The public house is a place where people can gather to use alcohol and socialize. The first public houses emerged as coffee shops in the United States. In those days, wealthy Europeans were looking for coffee substitutes because they no longer had access to coffee beans from the Ottoman Empire. They found a substitute in what was called “Turkish Coffee”, which was made from roasted grain, boiled water and sugar – not ground coffee beans.
These cafes started to become popular especially among men who would frequent these places after work hours. These cafes that were meant for leisure eventually became known as public houses of sorts, where people gathered to socialize and drink alcohol among other things.
Public House, founded by the famous Chef Jose Andres, is a restaurant that has been serving up tapas to hungry crowds in America’s capital since 2008. The menu is small and simple, with some dishes changing daily according to what fresh ingredients are available. The restaurant also offers a full-service bar with cocktails made with seasonal ingredients.
Jose Andres is an American chef who has won prestigious awards for his cooking on both coasts of America. His restaurants have become icons of Spanish cooking in the United States. Jose Andres’ cooks are known for serving tapas, which are small plates that are more like appetizers than entrees, interspersed between courses of a meal to keep guests entertained while they wait for their food to be prepared. His signature dish is paella