Seven months after throwing open its doors, a new collection of food tenants joins the roster of 27 vendors at the Liberty Public Market, ranging from recently-debuted eateries to concepts that are scheduled to make an entrance later this fall.
Newly open next to Baker & Olive is a Attic Salt, a panini shop launched by Venissimo Cheese. Owners Gina and Roger Frieze named it after a British phrase meaning "refined wit", and its menu of deluxe deli sandwiches includes the Quid (mortadella with pistachios and lardo) and the Wicked (speck, mascarpone, mostarda, balsamic onions, arugula); each Attic Salt sandwich is finished with a sprinkling of black sea salt and rings in at $10. And now operating adjacent to Attic Salt is Lolli San Diego Sweets, a specialty candy shop that stock treats from local chocolatiers, freshly-made cotton candy and bins of self-serve sweets, from sour candy to toffee and taffy.
Joining these two fresh additions to the food hall are three brand new concepts that are all due to debut later this fall. One is an out-of-town transplant from Canada's Victoria Public Market, the well-regarded Roast Meat and Sandwich Shop; based around naturally-raised meats, the eatery will offer sandwiches stuffed with everything from porchetta and meatballs to beef with chimichurri and chicken with salsa verde, plus protein-topped bowls and salads sandwiches and roast boxes that could includes a whole rotisserie chicken, sandwiches, and sides. Roast will set up shop across the hall from the main market space, in the section which also houses the Grape Smuggler wine store.
Beverage director Greg Majors will be expanding Grape Smuggler, and adding a spirit shop to its footprint that will carry boutique craft spirits, including local brands, and an array of specialty bitters and drink ingredients to cater to both cocktail professionals and enthusiasts.
And finally, an offshoot of an existing area restaurant will be filling the spot directly opposite Liberty Meat Shop. Beyond its signature rice noodle soup, Pho 5th Avenue plans to serve other Vietnamese specialities including banh mi, vermicelli noodle bowls, and a variety of dishes from its Hillcrest restaurant menu.