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A Soulful and South American Gastropub Opens in Hillcrest This Week

The neighborhood welcomes a new cozy and rustic Brazilian-American fusion gastropub.

On October 23 Hillcrest will welcome a newcomer to the neighborhood as The Buffalo Public House, a modern gastropub with Brazilian influences, officially opens its doors for business. The location formerly belonged to the now defunct East Asian Village Diner, but the new owners, husband and wife duo Henrique and Norah Gomes, have transformed the interior to better suit the pub vibe, using reclaimed wooden interiors and exposed brick walls to give it a ‘cozy and rustic’ feel.

The cuisine will be a fusion of traditional American and Brazilian dishes, from burgers and flatbreads to linguica (a calabresa sausage) and pastels (a flaky pastry stuffed with various proteins). All produce, beef, chicken and eggs are locally grown, organic, and free range, respectively. Additionally, the gastropub will have 22 craft beers on tap and 12 bottled varieties.

By fusing each of their own heritages into one eclectic concept, the Gomes hope to create a unique cultural experience; their vision is for The Buffalo Public House to become an informal local neighborhood gathering spot where friends can meet for food, drinks, to share good conversation or to catch a game on one of the TVs.

Upon its opening on October 23, it will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 11am to midnight, and Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 2am. A late night menu will be offered after 11pm.

The Buffalo Public House

406 University Avenue, Unit B

San Diego, CA 92103

The Buffalo Public House [Official Site]