Review: The Mercantile

Much-touted in December, The Mercantile is the newest venture from the man behind The Bowery, Delancey, Mission Cantina and Tamarind--all in Hollywood. Only this time, he's brought in an established chef who is already a fixture on the L.A. scene, the fabulously named Kris Morningstar, previously of AOC and Blue Velvet.

It's hard to say exactly what The Mercantile is. Part gourmet food store, part patisserie, part wine bar, part comfort food kitchen, part gelateria, it is a veritable epicurean emporium, and I tried to cover its many facets in the piece...see if you get a better idea of the experience from reading my review below.