Epicerie's a hybrid satiation station operating as a specialty grocer, cheesemonger, coffee shop, Cajun eatery, and -- to the initial dismay of the neighborhood association who're now eating (and drinking) much more than their words -- a patio for consuming bottles of wine bought on the premises.
The Louisiana chef makes a beignet she claims rivals Cafe du Monde's, words nearly as bold as the coffee they're paired with, that's been meticulously brewed with Oakland's Blue Bottle beans in a Chemex coffee maker.
In addition to a full case of chevres, they're serving a fresh-from-the-oven raclette that's essentially the Swiss version of queso, but not the Swiss version of cheese, an analogy with all sorts of holes in it.
Available to dine-in, cooked to-go, or packaged dry for sale, their heirloom red beans come from a specialty California wholesaler. Here they're served on top of rice with a grilled kielbasa that ought to keep the neighbors' mouths occupied for the foreseeable future.