The Bashamichi Taproom marked its second anniversary this weekend with two days of celebrations. And having been there from the very first day it opened, I was definitely up for joining in the jubilations.
But it wasn't the live music that drew me in to Yokohama. Nor even the promise of beer at "Numazu prices" — that is, a good few yen cheaper than usual.
It was the special food menu…
I'd managed to try the BBQ wild boar the last (first?) time Chuck prepared it and it was outstanding — especially when paired with the delicious Wild Boar Porter, brewed specially for the occasion and pulled from the hand pump.
So I was keen to repeat that pleasure. Luckily I got to the Taproom just in time to get a seat at the bar — and minutes before Chuck carved the very last serving..
It was even better than I'd remembered. So good I almost forgot to get a photo of the beer (you can just see it in this next pic), a lovely smooth-drinking brown ale.
I would have ordered a second helping on the spot, if there had been any left. So instead went with an order of the brisket, which is never less than excellent. And (if my memory serves me at all) that was the anniversary Black Belgian IPA in the glass next to it. Another fine brew.
As always a fun evening and the joint was jumping, with plenty of people down from Tokyo.
Cheers and congratulations to everyone. And many thanks, Chuck, great job — as always!
There are plenty more photos of the great BBQ meats on an earlier post here…