Who knew school could be so much fun? With many unique and bottled craft beers, Public School is a welcome addition to the Westlake Promenade. Owned by Grill Concepts (Daily Grill, The Grill on the
Alley), Public School does not disappoint. Hostesses greet patrons warmly and offer either patio or inside seating. Music is loud inside so be forewarned. Start your school day off with beer! Allagash White with flavors of clove and citrus ($7), St. Bernardus
Abt, yeasty and fruity ($12), and Sculpin by Ballast Point floral and apricot ($8) are just a few of the draught beers offered. Bottled and canned beers include Lindeman's Peche Lambic ($11), sparkling and tart, and Midas Touch ($8), brewed
with saffron and honey. If you want to share be sure to try the Allagash Curieux ($27), aged with hints of woods and vanilla, or Ommegang Abbey Ale ($15), with hints of licorice and chocolate These come in 750ml bottles and are perfect
for your "study group." Wine and other cocktails are available, but come for the beer! Once school is in session order up some starters for your table. Bacon Cheddar Tots ($7) are served crispy with Sriracha ketchup. The Speck and Eggs ($6) are deviled
eggs with prosciutto. Another great appetizer is the Mezze Plate ($8), baba ganoush, hummus, tapenade, marinated feta cheese, and crispy chickpeas. The Albacore Nicoise Salad ($14) is delicious. Served rare with bibb lettuce, grilled potatoes, green beans,
tapenade, and lemon aoili dressing; it's a health teacher's dream. For jocks, the Huntsman Burger ($13) wins the trophy. Pure ground chuck is accompanied by balsamic onions, bibb lettuce, tomato, and a slab of Huntsman cheese. Order the Brown Bag Fries
($4) on the side. The CCB handheld Cobb ($13) is a chicken burger covered in smokey tomato jam, avocado, bibb lettuce, and bacon all topped with a fried egg. Pizzas abound, but the classic Margherita ($9) goes to the head of the class. Buffalo mozzarella,
crushed tomato, garlic, and basil round out this winner. For weekend brunch try the Croque Madame ($12) prosciutto, emmental cheese, mornay sauce and a fried egg. It will definitely help you pass French class. The Fried Chicken Jidori &
Waffles ($11) served with Vermont maple syrup will jump start your study session for sure. Public School wouldn't be complete without Recess. (Happy Hour) I don't remember my school cafeteria serving up Parmesan Truffle Fries ($4), braised short ribs
and roasted chicken tacos ($5), or mini cheeseburgers ($6). Recess is from 4-7 p.m. M-F. Public School 805 120 N. Promenade Way Thousand Oaks (805) 379-3909.
Dishes: Bacon Cheddar Tots, Speck and Eggs, The Huntsman, Margherita Pizza, Brown Bag Fries.