Publican Quality Meats will open in February (maybe)
Chef Paul Kahan
The mania begins now: A histrionic press release has just been sent to the press, and the headline, in enormous, bold type, says: PUBLICAN QUALITY MEATS SLATED TO OPEN MID-FEBRUARY.
Okay then! This is not a firm date or anything, and restaurants often get held up for months due to health inspections and licensing. But the big, bold type seems to suggest a bit of confidence.
Of course, this is indeed a big deal. Publican Quality Meats is the sister restaurant to, obviously. Situated right across the street from the Publican, PQM will be a butcher shop, a bakery, a sandwich joint, and a place for lunch for 50 people. (The rest of you will have to wait outside, weeping and banging on the big windows through which you will watch everybody enjoying what you can't have.)
Coffee and pastries are part of the plan, ostensibly for breakfast, which chef Paul Kahan (who, like the Publican, owns this spot with Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Eduard Seitan) has often mentioned would be a part of the shop. But the hours of the shop, 10am-6pm, don't really lend themselves to breakfast, unless you have such a charmed life that breakfast starts at 10am. Lucky you!
The last time I spoke to chef Kahan he seemed most excited about the grocery element of the store, a place where he will have spices, oils, etc, for sale. I don't have specifics on items, but listen, we don't have to wait that long, okay? PUBLICAN QUALITY MEATS SLATED TO OPEN MID-FEBRUARY.