What a ride it has been for the former Stir Market space on Beverly Boulevard. The large restaurant and marketplace sits in what could be seen as a pretty prime location, near the Grove and not far from Fairfax, but has struggled to retain several different restaurant iterations, most recently XO on Beverly under Michael Hung. Now there’s a new name emerging from the mix to give it a shot: Dr. Sandwich.
For those unfamiliar, Dr. Sandwich is a bit of a living dining legend in Beverly Hills. The Kosher restaurant serves the large Jewish communities spread throughout West LA, offering up everything from shawarma and falafel sandwiches to sabich and lots of hummus. The place is decidedly quick service and pretty casuasl, but has built a loyal following since opening in a strip mall back in 2014. Now ownership is ready to expand.
Eater has confirmed that Dr. Sandwich will take the entirety of the Beverly Boulevard space, with its marketplace, multiple hot stations and standalone kitchen, as well as its coffee bar area, dining room, patio, and parking lot. It’s unclear so far just how Dr. Sandwich will utilize the entire area, but expect some kosher-certified market goods alongside those signature sandwiches down the line. As for an opening, ownership is targeting an arrival rather soon, possibly as early as the end of May.
The move to a larger second space is likely a smart one for the Dr. Sandwich team, even as this location on Beverly has struggled to retain an operator over the years. There’s a sizable Jewish population in the surrounding neighborhood, and nearby Jerusalem-inspired spot Charcoal Grill & Bar seems to do well.
Dr. Sandwich. 7475 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.