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Waypoint Public, Brian Jensen's new bar and restaurant


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When Bottlecraft owner Brian Jensen took over The Linkery space in North Park, good beer was a given. I really didn’t expect the food to exceed “Oh, and also” status. Then he partnered with chef Amanda Baumgarten, a vet of fine dining joints (Le Gavroche, Water Grill) who did Top Chef before a stint at Herringbone. The result is Waypoint Public, a 30-tap, 300-bottle craft beer bistro. The housemade pretzel (sweet, with brown sugar) comes with rauchbier mustard. The chef’s excellent fried oyster tacos are paired with a saison from SD brewery Modern Times. And her three-meat cassoulet (duck confit, pork belly, Toulouse sausage) is paired with immense pleasure. Waypoint even has a kids’ area. 3794 30th Street, North Park

Waypoint Public

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