I just hit the newish Beachland Tavern on New Britain Ave in Elmwood. It's taken up the space previously occupied by Elements Bistro. Myself and my dining companions by no means hit the menu really hard but we all enjoyed ourselves. The decor is pretty plain, the hostess (there seemed to be three of them, actually) were all very nice and our waitress was awesome. She was friendly, prompt and she gave us her personal menu recs (which was nice). The menu looks great...lots of things on there I'd like to try. It's not the largest menu but it offers a nice variety. The appetizers (which we did not order) were interesting. I'm dying to try the "Buffalo fried ribs...smoked ribs fried and tossed in mild or hot buffalo sauce, served with gorgonzola dressing". Fried Ribs? Sign me up please.
I thought the sandwiches all looked appetizing. One odd thing about the menu is that it doesn't say what kind of bread they come on. Mystery solved...we all got the same bread. I'm no bread expert but it was a buttery (a bit too much actually) white. The Bostonian (a steak sammy), the Brooklyn (a BBQ brisket sammy) and the Longhorn (a BBQ chicken sammy) were all declared tasty. I had the Brooklyn and it made my mouth sing. Good brisket, tasty sauce, nummy cole slaw, cheddar and garlic mayo. They all come with fries, which I also enjoyed. They're slim shoestrings (and cooked to a lovely brown).
We didn't try any desserts but we found the beer and draft listing to be sufficient.
I will be back to try other things..and will likely update this post with my findings.