From Our Editors
Owner Sylvia McPherson whips up authentic Spanish tapas and bistro dishes, stacking La Diosa Cellars' menu with sundry shareable plates. Diners introduce mouths to the southwestern-style Sassy crab cakes ($12), served with a reminder to not get fresh with its tangy double-citrus sauce. The fresca pizza ($9) festoons its vegetarian-friendly disk with dried fruits over brie, and the chicken curry ensalada ($8) tosses grapes and celery with chilled chicken morsels. Taste buds can hunt through ancho chili shredded beef for golden raisins and caramelized onions inside the Lorena's pastry pocket ($8), or sample the Albondigas de Madrid ($9), which loads meatballs with diced red onion, garlic, and jalapeño, all dressed in marsala sauce and a ravishing flamenco dress.