A Couple Fourth of July Options


EPIC patio photo from Facebook.

Trying not to get stuck in the SF fog this Fourth of July? (No snickering, please.) Try heading over to the waterfront patio at ~EPIC ROASTHOUSE~ for their “Stars & Stripes” BBQ and Happy Hour on Monday from 1pm-6:30pm. They’ll be serving up a Fourth of July special for $35 with your choice of BBQ brisket; slow oven-roasted, jalapeño-garlic-stuffed pulled pork; or whole rotisserie chicken; and sides of malt vinegar potato salad, wood-oven spunky baked beans, and an ice cream cone, plus a choice of a Skyy Vodka cocktail or Anchor Liberty Ale. They’re running the Happy Hour menu throughout the afternoon too.

So you might not be able to escape the fog for the Fourth, but you could still head down the coast to another patio at ~HALF MOON BAY BREWING COMPANY ~, where they’re debuting a new weekend BBQ menu featuring rotating, house-smoked entrée specials. This weekend’s specials will be hickory-smoked sockeye salmon ($18) over baby mixed greens with cucumber, tomato, carrots, and berry vinaigrette; half an applewood-smoked chicken ($15) marinated in fresh herbs and their Mavericks® Harbor Lights Ale with grilled asparagus; applewood-smoked tri-tip sandwich ($18) on housemade beer sourdough with garlic bleu cheese spread and buttermilk onion rings; and smoked St. Louis pork ribs ($19) glazed with Mavericks BBQ sauce. Side choices have classic BBQ written all over them: potato salad, buttermilk onion rings, cole slaw, French fries, and spiced black beans.

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. is also hosting their first-ever Independence Day Fireworks Party at the nearby Mavericks Event Center (107 Broadway, Half Moon Bay) starting at 7:30pm. It’ll be a great vantage point to watch the Coastside Fireworks at 9:15pm. Call 650-728-BREW (2739) for tickets, which are $35 per person and include appetizers, beer, and wine, with a portion going to Coastside Fireworks. Tickets are limited and must be purchased beforehand. And there’s live music throughout the Fourth weekend, with the Megatones (a blues band) playing Monday July 4th 5pm-9pm. 390 Capistrano Rd. at Prospect, Half Moon Bay, 650-728-BREW (2739).