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Two Bits Readies for a Tasty Tuesday Opening

By Lauren Mattia
Published: Monday, January 31, 2011, at 08:31PM
Two Bits Market Eric Richardson

It's been a long journey for Two Bits Market. The Historic Core's newest organic store soft-opened at the beginning of the year and has been slowly building up in selection in preparation for Tuesday's official grand opening. The market offers foodies a chance to find wines, cheeses, meats and produce, and, as of Tuesday, sandwiches.

Downtown would be in luck if all of Downtown's business owners were as passionate as Two Bits' Brandi Lozano. After her husband/partner Corbett Miller inspired her to change her diet by introducing her to local, organic foods, Lozano decided to leave her previous job in the skateboarding industry to do what she could to bring healthier options to the Historic Core's starving market.

Two weeks after Lozano and Miller moved Downtown, the lack of organic, healthy options motivated them to turn their food fanaticism into a business. After a series of problems slowed the opening process, the shop soft opened on January 1st and is already the talk of the town.

On Tuesday, the market will be debuting its signature deli menu, the creation of New York-based chef, Brian Murphy. Murphy and Miller met while they were working at Blue Plate, a San Francisco eatery.

The sandwiches will be created with the highest quality meats and organic breads from South Pasadena's Great Harvest Bakery. "The tuna is my favorite," Lozano added.

A ticketed grand opening party Tuesday night at 6:30pm ($27 in advance; $35 at the door) will offer a satisfying sampling of Two Bits' organic produce, wines, cheeses, and meats.

To Lozano, her venture into the world of organic foods is a no brainer. "I just wanted to eat better." Here's to hoping that Two Bits can help all Downtowners eat better as well.

Two Bits Market / 210 W. 5th / 213 627 2636


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