One of my favorite aspects of my current internship at a premier PR/Advertising/Creative agency in San Diego is its hot location in Little Italy. Less than a block a way, we have some of the most fantastic restaurants in the city.
About a month ago we noticed that an abandoned victorian cottage was being refurbished into "a public house." Our curiosity kept us watching and we were delighted to see the creation of Queenstown Public House-- a perplexing little cottage restaurant inspired by a secret burger joint in New Zealand.
At first, I thought it was going to be New Zealand food (what is New Zealand food?)-- but in fact, it's some super creative dishes with a speciality in burgers.
As this joint is located right around the corner, my favorite intern besties and I took our lunch one day to check it out.
Though we stuffed our faces, we wish we could have enjoyed the 20 beers on tap, 10 bottled and wine list featuring some of my NZ favorites at a very reasonable price (they have a few bottles between the $20-30 price point... NICE).
Alas, 'twas the middle of a work day so we settled on indulging in:
Hogs and Heffers: organic grass fed beef, bacon, avo, edam cheese, served on focaccia bun.
Meso Tasty (our server's favorite): grilled chicken breast, grilled pineapple, maui onion chips, swiss cheese, balsamic sauce, red pepper aioli, served on a toasted focaccia bun
Kiwilango: organic grass fed beef patty, jalapeno, blue cheese, tortilla chips, hot sauce, served on a toasted focaccia bun
...and we shared the Sweet Potato Fries topped with sea salt and blue cheese crumbles
I give this place to two thumbs up. It was a fabulous lunch. I'd love to come back and try their pitcher of mimosas on a sunny Sunday brunch. Queenstown, I'll be back!