Sun King adding sausage-centric restaurant to downtown brewery

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Sun King Brewery is adding a restaurant to its refurbished downtown tap room on North College Avenue.

Oca is set to open Friday and will be operated by a familiar name—Chris Eley, owner of Goose the Market and Smoking Goose Meatery.

Oca, the Italian word for “goose,” will feature a variety of house-made game, vegetarian and seafood sausages, paired with different cheeses, on a ready-to-eat menu. Menu options will range from single servings to party platters.

Platters to serve two to four people:

• Sasquatch: giant spud topped with guanciale, 'nduja (a spicy, spreadable pork salumi), duck egg, ricotta, escarole, lemon and pork rinds

• Choucroute Garnie: smoked rib chop, Knack, Nuremberg and Strasbourg Alsatian-style sausages, cured pork belly, fermented cabbage, Riesling, onion, herbs and potatoes

• Pretzels and pimiento beer cheese: Sun King Wee Mac Scottish Ale, sharp cheddar, pimiento, Bavarian pretzels and 'nduja

Links for one: single-serve sausage plates served hot:

• Currywurst, beet-potato hash, escarole, crab cocktail, New England bun

• Pheasant and onion sausage, duck confit, white beans, lardons, served wet (with an extra dose of jus) or dry

• Berkshire pork and octopus sausage, rapini, pine nuts, fresh mozzarella, arrabiatta sauce and orecchiette pasta salad

• Smoked salmon belly and pink peppercorn sausage, burgundy snails, parsley, tarragon, porcini mushrooms

Oca's hours are: Monday through Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"Oca's menu and service is truly unique,” Eley said in a press release. “Together with Sun King's great brews, it's a delicious experience unlike any other."

Eley opened Goose the Market, an old-school butcher shop and deli, in the Fall Creek neighborhood in 2007. Smoking Goose in the Holy Cross neighborhood east of downtown followed in 2012.

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