Jason Boso's new Truck Yard (5624 Sears), which opened last weekend, had an almost-full house on Wednesday night that involved a lot of flip flops kicked up on various stools, with their owners kicked back in various chairs like they own the place.
The clientele included families, dates and gaggles of friends that appear to have been congregating here every Wednesday night for the past ten years. Some were perched up in the treetop bar, others pulled their chairs into tight circles.
There's an indoor bar with a long wall of 30 taps surrounded by tables, a bar and bar stools, but most everyone settled down outside. Strings of lights jump from tree to tree just like that lights you've been imagining for your own backyard. The music overhead ranges from Bob Schneider to country and folk. A large stage off to the right of the big giant yard was dark last night, but one can only imagine it will be the focus on many nights to come.
Two food trucks at the back of the yard, looked like they were built as part of the restaurant, but tomorrow other trucks will be there. The real looker, though, were the cheesesteaks being carried out of the small kitchen at the front of the red garage called Steak Me Home.
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The menu is simple and tight. Every sandwich costs $7.99. You pick a protein (ribeye, chicken or Portobello) then add toppings (grilled onions, pepper, mushrooms, jalapeños) then choose a cheese (wiz, provolone or white American).
All of it is cooked to order right in front of you and is served on a toasty Village Baking Company bun. Steak Me Home is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
Carnival Barker's Ice Creams out front has an assortment of old school sodas to make ice cream floats, a Rice Krispy treat ice cream sandwich, frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts; plus a handful of ice cream flavors.
In sum, this place isn't any fun at all and you should never go because it's just awful.