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Mission Hills Restaurants

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Farmer’s Bottega
860 W Washington St., Mission Hills
Farmer’s Bottega is the kind of restaurant we seek out in every city: rustic but comfortable, laid-back but with great service, and delicious (no but). The farm-to-fork approach translates here to crisp, fresh salads featuring ingredients like arugula, squash, quinoa, and herbed goat cheese, as well as heartier dishes, like a pork chop with mashed potatoes and braised radicchio and a stuffed quail. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, so no one leaves hungry. But it’s the Edison bulbs, the semigreen wall, and convivial atmosphere that really have this place humming from lunch to dinner and beyond.
Fort Oak
1011 Fort Stockton Dr., Mission Hills
Chef Brad Wise has made this Mission Hills restaurant a destination among people who really care about eating well. The menu is one part raw bar (oysters, clams, Alaskan King crab) and one part things that can be cooked in the wood-fired oven (branzino, grilled prawns). There are more-conventional plates as well, but watching an order of carrots blister and blacken in the open oven is a big part of the magic here. Come on a winter’s night, sit at the bar, and let the fire warm you inside and out.
Farmer’s Bottega
860 W Washington St., Mission Hills
Farmer’s Bottega is the kind of restaurant we seek out in every city: rustic but comfortable, laid-back but with great service, and delicious (no but). The farm-to-fork approach translates here to crisp, fresh salads featuring ingredients like arugula, squash, quinoa, and herbed goat cheese, as well as heartier dishes, like a pork chop with mashed potatoes and braised radicchio and a stuffed quail. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, so no one leaves hungry. But it’s the Edison bulbs, the semigreen wall, and convivial atmosphere that really have this place humming from lunch to dinner and beyond.
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