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A Brazilian Spin on the Gastropub Gears Up in Hillcrest

The new proprietors who've taken over the shuttered East Asian Village Diner are warming up the modern space and turning it into cozy and rustic pub they're calling The Buffalo Public House.

Owner Henrique Gomes' family owned a restaurant and buffalo farm in Brazil; he and wife Norah are aiming to mesh Brazilian culture and cuisine with a beer and wine-focused gastropub. They'll serve bison burgers, steaks, flatbread pizzas and salads of local produce alongside traditional Brazilian dishes, including a hearty black bean stew called feijoada and shrimp moqueca (shrimp poached in coconut milk with tomato, roasted peppers and cilantro), plus homemade desserts.

Due to reopen by late September, the gastropub will have room for 80 diners; a second level is being remodeled to provide extra seating and hold events.

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The Buffalo Public House

406 University Avenue, Unit B San Diego, CA 92103