Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spice World

Beers and brats at the Mission's newest gastropub


You’ve heard of Peter Bjorn and John.
Now, meet Petr, Bruno, and Gabrielle — owners of Paprika, a new gastropub rocking The Mission.
There are exactly two good reasons you need to check this place out: sausage and beer.
Packed into the old El Trebol spot, Paprika packs the perfect menu whether you're already hungover, or on your way to a future hangover. Order up some bangers (we like the kielbasa and bockwurst plate), tell your lady she's ordering the Czech grandmother-sourced house-made paprika goulash and leave room for the most important part of your meal:
Mashed potatoes. Beer.
Served in half and full liters, the brews are cheap. During Happy Hour (4-7p daily including weekends), $5 gets you tap-poured craft beers from Germany and the Czech Republic. (Pro-tip: You want one of the Krušovice Dark and the Weihenstephan, each.)
A few liters in, and you'll be in the perfect mood to reminisce with Paprika’s friendly owners about your adventures climbing the Alps... Or was it Mount Vesuvius? Then, take advantage of the jukebox and blast some tunes.
No one will judge you if you stumble through My Sharona.

It's the Czech beer talking. We know.

3324 24th St., The Mission
(415) 283-7941

Price: 1 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Parking: Metered street
Scene: European ex-pats, hipster vegetarians in it for the beer & fresh-off-the-bus techies
Best bets: Paprika goulash; kielbasa and bockwurst plate; Weihenstephan hefe
Nearby: El Techo de Lolinda; Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem; Heirloom Cafe

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