Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Back in the day, Gordon Biersch was the Bay Area microbrewery that we used to frequent during summer breaks. Of course the beer was the main draw, but the other item that was uniquely Gordon Biersch was their famous garlic fries. I seem to remember a lot more fresh minced garlic piled on top of this stuff before (particularly when they started selling it at Candlestick Park), but the serving that we got tonight still packed quite a greasy garlicky punch.
Now Gordon Biersch has become a big commercialized chain, complete with packaged products and - interestingly - an overseas location in Taiwan, of all places. I'm not sure how the rest of the food menu fared, but the beer and a nibble of the garlic fries was just what I needed when meeting some old friends at their Palo Alto location tonight.