On the heels of the opening of Minnie Bell’s Soul Food Movement (now open for dinner service by the way), The Emeryville Public Market Emeryville has announced two new barbecue concepts. Korean-inspired NabiQ and southern-style Pig in a Pickle are expected to open later this year. The addition of NabiQ and Pig in a Pickle and the forthcoming Public Bar will bring the number of purveyors in the Food Hall to seventeen.
Public Market will be the second outpost of the Korean barbecue spot NabiQ, with its original eatery in San Jose. NabiQ is from the same family that owns Sorabol, a Bay Area-wide chain that previously had a stall at the Public Market.
Public Market also will be the second location for Pig in a Pickle, which serves fresh-smoked meats, house-made sauces and sides at its location at Town Center Corte Madera.
The Public Bar will open this summer serving handcrafted cocktails, wine and beer. With C CASA’s menu soon to include made-to-order hot breakfasts, craft beer and specialty wines, in addition to lunch and dinner, the food hall will be hopping morning, noon and night.
“We’re thrilled to not only welcome such talented chefs to the Food Hall, but also to continue helping a great community organization like La Cocina,” said CCRP Senior Vice President Tim Bacon. “Now with the road barriers gone and the parking garage in, we welcome everyone to enjoy the friendly and delicious experience that is Public Market.”
The Public Market is also stepping up its entertainment options. In addition to The Periodic Table’s regular tasting events and their popular Second Fridays free live music, the market began hosting Pm Nights on Thursdays to liven up the activity.