If we could choose a restaurant to get snowed in at, it would be Bar La Grassa. This Italian spot in the Warehouse District serves great fresh, filled, and dried pastas - each of which can be ordered in half or full portions - and has a huge wine list. If you want something unique, try the red wine spaghetti or orange cauliflower gnocchi, and definitely order a few bruschettas, especially the soft eggs and lobster. It’s somewhere you could just as easily bring a date or your parents when you want to impress without spending a ton of money and while eating here won’t make spring come any sooner, it’ll definitely make winter a little more bearable.
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