Talk about multitasking: Our favorite new dining spot is also a gourmet grocer.
On our recent early evening visit, we perused the tightly curated wine and beer list, then enjoyed a Paso Robles-brewed pilsner ($7) with the Fairfax Veg ($12), a charred flatbread heaped with quinoa-chickpea croquette, edamame hummus and feta. Our companion’s salmon ($15), served over an arugula-and-herb salad with blood orange, was lightly grilled to perfection.
Now on to the shopping: Half the fun of a meal here is prowling the shelves for packaged goodies to take home later--pots of spice rubs made by the chef (from $12), bags of dried chickpeas ($7) and artisanal beef jerky ($9).
Open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Stir Market is the spot we’re counting on to keep our larder stocked, big time.
Stir Market, 7475 Beverly Blvd.; 323-879-8283 or stirmarket.com