From Our Editors
Sharing a cooking space with upscale pub The Brick Yard, the Back Yard Kitchen invokes a sense of bygone Americana with rustic wooden accents and the brown paper bags that wrap each of its house-made sandwiches. The unassuming eatery strikes an ideal balance between casual and gourmet, sourcing the ingredients for its traditional sandwiches and salads from local vendors and farmers. Hot and cold selections tempt diners with top-quality meats, preservative-free breads, and charming notes from Mom on the side. The cozy restaurant’s rough-hewn counters and antique accents aren’t its only relics from the past—an aroma of freshly baked chocolate cookies wafts through the air, leading diners to reminisce about that favorite childhood dessert.