The term “gastropub” is derived from the Greek word gastros, which means "stomach," and the Latin word pub, which means "fueling station.” Pump up your empty stomach with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gastropub fare and drinks at The Yard in St. Petersburg.
The Yard consoles discouraged palates with a menu of tasty pub eats and a full assortment of bar-style beverages. Guests can settle down indoors or find a seat outside, plying their munching trade with deep-fried crusted duck tenders accompanied by a cranberry-orange relish ($7.99), or stuffed poblano peppers packed with veggies or rice and pepper jack cheese ($5.99). Grab a gourmet sandwich such as the soft-shell crab B.L.T. ($9.99) or fill your food hole twice with two Koegel hot dogs buried under National chili and a pile of onions ($4.99). Your whole tongue is a stage, and the 8-ounce flat-iron steak covers it with a flavorful presentation of steak, boursin cheese, grilled veggies, and garlic asiago mashed potatoes ($12.99). Diners can also chew on cornflake-coated chicken and waffles ($8.99), or listen to their stomachs to discover that all they really want is a flatbread pepperoni pizza ($6.99).
The Yard offers its patrons a large backyard that features sand volleyball courts instead of the customary tar pits, allowing children, families, and their dogs to enjoy a fun-filled and sports-focused eating experience. The Yard also entertains visitors by hosting events including open mics and live music.
- A favorite among the flatbreads was the house version of a white pizza topped with shrimp and bacon ($10.99). The crust is thin but chewy, topped with goat cheese and Boursin with spinach and caramelized onions before adding the meat. – Jim Webster, St. Petersburg Times
- We love the Yard. First visit and won't be our last. Definitely a step up from the run-of-the-mill chain food. Most heartily recommend our starters, fried mozzarella and pancetta and stuffed poblano peppers. – notyourmomma, Urbanspoon