There’s been a lot of new happenings at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach and Eureka! Discover American Craft is the latest. We came here for lunch a few weeks ago to find a welcoming environment with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. The ample sized dining room is spacious with booth and table seating. If you’re dining alone, you can choose the seats along the bar or the counter across from it.
There is an impressive list of craft beers, but what is even more incredible is the whiskey offering. You should order a flight to start! The best part about the flights here is that you can mix and match beers with whiskeys. Pricing depends on your selection.
Lollipop Corn Dogs ($7.50) was the first to catch my eye and it was a must in my book. These bites are perfect to go with your beer or whiskey. The little polish sausages are thinly coated with a sweet corn batter making it not overly heavy. I really enjoyed these.
Unfortunately, I didn’t like the Osso Bucco Riblets ($8.95) as much. The menu description said “lightly tossed in a homemade firecracker aioli” but I couldn’t detect any. We asked for a side of it for dipping purposes and that helped immensely.
Marinated Grilled Portabello ($12.50) is a perfect vegetarian option. The salad is dressed perfectly with really great tart flavors I love. It is also carbless if you don’t eat the accompanying fries — which are so good you won’t be able to stop at one.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the Pan Fried Lump Crab Cake ($16.50) was. Generous chunks of crab are left whole and lightly pan fried to create a nice crispy exterior and with not much fillers at all. I would definitely order this again!
Being a huge fan of onion rings, I was seriously impressed when I saw Panko Crusted Onion Rings ($4.50) arrive at the table. These ginormous onion rings are lightly coated with the onions still retaining its moisture on the inside. These are a knife and fork job, not easily picked up and eaten by hand, but well worth the effort.
You can’t leave here without trying a burger. All the burgers here uses all natural beef that’s vegetarian fed and free of hormone and antibiotics. We opted for the Fresno Fig Burger ($11.25) which is topped with a house-made fig marmalade, melted goat cheese and crispy bacon. It was a tad sweet for me, but my dining companion loved it! We asked for sweet potato fries this time and they were absolutely delicious!
Eureka is a good spot for American comfort food. The burgers are stellar and if you’re not always feeling a burger (like me) you have other great options to choose from.
Eureka! Discover American Craft
7631 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647