Not only does 'Short Order' boast locally raised, organic, artisanal, handmade products, but it has a full bar equipped with dehydrated apple slices and candied ginger, too. You know, the usual, insouciant ingredients that you can't imagine living without at midnight on a Friday. But for real, the menu and the restaurant are distinctively awesome.
The waiters wear striped henleys, the patio is surrounded by lavender and wild flowers, and upstairs the bartender, with his ponytail, mustache and vest, spices up your drink with szechuan pepper corn syrup and rose water. The space is new, but feels vintage, reminiscent of a time when things were built to last and food came off the farm.
Something else to look forward to? There are a couple of tasty salads available for those of us feeling the lighter menu during this indian summer. Also the brunch menu will be available Jan 1 and it looks like a high falootin good time to me. I'll be back way before then for a hot dog in a pretzel bun because who doesn't love pretzel bread? Silverton plans to open 'Short Cake' bakery next just around the corner from Short Order. For now, the bread at Short Order is delivered from the La Brea Bakery, where Silverton is head baker and where she has done wonders re-popularizing sourdough and artisan breads in LA.