Laid back as only PB can be, California Kebab and Beer Garden is the perfect mix of So Cal surfer cool. Knives and forks are kept in buckets on the table and faux, green grass covers the floor. The windows to the patio are open, so guests can enjoy the cool ocean breeze from wherever they sit. The patio is the perfect spot to wait and chat while you watch surfers peeling off. It’s fine to wear jeans to Kebab and Beer Garden because it’s very relaxed. Anyone overdressed is most likely an out-of-town guest.
The falafel pita sandwich is extraordinary. The falafel is crispy and flavorful, and complimented perfectly with a garlic aioli sauce. Luckily, California Kebab offers a sauce bar so you can go get extra sauces at your leisure. Another solid option is to create your own skewer plate, where you can pick which delicious meats you want on a skewer, as well as choosing two sides. Try the fries; they are covered in Parmesan, pepper, rosemary and green onion. Or perhaps try the panko Par-mesan zucchini sticks. The restaurant also offers a solid craft brew selection and highlights both local craft brews and some fabulous out-of-town options like Dog Fish Head Pumpkin Ale.
The restaurant also boasts drink specials likely to make this a regular haven. Tuesdays are SDSU Nights, which entails two-for-$5 kebab tacos and $10 pitchers. Wednesdays are Beer Garden Nights with $5 German steins and $5 pretzels that are huge. Thursdays are Craft Beer and Music Nights when, after 9 p.m., craft pints go for $4. Saturdays are $7 “keep the pints” and $3.50 refills. Sundays are Bartender Nights.
There is an added bonus with a parking garage underneath the building so you don’t have to hassle with finding parking on the street.
• California Kebab and Beer Garden, 4150 Mission Blvd., #208; mission.calikebab.com, (858) 270-KBAB