The Porch Restaurant and Bar
If the Porch were a spirit, it would no doubt be Southern Comfort. Inspired by a cuisine known as Lowcountry Southern—a slightly upscale style that features seafood and has strong streaks of New Orleans and Cajun cooking—its menu offers up comfort food with a California twist from chef Jon Clemons. Start with the corn bread with house-made honey butter, or the fried green tomatoes with spicy Memphis dressing, applewood bacon and feta cheese. Can’t-miss entrées include the juicy buttermilk fried chicken and a luscious po’ boy sandwich with fried chicken, shrimp or avocado. The Porch’s big, dark wood bar also sings out “Southern” and is home to a long list of bourbons, plus cocktails that include a classic Vesper.