Eat and Drink

Welcome to the neighborhood: Backyard Betty’s

After much anticipation, Backyard Betty’s will open its doors on Friday, May 18th at 170 W. Broadway! Inspired by nostalgic, Americana culture in a refined retro setting, the 5,300 sq ft restaurant will serve up classic comfort food from Executive Chef, Jeff Howe. Featuring starters like char-Grilled Oysters, Hush Puppies and grilled Sweet Italian Sausage to name a few, there will be a seasonal array of salads like the flame-kissed Charred Lettuce  made with blistered tomatoes, crisp bacon, blue cheese crumbles and the Baby Kale with crumbled goat cheese, pomegranate, tossed walnuts, red wine vinaigrette.  Hot off the grill offerings like; ½ Spit Roasted Chicken, Steak Tips, Marinated Shrimp Skewers  and a rotating Grilled Catch can be served up with sides like Rosemary Sea Salt Chips, Potato Salad,  Grilled Corn and Grilled Asparagus. Other standouts on the menu include Yard Dog and Nashville Hot Fried Chicken.

How about a table side visit from Betty’s Wing Cart? Per request, the cart will be pushed to you table and you can enjoy 20 wings tossed in specialty sauces like southern BBQ, apricot-glaze, pineapple teriyaki, buffalo, chili-ranch, Asian spice or just a good ol’ naked wing (20 for $27.)

The drink menu will feature 15 domestic and craft draft lines will be available at the main bar with over a dozen bottles and cans sourced from breweries across the country.  Cocktail creations will include standouts like; Call Me Maybe made with Jalapeno infused Deep Eddy Vodka, watermelon, cucumber, lime, Stars Over Southie with Bombay Sapphire Gin, St Germain, lemon, mint, bubbly as well as a signature draft cocktail, Back Porch Sweet Tea, which will also be available in large format.  Additional large format elixirs include the Castle Island Punch made with Bacardi, brandy, peach, lemon, green tea and homemade Sangria by the pitcher.  Betty’s will also feature boozy shakes like Cookie & Mintz made with Rumple Minze, ice cream, whipped cream, Oreo,

Betty’s menu is enough to get excited about but the decor is not to be overlooked! Boston-based Assembly Design Studio’s Erica Diskin has created a space embracing the spirt of American culture with wholesome mid-century graphics and antiques complete with burnt orange and avocado green leather and chrome booths. String lighting hangs from above and a reclaimed wood 42 ft custom bar built by Studio FKIA in South Boston is where you can belly up and order a cocktail. There is also a custom-built back bar display complete with flat screen TV’s and 8 vintage televisions for effect.

One of Betty’s most design-defining features is the “Backyard” dining room, where reclaimed garage doors can be raised to unveil “Pop’s Garage,” an intimate 10 seat bar complete with repurposed tools and plywood ceiling!

Backyard Betty’s will be open seven days a week from 4pm – 1am with the kitchen serving food until 11pm nightly.  Designed as a neighborhood bar & grill, Betty’s can also cater to social and corporate groups for large gatherings and private functions, including the use of built in AV capabilities.   Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 617.766.8955 or via RESERVE.

Make sure to follow Betty on  facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.

Comments

  1. 4pm open is going to kill them, especially on weekends. From the outside, the bar area looks fairly cramped and the menu looks like more a lunch scene to me. I think they’re going to go through a serious learning curve based on these details.

    • Hey Not So New to the Hood.. BurgerKing is right down the street. Have yourself a whopper and keep your negativity to yourself, loser.

      • There’s a difference between negativity & constructive criticism, snowflake.

  2. Tried back yard Betty’s last night , loved the atmosphere but not impressed with food . The menu is really limited and expensive- 1 ear of corn $7.00 not very tasty, mostly just tasted charred. Pineapple chicken wings – meat fell off the bone but the overall flavor was not very appealing. I was expecting SO much more , really disappointed