Shop delicious treats at Stir Market — Photo courtesy of Lisa Ellen Niver
Walk into Stir Market in Los Angeles, and you'll realize you're in the next generation's Cheers of sitcom fame. This is a place that feels like home, where you can enjoy fabulous food with friends and family. They really might know your name here.
Stop by in the morning for the best-ever pancakes. Or taste what happens when you brine chicken for two days, air dry for one and then rotisserie with lemon: heavenly perfection!
Feel good about your choices, as the dream team of Chef Jet Tila, Chef Chris Barnett, Mimi Mok and Brian Libit have pre-selected local seasonal premium food; it's prepared and ready for your tasting pleasure.
Discover Stir Market on Beverly — Photo courtesy of Lisa Ellen Niver
Wondering where to wander for breakfast, entertainment power lunch or wine-by-the-keg happy hour? You just found your new favorite place on Beverly, located at the corner of Beverly and Gardner. Come soon, so you can stake out your favorite spot at the long table. Vegetarians and meatatarians are all welcome!
The Fairfax Veg: quinoa chickpea croquette, edamame humus and feta — Photo courtesy of Lisa Ellen Niver
Look for special nights and classes with Chef Jet Tila, who is the inaugural Culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine, awarded by the Royal Thai Consul-General, Los Angeles; he's also the first-ever chef to represent his country’s culture and cuisine in the United States.
Tila is a born “culinary storyteller,” and he's set multiple world records, including the world’s largest fresh fruit salad at over 15,000 pounds; world's largest stir fry at 4,010 pounds; the largest seafood stew at 6,500 pounds; and the longest California roll at 440 feet.
You may know him from his recurring celebrity chef appearances on Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy's Grocery Games, Iron Chef America, Chopped and Best Thing I Ever Ate, as well as Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and No Reservations.
Incredible rotisserie chicken brined for two days — Photo courtesy of Lisa Ellen Niver
Growing up in L.A.’s Thai Town – home to the largest Thai population outside of Thailand, as roughly 80,000 of California's estimated 120,000 Thai Americans live in Los Angeles) – Tila learned the ancient traditions of Asian cuisine from his Cantonese grandmother while lending a hand at his family's Bangkok Market, the first Thai market to open in the USA in the 1970s and Royal Thai restaurant.
Tila continues to share his culture and culinary expertise through his intimate and ever-popular tours of LA's Thai Town through his favorite hidden neighborhood gems.
If you purchase ingredients, make sure to show off your Stir Market creations online with the hashtag #StirMarket. They want to know what you come up with!
Maybe it will even make it on a future menu!