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New Kids on the Block: 3 Downtown Pleasanton Eateries to Try Now

McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden

Tri-Valley beer lovers are collectively raising a pint to the long awaited opening of McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden. Owners Josh and Barbara McKay have taken a home built in the 1930s and created an inviting space serving up burgers, paninis, sausages and more along side 14 on-tap craft beers. mckaysbeergarden.com

Sabio on Main

Sabio on Main

Sabio on Main

Officially opening this month, Sabio On Main is a tapas-centric restaurant boasting locally sourced ingredients inspired by the cuisine of Spain. Using a nose-to-tail method (nothing goes to waste), Executive Chef Francis X Hogan will be infusing exciting flavors into every small plate. One expected standout dish is Ssam Glazed Pork Belly. Combining traditional Asian flavors with Iberian cooking techniques, classic Korean Ssam sauce, pickled mushrooms, house made kimchee, and instead of a traditional oyster, a garnish of house cured salmon caviar, makes this offering something special. To wash everything down, take your pick from Sabio’s 80 plus-count-wine list, various craft beers or an artisanal cocktail. sabiopleasanton.com

Tri-Valley Bistro

After opening its door this past July, Tri-Valley bistro has received nothing but rave reviews from locals. Their menu features traditional and modern American cuisine offering up juicy burgers to fresh fish tacos for lunch and ribeye steak to creamy risotto for dinner. Wine and beer are served here now, but soon a full bar will be featured with signature cocktails. Outdoor dining is also in the works on the bistro’s back patio. trivalleybistro.com