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“both blue plate and pasta are good”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Prepkitchen

Prepkitchen
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Ranked #44 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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.
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“both blue plate and pasta are good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

went with a friend from SF. ordered blue plate which is sea bass with broccoli and a pasta with prawn.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Warren, New Jersey
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Exceptional fare in an unconventional setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

You wouldn't think to find such artistic and adventurously flavorful food from a first glance, here, but it's what they offer. Additionally, their $10 Pinot Noir simply blew away an identically-priced offering from one of the higher-end water-view restaurants in town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Service
    • Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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139 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
“Average”
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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Thank Melissa B
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