Acme Chophouse has always been a good fit for San Francisco. After all, it only serves naturally raised meats from organic farms and locally caught fish, doing its part to support the environment -- and California, San Francisco in particular, is a hub of green activity.
Well, Acme Chophouse will be changing...but since the change is being brought on by Chef Traci des Jardins, chances are its environmentally conscious and hormone-free food won't.
Des Jardins is turning the chophouse into two new restaurants. You read that right: Public House, a sports bar/gastropub on one side, and Mijita, a follow-up to des Jardins' Mijita restaurant in the Ferry building.
Besides both new restaurants having drastically different menus -- Public House will have grass-fed hamburgers, crab cakes and falafel, as well as a huge selection of draft beers and cask ales; Mijita features tacos, homemade tortillas and margaritas -- they'll also both have dine-in and carry out options. Both restaurants are slated to open March 2010, so this means the first diners will be locals in the neighborhood, office workers and baseball fans.