From Tamara Murphy—former chef/owner of Brasa
, organizer of Burning Beast,
—Terra Plata’s menu is world-ranging deliciousness made with local/sustainable/etc. foodstuffs (some of it so local as to be from the rooftop garden). One thing that’ll probably be a constant: a big, stewy bowl of roast pig with clams, house-made chorizo, and the sneaks-up-on-you heat of smoked paprika, topped with a pork rind to soak up the sauce and pickled onions for contrast. There’s also lunch or brunch for the same great ideas, smaller bill.
1501 Melrose Ave,
Hours: Mon 5 pm-late, Tues–Fri 11 am-2:30 pm, 5 pm-late, Sat–Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm, 5 pm–late
Breakfast/Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, New American
Wine Bar, Cocktail Lounge
Daily 2:30-5 pm (small plates like marcona almonds and charcuterie or cheese).