Congrats to Traci Des Jardins and her team for getting ~PUBLIC HOUSE~ and ~MIJITA~ open in time for baseball season (and the San Francisco Giants home opener this Thursday the 9th). Public House is being billed as a modern sports pub, with 26 giant televisions; and a hearty menu with organic ingredients, including Thom’s cheesesteak sandwich, Public House burger, artisanal hot dogs and sausages, sliders, jalapeño poppers, hot and spicy chicken wings, mac-n-cheese, fish and chips, a falafel plate, and treats from local purveyors Anthony’s Cookies and Humphry Slocombe ice cream. Fortunately the Acme wedge salad is still on the menu—and I can’t wait for summer, when their BLT with black pig bacon will be available.
But the part that has a lot of folks thirsty is the crazy draft beer and cask ale offerings, one of the largest in San Francisco (Eric Cripe of the Jug Shop helped put together the list). There are 24 beers on tap (eighty percent are local), plus 24 kinds of bottled beer, and three cask ales, plus a full bar.
Speaking of beer, this Wednesday April 7th, they are holding a special event at Public House to tap the house brand cask ale offering and meet the brewer, Dave McLean of Magnolia. The event will run from 5pm-8pm, and along with the tapping of the brew, they will feature special food pairings (pigs in a blanket, lamb sliders, 4505 Meats andouille and German potato salad) that go well with this cask ale. There will also be discounts on tasters of the house brew and special brew pricing (16 oz. $8; 10 oz. $5). This will be a great chance to come on down and check out Public House and Mijita before the Giants baseball season starts.
You’ll also find a bigger patio (facing the Willie Mays statue), plus it now has glass windscreens and outdoor heaters, and an additional patio and outdoor dining space has been added along Third Street at the Mijita entrance. Hours will be 12pm-12am daily, with the kitchen open from 4pm-11pm (the kitchen will be open for lunch during Giants game days).
The other half of the project is Mijita, the second location of the local taqueria. Similar to the menu at the Mijita outpost in the Ferry Building, the AT&T Park location offers a variety of tacos, an al pastor vertical rotisserie, house-made tortillas and some “keep folks happy” dishes like nachos, super tacos, and jalapeño poppers. The restaurant has a stand-alone tequila bar with more than 60 different tequilas. Mijita is open daily from 10am-9pm.
And here’s a tip: patrons of both restaurants can take advantage of the special secret entrance from Public House into AT&T Park without waiting in line. Giants fans can take to-go food from Public House or Mijita and head straight into the ballpark from the restaurants (or back to your office).