The OC Mart Mix is fast becoming a good, um, mix of eclectic food vendors. It already has Jeff Duggan's Portola Coffee Lab, We Olive & Wine Bar, and Savory Spice Shop, among others. Soon the meandering indoor swap meet will welcome a purveyor of ice cream called N'Ice and a raw oyster bar called Shuck. But today, Cheese Shop @ the mix debuts.
If you, by chance, recognize the people behind the counter at The Cheese Shop, it is because they're an adjunct to The Cellar in San Clemente. At this satellite store they'll not only offer an array of cheeses but also charcuterie and sandwiches made from both.
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Today will be both a soft opening for the Cheese Shop (the grand opening is this coming Saturday, January 28th) and a birthday party of for the OC Mart Mix itself, which opened exactly one year ago today. Seabirds will be there selling food. The folks at the Cheese Shop told me last night they will be giving out samples today. The festivities begin at 11 a.m.
*Thanks to Thatguy542 for the tip!
Cheese Shop @ the mix, 3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 949-282-0558, http://www.cellarcheeseshop.com/