MANILA – The people behind the popular Wildflour Café + Bakery in Manila are set to open a Filipino restaurant at the Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, California.
According to a report from Eater Los Angeles, Wildflour co-owner and pastry chef Margarita Manzke will open a “savory-side Filipino restaurant” called Sari-Sari Store in mid-summer of 2017.
It noted that Sari Sari Store will “focus primarily on easygoing comfort-food style silog dishes, which are usually encompassed by rice and eggs and any other variety of ingredients, and is served for both breakfast and beyond.”
“For those unfamiliar, sari sari roughly translates to ‘whatever,’ a loose phrase that denotes small pop-up stores across the Philippines that might sell everything from Filipino meat skewers to water to cigarettes. That’s the ethos of the new restaurant: Small, colorful and casual,” the report said.
Manzke and her husband and fellow chef, Walter, also own a French eatery in LA called Republique.