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Buffalo Public House - Hillcrest

Josh | Mar 16, 201508:27 AM

We were down in SD for the day on Saturday and headed to Snooze for brunch. With an hour wait and no place to hide from the heat we went in search of an alternative. We found Buffalo Public House near Fig Tree Cafe, it was dark and shady and very cool inside. Checking the menu we saw that they used a lot of grass-fed meats and organic eggs so we decided to give it a shot.

Apparently they've only been open for 3 weeks or so making us only the second table of diners. We greatly enjoyed our brunch plates. I had a bison breakfast burger with bacon chutney and fried egg on a Sadie Rose bun, and it was one of the better burgers I've had recently. They make their own hot sauce which is in the Tapatio mold and quite good.

I now understand Mr. Name's comments about fetish beer, since it seems to precisely serve that role in so many new eateries we saw on our brief visit. This place was no exception, with a pretty solid lineup of craft beers, plus some creative variations on the mimosa. The have one called a Beermosa made with lager, champagne, and OJ. I saw they had Grapefruit Sculpin on tap so had them make me one with that instead of the lager and it was surprisingly delicious, much better than I expected.

The menu at this place is pretty basic, though there was an interesting-looking take on chilaquiles made with linguica that I might try on a future brunch visit. The dinner menu has some pretty decadent-looking takes on pub grub that I would try on another visit, too. The owners are Brazilian and they offer some Brazilian items on the lunch and dinner menu.

Probably not a destination spot, but if you're in the neighborhood it might be worth a look. It definitely seems like the kind of place we would have frequented when we lived within walking distance.

Fig Tree Cafe,
Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach,
Sadie Rose Baking Co,
El Tapatio Restaurant
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