On the Mark, Palm Springs, shows an exquisite eye for fine food and craft beer
You only have to spend a few minutes inside On the Mark, in Palm Springs, to appreciate their commitment to fine, artisan foods. The store, brainchild of former Trio partner and chef, Mark Van Laanen, opened in the Design District of North Palm Canyon a little over a year ago.
Their billing as a purveyor of “Fine Foods & Provisions,” only tells a small part of the story. It’s an upscale sandwich shop, with plenty of outdoor seating, nestled in the middle of a boutique filled with artisan cheeses, small batch oils and vinegars, pâtés, charcuterie platters, and so, so, much more. Whether you want lunch, catering, or a nice gift, there’s plenty to revel over.
And then of course there’s the organic wine and craft beer. And not just “craft beers,” as so many restaurants, bars, and liquor stores, so loosely proclaim. They’ve got one of the best craft beer selections in Palm Springs.
The cooler, at the back of the shop, offers some rare and unique selections – showing the same hand-selected care that apparently goes into every nook of the store. Our last visit showed several selections from Mikkeller, Stone, Bell’s, Thorn, Pizza Port, Lost Abbey, MadeWest, and Claremont, as well as a few Belgians.
You can enjoy the beers on the patio with your lunch or take them to go. The great thing about that is the pricing, as they’re priced at retail rather than bar prices. You can mix six 12oz beers for $15 or six 16oz beers for $18.
On the Mark is definitely worth a look if you’re in the area. They do post regular wine tasting events. There was a beer tasting event earlier this year, but since that occurred before the launch of this blog it was off our radar. Hopefully, On the Mark will continue to feature their great craft beer program, and we’ll keep you informed of any future events.