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“Good local food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prepkitchen

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Ranked #48 of 1,238 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: SpecialtiesThe Whisknladle Crew is pleased to welcome you to Prepkitchen. Prepkitchen was inspired by our never-ending quest to make our food from scratch and then driven by physical limitations of Whisknladle's tiny kitchen. At first it was nothing more than chicken scratch and a logistical nightmare but over time it blossomed into what it is today; our casual quick bite eatery, take out joint and gourmet market.Soups - Salads - Sandwiches - Antipasti - Entrees - Fresh Pastas - House Cured Meats Artisan Cheeses - Beer - WineMeet the Business Owner: Arturo K.What first started as an off the cuff partnership between a hungry & talented chef (Ryan Johnston)in need of a kitchen and a desperate culinary school drop out in need of a chef (Arturo Kassel) hasblossomed over the last 4 years into Whisknladle Hospitality.Together with our committed and passionate managing partners and our patient angel investors (?), we've continued to grow from one small and ambitious little restaurant to a small little restaurant group with even bigger ambitions.Since opening Whisknladle's doors in 2008, our company's mission has been to bring good food, good wine & great people together.Culinarily speaking, we take a back to the future approach to cooking by working with seasonal & farm to table products and taking the time to make most of our food from scratch; the way it used to be, they way it ought to be.
Tucson, Arizona
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

We tried the Prep Kitchen because it had good reviews and local food. The place is small and most people were eating outside. Most people were ordering from the happy hour tapas menu but we decided to try the pasta. I had an excellent Local Shrimp Radiatori with pesto and tomatoes. The others enjoyed Fusilli Bolognese. It was busy but they do take reservations.

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Incredibly rich food that is lacking in other flavor. Poor wine list. Outdoor seating is nice and was able to sit quickly.

Visited July 2013
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Fullerton, California, United States
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

We happened upon this restaurant while walking around waiting for our hotel room to be ready. Small little place, very cute. Staff was amazingly welcoming and responsive. Great food with some unusual combinations...very tasty. And wonderful mimosa choices. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Rancho Mirage, California
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286 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“a limited menu with affected waitress”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

We had a lovely dinner outside with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The menu is a bit limited, and there may not be enough of a selection for some, but we enjoyed our meal. Very accommodating.

Visited June 2013
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Ann Abor MI
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tiny little gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Food was fabulous and very fresh. Chicken was delicious. Seating was cozy, but comfortable. Waitress was knowledgeable, helpful, and very pleasant. Will definitely return.

Visited June 2013
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