Looking for a place to share a pitcher-sized Bloody Mary that’s garnished with an entire roasted chicken? Farmer’s Table, creators of this imposing concoction and more, opens in Little Italy today and will offer dinner service through the weekend; on Monday, it’ll begin daily brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is the third location for the all-day eatery, which has branches in La Mesa and Bay Park; spanning 7,000 square-feet off India Street, it’s part of the Piazza della Famiglia.
Co-founder Alberto Morreale and Vincenzo Lo Verso are prolific local restaurateurs; Morreale runs Farmers Bottega in Mission Hills and co-owns the Fig Tree Cafés in Hillcrest and Liberty Station while Lo Verso operates Gaslamp restaurants Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood, Osetra Seafood & Steaks Osteria Panevino and Route 29.
Their daytime menu for Farmer’s Table includes all the breakfast classics, from omelettes and frittatas to egg Benedicts, pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Pizzas and flatbreads are available after 11 a.m., as well as salads and sandwiches. The diverse dinner options, using local sources like South Bay Fishery and Hani’s Lamb Farm in Poway, include a catch of the day, a braised lamb shank with wild mushroom risotto, and a variety of pastas. The full bar menu includes a selection of specialty cocktails and those over-the-top Bloody Marys, which also include The Butchers Block, garnished with braised short rib, andouille sausage, and barbecue-drizzled bacon and the Tijuana Maria crowned with a bacon-wrapped hot dog and Mexican-style street corn.
It’s all served in a farmhouse chic setting, decorated with repurposed equipment and fixtures ranging form a decommissioned tractor to greenery-filled crates and collages crafted from vintage magazines.