Old-fashioned marketplaces are making a comeback due to an increased demand for local foodstuffs, open-air dining, and warmhearted English street urchins. Dine like Dickens with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of bistro fare at Jupiter Bistro in Rocket Market.
Each day, Jupiter Bistro's head chef, Shilo Pierce, transforms the fresh and local foods at Rocket Market into a menu of improvised daily delicacies. Rocket Market's formidable food foragers stock the shop's shelves with the area's tastiest comestibles, plucking basil, kale, lettuce, and arugula from C & S Hydrohuts, wrangling eggs, beef, and lamb from Rocky Ridge Ranch, and extracting delectable local honey from Pooh Bear's secret flask.
Once ingredients are gathered, Jupiter Bistro spins them into a gastronomic utopia of paninis, soups, quiches, gourmet mac 'n' cheese platters, breakfast burritos, and more, available à la carte, in made-to-order entrees, or by the pound. Though the menu changes daily, recent offerings include citrus-roasted quinoa brussel sprouts ($8.99/lb.), ham, crisp apple & brie panini ($5.99), and coffee-BBQ chicken breast ($4.99), made with locally roasted coffee.
Make Jupiter Bistro a dinner-date destination during the market's live, outdoor summer concert series. Starting in May, bands will serenade the marketplace every Tuesday and Saturday evening, allowing patrons to impress tablemates by remixing Peter Gabriel covers with their own masticatory backbeats.
Since Jeff and Julie Postlewait first opened Rocket Bakery in 1991, their chain of Rocket stores have expanded into six more coffee shops and one natural and local food store, Rocket Market, with the additional help of Alan and Shanda Shepherd. At Rocket Market, chef Shilo Pierce, the former head chef of Luna, crafts a rotating menu of paninis, fresh salads, and gourmet mac ‘n’ cheeses, all assembled from his "pantry" of local, organic produce and freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, and roasted coffee beans from Rocket Bakery. Rocket Market also features an extensive collection of hand-selected malbecs, cabernets, and sparkling proseccos, which customers may sample at weekly wine tastings alongside flavorful cheeses and breads from La Brea Bakery. During the summer months, the market hosts outdoor concerts, where guests can sip craft brews or challenge the sun to a dance-off.
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