Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Before hazarding an answer, fortify your noggin with a protein-rich snack at new weekly pop-up Free Range.
Chef/bartender Jesse Furman (Red Medicine, Short Order) commandeers a stall on Sundays at the Melrose Place Farmers Market.
Using free-range poultry from Mary’s Farm and eggs from Kelley’s Farm (Animal and Ink are also customers), Furman whips up savory egg tarts with caramelized onions and the best fried chicken sandwich (with chopped green cabbage, cilantro, and homemade pickles and honey mustard) north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Also flying the coop: caramel slices (shortbread sable smothered in shaved coconut and caramel), granola, and Furman’s famous brewed sodas (ginger ale with crystallized lavender).
Take home a carton of Kelley’s Farm fresh eggs for the busy workweek ahead.
They’ll be the wind beneath your wings.
Free Range pop-up, open every Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Melrose Place Farmers Market, Melrose Place, at North Croft Avenue, West Hollywood (freerangela.com). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Jesse Furman / Courtesy of Free Range