James Beard-nominated pastry chef Margarita Manzke is set to expand her empire with Sari Sari Store, a casual Filipino stall inside Grand Central Market that opens next week on July 6. The space rocks a faux corrugated roof, wraparound seating, and should draw plenty of eyeballs with dishes like pork adobo fried rice.
Sari Sari Store is Manzke’s first big foray into a project of her own, though husband Walter and staff from Republique, the restaurant they co-own together, have been working collaboratively to bring the restaurant to life as well. Manzke has long been known for her collection of pastries and breads as the fancier La Brea restaurant, but now will have the opportunity to explore her savory Filipino side further with a collection of bowls, plates, and drinks. That includes the below shot of some pork adobo fried rice.
Sari Sari Store’s construction is wrapping up this weekend, with an opening pegged for July 6. No official word on hours just yet, but the former Moruno space should be ready to rock for both breakfast and lunch right out of the gate.
Sari Sari Store
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
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