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Hot chicken to bao: Six new flavors move into Liberty Public Market

Posted: 5:05 PM, Sep 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 20:05:00-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Several new, delicious tenants are moving into Liberty Station's eclectic food hall.

Liberty Public Market has welcomed the arrival of Bao Bar, Latin Chef, Landini's Pizzeria, Liberty Chik, The Pig's Gig, and BOPJO to its already long line of food hall stops. The new eateries offer diners new choices from Korean-Mexican fusion to Nashville cuisine to bao buns to NYC-style pizza.

If anything, the additions cover even more culinary ground that foodies can now choose from inside the hall.

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Here's a look at each of the new eateries:

Bao Bar: Features an array of steamed Chines bao buns, as well as rice paper-wrapped spring rolls, with pork, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. Bao Bar also packs a selection of milk teas from around Southeast Asia to Taiwanese black tea, green tea, smoothies and slushies with several add-ons.

Latin Chef: The Pacific beach restaurant that serves up Peruvian and Brazilian-style dishes brings its eats to Liberty Station, with a traditional menu featuring dishes like Lomo Saltado and Ceviche de Pescado, and sweets like alfajores. 

Landini's Pizzeria: Similar to their Little Italy location, Landini's Pizzeria slices up New York style "pizza by the slice" from a variety of delicious thin-crust pie options, calzones, pastas, and salads.

Liberty Chik: As the market's first Nashville hot chicken concept, Liberty Chik offers the spicy chicken recipe by the piece, in a sandwich, or with housemade waffle fries. Choose from mild to "Smokin Hot" sauces and grab a side of cheese fries, mac 'n' cheese, Tennessee mustard slaw, or bonuts (biscuit donuts).

The Pig's Gig: Enjoy smoked meats and classic BBQ like tri-tip, pulled pork, house hot links, and baby back ribs and more. The menu also offers its meats in plates, tacos, sandwiches, and to-go styles for easy eating.

BOPJO Seoil in a Bowl ... Or Tortilla!: A mix of Korean and Mexican flavors await at BOPJO (which means "feed me" in Korean). Enjoy tacos, rice bowls, burritos, quesadillas and French fries filled with KBBQ favorites like beef bulgogi, spicy pork, and Korean pepper chicken.

A couple of existing spots will also look new to visitors.

Formerly known as Liberty Meat Shop, Roma Express Italian Deli will offer cold and hot sandwiches, a variety of antipasta, Italian cookies and cannolis, and more exotic treats. The ice cream shop Crafted and Scooped by Mootime is becoming Mootime Cookies & Creamery, offering gourmet cookies and ice cream after the previous entity outgrew its space used for making pastries.

Liberty Station also announced this week that Ono Grinds, a Hawaiian eatery specializing in slow-cooked kalua pork, huli huli chicken, and traditional island flavors, is expect to debut in October. The market will soon welcome Hold Fast, a hand roll bar, and NobelRags, a clothing and accessories stop, in the future.