Breaking white hot off the EaterWire is the news that Traci des Jardins will reinvent Acme Chophouse as not one, but two new restaurants in time for the 2010 baseball season. Acme will turn into two separate eateries: Mijita and Public House. Mijita will obviously be a sequel to TDJ's popular taqueria in the Ferry Building of the same name, offering the Mijita signatures like tacos, a vertical rotisserie and house-made tortillas.
On the other side of the reborn Acme equation, Public House will be more of a sports bar/gastropub-themed joint: sports watching, one of the biggest beer selections in town (draft beer and cask ales too), and a menu that will feature "grass fed hamburgers, pulled pork sliders, crab cakes, falafel, homemade desserts and more."
Importantly, both new concepts will offer both sit down dining and to-go options, meaning they should get business from both office workers and ballgame attendees, in addition to regular diners. Aside from that, most of the Acme personnel will stay in place: Bon Appetit Management Company will continue to run the ballpark restaurants and GM John Epperheimer and executive chef Thom Fox will keep their current positions as well. Mijita and Public House are slated to open in time for baseball season in March 2010.
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