Peeve’s Public House & Local Market officially opened Monday on Fulton Mall. You may remember my sneak preview post about the coffee shop/pub/restaurant/local market. What I didn’t talk much about in that post was the food that will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It’s “hyper local,” meaning as many things as possible are sourced locally. Peeve’s serves Lanna Coffee and Raizana teas. The smoothies served Monday, for example, have nectarines from the Masumoto family farm in Del Rey, kale from Kristina’s Natural Ranch Market and Fresno state grapes and watermelon. (And they plan to run with that hyper local emphasis even more, getting locally milled flour and T-shirts that are sewn here.)
Peeve’s will have a limited menu with very few options to choose from — say, a burger and a vegetarian option for dinner — but it will change almost daily. It will serve chilled soups in summer and hot soup in winter. A Fresno State sweet corn chowder was on the menu Monday. Peeve’s has hired Sean Dunn, formerly of Water 2 Wine and Love & Garlic catering, as its chef.
The guest chefs will be a highlight of Peeve’s. About every two weeks, a local chef will be invited in to serve dinner. Friday, it will be “The Dusty Family,” otherwise known as the Stewarts who run Dusty Buns. Seatings are at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and the three-course meal costs $35. Reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More on that here.
The public market portion of Peeve’s selling local food products will be open in about six weeks.