Fire and Stone, the popular neighborhood eatery that opened in late December in the former Wilshire Market building, will be cutting back on its daytime hours, for now, and sharpening the focus on its dinner menu, according to owner Jeff Smalley.
“We want to give our customers the best possible experience,” said Smalley. “We’re fine-tuning our hours so that we can really focus on the quality of that experience and deliver consistently excellent dining.”
The restaurant will now be open for dinner daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., with an expanded happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The new happy hour menu will feature food and cocktail specials, with an emphasis on affordability for folks stopping by on their way home from work.
“Everything will be under eight bucks,” Smalley said. “We’ll feature house-made or house-prepared meats, a rotating selection of cheeses and specialty cocktails.”
Smalley will also begin selling Fire & Stone’s signature breads and pastries at the Montavilla Farmer’s Market this month and may expand to other markets as the season progresses.
In other Fire and Stone news, front-end manager Rebecca Emrick will be out on maternity leave for the next couple of months. At press time, the weight, gender and name of baby were not known.