Prepkitchen, the sister restaurant of critically heralded San Diego staple Whisknladle, is going strong in downtown’s Little Italy neighborhood, melding artisanal ingredients with handcrafted touches to create unpretentious, convenient dining with a nod to all things comforting and gourmet.
Located on the 2nd floor with a spectacular view of India and Date streets, Prepkitchen Little Italy boasts an airy and comfortable dining room and bar area that is welcoming and inviting. Nearly all design elements are salvaged or antiqued, lending to the restaurant’s hip-meets-home vibe. From communal dining tables to an inviting lounge area, Prepkitchen sets itself up to create an unparalleled social dining experience for patrons.
Organic, locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and meats highlight the seasonal menu and offer options for everyone from vegans to diehard meat lovers. All meals are served a la carte and are available in-house or for takeout.
Whisknladle Hospitality began in 2008 as the brainchild of owner and proprietor Arturo Kassel and owner and Executive Chef Ryan Johnston. Seeking to bring “good food, good wine, and great people” together in one family of restaurants, the pair set out on a journey to change the face of San Diego’s culinary world forever. The Whisknladle Hospitality team focuses on creating comfort food unexpected gourmet twists.
With a strong dedication to a farm-to-table culinary concept, Whisknladle Hospitality menus are in constant flux and reflect the best local farms and seasonal bounties have to offer. Kassel and Johnston’s first venture, Whisknladle, opened in February of 2008 in La Jolla, Calif. Given the warm local and critical reception of the restaurant, Whisknladle Hospitality opened its second restaurant concept, Prepkitchen, in La Jolla, Calif.; soon followed by another in Del Mar, Calif. The third Prepkitchen is set to open in early 2012 in downtown San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. For more information, menus and hours please visit www.whisknladle.com or www.prepkitchen.com. PR