PUBlic Legacy
PUBlic Legacy

PUBlic Legacy Owner Andrew Misner displays options from the new restaurant’s menu, including the popular “tomato addiction” appetizer with brie, sourdough and herb-seasoned tomatoes.  Misner notes that the restaurant follows a chef-driven concept, with an emphasis on comfort food classics updated with the chef’s stylistic twist. 

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PUBlic Legacy

From the brains of multiple other iconic comfort food restaurants in Southern California comes PUBlic Legacy, a new eatery that opened in Orange in mid-November.  PUBlic Legacy, which is owned by business partners Chad Dickey, Gerry Kent and Andrew Misner, marks the fourth restaurant in a series of pub-style businesses operated by the trio.

“Chad lives nearby in Villa Park, and he saw how Orange was a popular and exciting area,” says Misner.  “We knew this would be an incredible opportunity to bring our style, concept and culture to a new city and see what we could accomplish here.”

The other restaurants owned by the business partners include PUBlic House in Temecula, Downtown PUBlic in Murrieta and the recently closed PUBlic 74 in San Juan Capistrano. Misner notes that each location has a distinct menu and atmosphere.

“Our restaurants all follow a similar concept, but each one has something different, from the interior to the design to the menu items,” he says.  “It’s a fun way to express ourselves more and personalize the restaurants for each city.”

At PUBlic Legacy in Orange, the menu is described as comfort food with a twist.  Diners can opt for classics like the legacy smash burger or a ribeye with chef-selected vegetables or try something original to the location, like vegan mac & cheese.

“We’re excited about our ‘play on poké’ dish that features sesame tomato instead of tuna,” says Misner.  “It’s already blown some minds because it’s unique, and it completely tastes like a traditional poké dish with togarashi aioli and rice chips.”

The restaurant also has a full bar, focusing on craft cocktails and homemade spirits like cucumber gin and espresso vodka.  One of the most popular drinks is the Cafecito, a coffee liqueur-based drink with a craft banana maple syrup.

“We’re constantly trying new things that come directly from our chef and the kitchen,” says Misner.  “We always say that great food and drink takes time, so we’re putting in the work and time to have incredible, high-quality products.”

In 2023, the PUBlic Legacy team wants to focus on crafting a hospitable, enjoyable atmosphere that welcomes more customers into their Orange location.

“We’d love for people to step out of their comfort zone and try us out,” says Dickey.  “We’re much more than a gastropub, and we’ve evolved our restaurant to become pretty unique.  We’re looking forward to the neighbors of Orange getting to know us.”   

Above all, Dickey, Kent and Misner hope that PUBlic Legacy becomes a memorable experience for both guests and employees.

“We built this place to essentially be our new home, and we wanted it to be somewhere that makes us proud,” says Misner.

PUBlic Legacy
1547 West Katella Ave., #102, Orange, CA 92867  /  657-598-2450

Article Published in the
Jan / Feb 23 edition of the Old Towne Orange Plaza Review
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