The new restaurant, on Stockton and Alhambra boulevards, started serving dinner Tuesday and will add lunch soon. Hawks Provisions, a takeout spot next door, is expected to open in a few weeks.
We tried Hawks Public House’s liverwurst small plate, which held a generous portion of mildly tangy liverwurst, plus frisee and apple slices, and cost just $6.
The pub’s menu focuses on small bites but includes three entree pastas, a burger and braised pork shank.
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Though the restaurant’s exterior evokes that vaguely Mediterranean style so popular in suburban shopping centers, the interior is warm and inviting, with abundant wood touches. In other words, pub-like.
The long bar looks like the place to sit (there were no spots available when we visited). Hawks offers craft cocktails, wine by the bottle, glass and half-glass, and draft beers including Bike Dog Mosaic Pale Ale and American River Brewing Co.’s Coloma Brown.
For information, call 916-588-4440.