were wonderful! They are made with homemade corn tortilla chips loaded with your choice of smoked brisket, pulled chicken or pulled pork, w. tomato salsa, sour cream, mucho sauce, jack cheese and pickled jalapenos. the sauce was yummy. The smoked cod (not on the menu) was also very tasty.
We then got to try a wide variety of sides, Bacon Dog Pit Beans, Mac & Cheese, Cornbread,
Green Beans, and Fried Green Tomatoes. The Bacon Dog Pit Beans were okay. I really enjoyed the Mac & Cheese which was creamy, cheesy spiral noodle goodness. The Cornbread was perfect, not crumbly or dry, YUM. I didn't care for the Green Beans as they were served cold, and they were rather plain. But the Fried Green Tomatoes stole the show. I have never tried them before, I was happily surprised by the flavor.
The smoked meats were then served. We tried the Ribs, Beef Brisket and Pulled Pork with a variety of their sauces. All of the meats and sauces were very tasty.
Finally, dessert. Perfection! The Bourbon Butterscotch Pudding was fantastic. Smooth, creamy and it hit the spot. I would go back, just for the dessert!
Overall it was a great experience and with a decent sized kids menu I would recommend a visit to our fans.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday-Friday 4pm to 10pm
Saturday 12pm to 11pm
Sunday 11am to 8:30pm
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1978 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor MI. 48320