The Grocery

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TUESDAY - THURSDAY: 5 P.M. - 10 P.M.; FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 11 P.M.; SUNDAY: 10: 30 A.M. - 2: 30 P.M.; 5: 30 P.M. - 9 P.M.
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A former vegetarian, chef Kevin Johnson has an easy way with local plants that aren’t necessarily trendy or talked-about: He’s forever chasing flavor, whether it’s found in a fried okra pod anointed with tomato gravy or a wood-roasted peach splashed with sherry vinegar. A similar philosophy prevails behind the bar, where Johnson’s overriding interest in talent has helped create a rare local platform for women bartenders. The cocktail list reflects the restaurant’s rustic charms: Seasonal fruits and pickled vegetables are staples. A strong selection of Alsatian whites complements the roster of wood-roasted seafood.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
  • good wine
  • brunch
What to drink
The Dirty Green, a Martini made with pickled green tomatoes and local liquor; non-alcoholic fruit sodas and fizzes; Freehouse Brewery beer.
Order anything that incorporates tomatoes or pickling, such as the huevos en cazuela with pickled green tomato salsa served at brunch, best paired with a charred tomato bloody Mary.