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The only problem I have with Hillside Farmacy is that it isn’t in my neighborhood. Pout.
Hillside is in an old building that has been stylishly fixed up. Old pharmacy cabinets have a selection of groceries for sale. Glass cases hold a gorgeous selection of cheeses and pastries from Elizabeth St Cafe and La Patisserie.
There’s a raw bar (oysters) and a bar bar. The cocktails look good.
Hillside focuses on fresh, quality ingredients, so that even simple dishes like sandwiches stand out. There are a couple of vegetarian sandwiches and salads, as well as cheese selections and small plates.
We had the Dough Well Done, a grilled cheese with tomato relish and nutmeg. I’m picky about grilled cheese, and this one was tasty. Our server said the tomato relish was a family recipe – it’s pretty great.
In terms of small plates, we loved the gigante beans with olives and the marinated mushrooms, which had a rich aioli on top.
We also had a nice panzanella salad with a poached egg.
They have Stumptown Coffee — I can so imagine coming here some Saturday morning for coffee and a pastry and hanging out in this lovely space.
But this place is from Sonya Cote of Eastside Showroom. There was a two hour wait (!) last time I tried to go there.
So go to Hillside Farmacy right now, before it’s absolutely mobbed.