Executive chef and owner Jerome Brown aims to merge some of his fine dining resume with a traditional pub atmosphere at the soon to debut Longmont Public House.
Looking to open in early October, Brown built an American-style pub with a scratch kitchen, full bar, and patio and a menu focused on fresh product and locally sourced ingredients.
Located at 1111 Francis St., the former home of The Pantry Market, Brown hopes some of its clientele will share the staff's true food and drink nerd leanings. Current plans call for the restaurant to serve lunch on Monday through Friday, dinner every day and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Future menus will be adapted for seasonal changes and holiday brunch selections, but a draft announced for its initial launch, includes a charcuterie selection including a Public House plate, featuring meats, cheeses, apricots, fig spread and Marcona almonds. Appetizers include roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta, pan-roasted clams, and a cold-smoked ribeye flatbread. The restaurant recently took delivery of a Lang barbecue smoker.
For main entrees, Shepherd’s pie, a pork tomahawk steak, shrimp and grits, a Colorado rack of lamb with fingerling potatoes, plus burgers and sandwiches, including the vegetarian Beyond Meat burger, created with Kite Hill cheese, caramelized onions and roasted red pepper jam.
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