May 7, 2012

We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down for dinner at the new Firestone Public House last night on Friends & Family Night prior to the opening. For those of you who know Sacramento this is the old Firestone Tire Building situated at 16th and L Streets.

The Wong family joined forces with the deVere White family for a fabulous restaurant featuring American-style cuisine and a "take notice" beer selection with 60 on tap! Woo Hoo! The restaurant is family-friendly and will also serve as a place to watch sports and have a brew. This is NOT your typical sports bar to say the least! Firestone Public House currently does lunch, dinner, and from what I hear, a wonderful Sunday brunch. Take note: the breakfast pizza looks wonderful!

Beer:  After making a decision on beer, I ordered the Big Sky Moose Drool from Missoula Montana (a long time favorite of mine) and Kevin ordered the Drakes IPA from San Leandro California - which got a 96 on RateBeer.  Our waitress was fantastic! Knowledgeable, courteous, and most of all fun!  As a matter of fact, every Staff Member, Owner, and Manager we spoke with were so warm and friendly with a defined passion for Firestone Public House.  It was a pleasure to experience this! 

Food:  We ordered the Soft Shell Crab Tacos, Avocado Eggrolls, Grilled Bruschetta, and Poke Wraps for starters. Everything was wonderful, but my favorite was the Grilled Bruschetta with its olive-vegetable relish and EVO. Fresh, crisp, and YUMMY!   Unfortunately, they had run out of the Soft Shell Crab Tacos... oh well, just another reason for us to go back!  We also decided to try a Chopped Salad and the Lobster Pizza. The later being rich in Fontina and Mozzarella with tomatoes and green onion - definitely different - that's why we wanted to try it!

Ambiance:  With grey slatted wood walls, rustic columns, and catwalk hosting beer kegs, Firestone Public House has somewhat of an industrial feel- which I personally like.  However, they did warm it up with dark brown booth seats, wood bar stools and chairs, unique burlap light fixtures, and the awesome "Family Style": table set next to the kitchen.  The bar is BIG with flat screens all the way around highlighting sports games.  Casual, comfortable, with a sleek, funky edge.

We thank the Wong's for including us on their guest list and  look forward to our next visit for the Soft Shell Fish Tacos and hmmmmmmm, a beer from their hefty selection.


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