Growing up in Naples, Diego Ortoli developed a passion for traditionally prepared Italian cuisine. When he moved to LA, he found the classic recipes he craved were actually somewhat hard to come by. So, in 2010, after years in the restaurant industry, he decided to open Portofino Cucina Italiana, his own little slice of Naples.
He assembles an extensive menu of Italian dishes, such as homemade gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce or roasted whitefish topped with black olives and capers. He pairs the food with an equally lengthy wine list that focuses on Italian vintages. This combination of tradition and quality earned Ortoli praise for his authentic cuisine in Singular Magazine.
The coffee experts at Spring for Coffee have one goal: brew a perfect cup of coffee. To that end, they carefully source organic beans from high-quality roasters, including local companies such as Intelligentsia and Handsome Coffee Roasters. Then, the impeccably detailed baristas grind the coffee, and use various brewing methods–-drip, pour-over, cold brew––to create everything from espressos, to lattes, to macchiatos. For a break from the standard cup, the baristas also brew loose-leaf teas and mix iced coffees, which make drinkers invisible to thermal sensors.
NakedWines.com revolves around supporting independent winemakers across the world. The oenophiles behind NakedWines.com help the winemakers produce delicious grape nectars by investing in their operations directly. This model spurs on fledgling vintners who, in turn, offer NakedWines.com members, or ?Angels,? a large discount on their wines, earning the company recognition from Forbes, Fast Company and ABC. NakedWines.com funds dozens of independent wineries across the globe, flying in bottles from France, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, and Argentina, and loading up the RV with domestic reds and whites from Sonoma and Napa Valley.
Thousands of miles separate California from New England, but Spring Street Bar would feel right at home in either region. The bar’s 26 draft beers hail from all over the country and include a blueberry ale from Maine, a 90-minute IPA from Delaware , and a hard cider brewed locally in Julian, California. Of course, beer’s not the only thing on the menu at this cozy downtown tavern. There’s also a huge selection of wines and artisanal sandwiches. Like the best kind of revenge, the latter are served cold or covered in melted cheese.
LA Cafe is an eclectic bohemian Cafe located in Downtown Los Angeles, open 24/7 363 and we even deliver 24 hours. We love good mucic, good coffee, and good food. We make all our food from scratch in our little kitchen and are proud to offer some of the best coffee around. Stop by & say hi- we'd love to meet you!!
No matter which origami shape you fold it into, Hoagies & Wings' menu remains highly pleasing to any saucy or sandwich craving. Wings are available in three styles: bone in ($5.99, six pieces), boneless ($4.99, six pieces), and chicken fry ($3.99, small). Each wing is outfitted from a 10-member flavor bureau, which consists of such finger-coating deliciousness as mild, hot, spicy Thai, mambo, and garlic parmesan.