The Public Market seems to be going in a decidedly Asian-influenced direction with their recent cuisine announcements. The additions of Shiba Ramen (Japanese), Fish Face Poke (Polynesian), Nyum Bai (Cambodian), Koja Kitchen (Korean/Japanese) and We Sushi (Japanese) and departures of some longtime tenants have left room for a good ol’ burger or taco spot from conversations we’ve had. We’ve also heard the desire expressed for a good dessert or cocktail spot. Two of these appear to have been fulfilled with the recent lease signings of Market Bar by Blush and Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery.
Market Bar by Blush
The Public Market has indicated it would like to bring more nightlife to the Market Hall to support their eateries and have already announced the Periodic Table Sake and Craft Beer stall. A recent ABC license posting for a new bar called “Blush” shows that the Public Market is serious about this. Attracting a brewery to the former Broken Rack/In-Shape spot is rumored to be part of their road map as well.
Russ Fukushima and Taylor Kim are childhood friends and the business partners behind Blush and have already had success with locations in San Jose’s San Pedro Square and San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. “Blush is extremely excited to bring our concept to the new Emeryville Public Market” noted Fukushima through email.
Both current establishments have a bit of a “swanky” vibe to them so it’s unclear how this will translate to the Public Market (clearly not “swanky”). “Our vision for this concept is to build a focal point and a heart beat for the Market Hall” added Kim. “With the joint effort of the market management, we want to help drive the entertainment and social aspect of the entire Market Hall venue.”
Blush will bring their popular frosted ice drinks as well as traditional hand-crafted cocktails. They will also feature a selection of over 100 bottled beers. Blush plans to open its doors to Emeryville in late April/early May.
View their sister businesses on the web at blushrawbarlounge.com
Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery
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East Bay born Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery also recently announced they will be opening a Public Market stall. Mr. Dewie’s recently opened their first “Cashew Creamery” retail spot on Solano Avenue in Albany.
Ari & Andrew Cohen founded Mr. Dewie’s in Oakland in 2011 to meet their own dietary needs. Cashew “milk” is a dairy-free, vegan, soy-free & gluten free alternative to traditional ice cream. Mr. Dewie’s also offers coconut milk ice creams for those that cannot eat nuts. Their product tagline is “Like Ice Cream, Only Better!”
They currently offer 16 flavors including traditional and more exotic flavors such as pumpkin pie, lemon cookie and chocolate orange chip. They offer cones, cups, pints, sundaes, bon-bons, ice cream sandwiches and other treats.
Visit them on the web at mrdewies.com