Apparently the tourists and local diners at the Original Farmers Market won’t have to wait long for the suddenly-shuttered Short Order to return to life, albeit with a different name and concept. The LA Times is reporting today that the Sprout LA restaurant group is turning the corner location into a Spanish kebab shop of sorts, under the guidance of Mozza alums David Rosoff and Chris Feldmeier.
The duo is reuniting thanks to (who else?) Bill Chait, who still owns the Short Order property. There, they’ll be working with live wood coals to fire off morunos, a sort of meat skewer snack popular in several regions of Spain. Apparently, they’ll also be bringing the casual concept to Grand Central Market simultaneously, though wrapped in a slightly different package called Bar Moruno.
Back at the former Short Order, the downstairs will have a much more free-flowing counter service feel, while the upstairs will house a wine bar that focuses on vermouth. There will be a few dedicated dishes for that part of the restaurant, as opposed to the moruno-heavy sandwich and skewer menu downstairs.
Management says that an early to mid-summer debut for the moruno concept is likely, which seems perfect timing given the outdoor nature of the Original Farmers Market location. As for the ever-packed Grand Central Market stop, expect a rollout in late fall.