Pubbelly Gastropub

After waiting two months, partners Andreas Schreiner and Chefs José Mendín and Sergio Navarro are ready to open their doors today, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 5pm.

The much-anticipated, Asian-Inspired “Gastropub” is sure to dazzle diners with an eclectic, 1-2-3 mix of northern Asian cultures, Puerto Rican sazón and Spanish flair. The swine-happy menu draws inspiration from the trio’s multi-cultured backgrounds and work experience. Some of Pubbelly Signature dishes include “Potted Rilletes, Duck Confit & Pork Belly, Soy Onion Marmalade,” “Pork Belly Dumplings, Scallions, Su-Shoyu, Sesame Oil,” and “PubBelly Ramen, Pork Belly, Shoulder, Lemongrass Broth, Poached Egg.” Promising not to scare away diners with vegetarian or pescatarian inclinations, an array of fresh raw bar items will be available, “Fresh Jonah Crab Claws, Yuzu Dijonaise” and “Hiramasa, Baby Sprouts, Spicy Broth,” as well as ceviches, tiraditos and salpicones; vegetarians can look forward to items such as “Crispy, Spicy, Lemongrass Brussels Sprouts,” “Grilled Shishito Peppers, Pistachios & Maldon Salt” and “Spicy Nasu Miso, Sesame, Scallions.” Adamant at proving that great food can be (and should be) provided at reasonable prices, menu items will be on the affordable side of the spectrum with appetizers ranging from $5 to $18 dollars and entrees capping out at $25.

The beer and wine selection focuses on an extensive selection craft beers and boutique wineries with a strong, Old World inclination. There will be about 20 beers, including interesting brews such as Delirium Tremens, Morimoto Soba Ale and Ayinger Brauweisse, and the wine list will carry approximately 100 labels all under $80 a bottle. For those in search of the full Asian experience, a rotating list of sakes will also be available.

Front of the House specialist Andreas Schreiner, formerly of Casa Tua and Four Seasons Hotels, orchestrates the service and beverage side of the equation promising that service will be natural, yet intuitive. Chefs Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro, both previously at La Broche, Nobu, Sushi Samba and Mercadito, combine their broad experience and intimate knowledge of multiple cuisines to create a menu that is simple, flavorful and fresh.

The philosophy behind Pubbelly is simple: three guys fulfilling a dream of opening a restaurant and sharing the passion they have for food and beverage with others. Andreas, José and Sergio have created a menu and a venue that is 100% representative of who they are as individuals and where they have been in their lives; they promise to keep it “legit.” Therefore, the guest experience will be tailored as personal and real as possible so that they keep coming back.

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Pubbelly Gastropub, located at 1418 20th Street in South Beach, will open today, Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 5pm. The restaurant will serve dinner late, Tuesday – Sunday 6:00pm – 2:00am. Stay tuned for brunch; they will be offering a brunch menu Saturday and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm shortly. Pubbelly will be closed Mondays. All major credit cards will be accepted; metered parking and public parking lots available. www.pubbelly.com Phone: 305.532.7555