Speaking of sports bars, the Yard House at the Shops at Merrick Park is exemplary: Cavernous with wooden beams and jumbo screens, a stunning collection of beer, and blaring rock ‘n’ roll. Less known is that its voluminous menu contains a slew of tasty and offbeat Asian selections, from Philippine eggrolls with sweet chili sauce to grilled Korean BBQ beef.
One standout is their shiitake garlic noodles with chives. They call it a snack, but it’s really a meal at $6.75. And enough garlic to keep vampires away for a week.