Restaurants | Fish Public Takes Over Kensington Grill
Tracy Borkum, always on the cutting edge, recently reinvented Kensington Grill and brought to life the entirely new concept of Fish Public.
Leave it to Tracy Borkum to once again step out of her comfort zone and embrace change … even when change isn’t really required. One of San Diego’s most respected and progressive restaurateurs, Borkum recently transformed Kensington Grill—her very first eatery, which was a hugely successful staple of the Kensington neighborhood for 18 years—into the seafood-focused Fish Public. The overhaul includes a refreshed décor, channeling a Nantucket beach cottage; as well as the addition of new Executive Chef Jordan Davis, who crafts artisanal sea fare from both coasts. Menu highlights include fish ‘n’ chips made with Labrador red fish; shrimp ‘n’ grits served with pork belly, braised greens and white-corn grits; soft shell crab; and seafood poutine with a side of house-made fries. Other specialties: the cod tots, assorted street tacos, tableside oyster cart service, a “guppy menu” for kids and the KG Burger, carried over from Kensington Grill. An extensive beer, wine and craft cocktail menu features such fun concoctions as the OMG!—made with vodka, Aperol, lemonade, ginger beer and rhubarb bitters. 4055 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.281.4014. fishpublic.com