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Spotted this on India…

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Wow. That's two nods for Best New Restaurant, a Best Chef (Ryan Johnston) and a Top Ten. Not bad.

This is at Prep Kitchen Little Italy (1660 India Street, 619-398-8383).

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Have to agree about PK's “Best Happy Hour” mention. Last time I was up there on their second floor it was luscious.

Three things stick in my mind: the shrimp which come sizzling in a black iron mini-pan...

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...the yellowtail Nicoise salad...

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...and the olives.

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You hate to eat them, they look so good.

But the chunk of beeyootiful crunchy bread helps you change your mind...

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...Sopping up the juices from the dishes is actually the highlight. If I was giving out bread prizes, this'd be it.

Not to mention how great it is with…

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Bacon-wrapped dates...

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...patatas bravas...

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...and even toasted cheese sandwiches.

And across the road, Davanti Enotica was named one of the 50 best new restaurants in the USA for 2012 by Bon Appétit magazine. I swear. This street is turning into such a gastro hotspot it's like water in a sizzling frypan. Hopping!

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Note to self for this weekend: convince lovely wife it's been too long since we've seen her sister, go visit sis-in-law's Little Italy condo, suggest a refreshing neighborhood stroll around dinnertime. Did this 5 times last year, resulted in 3 Prepkitchen visits. Not gonna say I've figured out how to game the system, but...

Jan. 7, 2013

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