Though we're a little past due on back to school season, class is officially in session starting next Monday, as Public School on Tap, the California-based gastropub chain that claims to deliver "an education in the art of food and beer," opens its doors with its first Denver location on 16th Street Mall with Public School 303.
With locations spread throughout California, as well as Nevada, Texas and an upcoming Atlanta opening, area code monikers vary from place to place. The concept, developed by Thomas Kachani and Phil Kastel puts twists on childhood classics, such as crisp buffalo cauliflower and chorizo mac and cheese.
Combining signature menu items, such as the speck and eggs and shrimp and cheddar grits, with locally sourced ingredients and Denver-centric cooking, PS 303 – at 1959 16th Street - will seasonally rotating both food and drink offerings,
Happy Hour, called "Recess" at PS 303 runs throughout the week form 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 'til close, offering discounted beer and cocktails, paired with menu favorites such as bacon cheddar tots, meatballs al forno and ahi tuna poke. The bar menu will feature 24 craft beers, with 14 swapping out frequently to highlight seasonal and regional brews. Weekend brunch will include $10 "just about bottomless" mimosas, beermosa, Micheladadas and bloody marys, as well as entrees such as the fried chicken with green chili cornbread, waffles and eggs and Benedict.