Best Hidden Gem

Best Hidden Gem

The Sparklings

Spicy Seafood Pasta at SparklingsCourtesy of The Sparklings

Spicy Seafood Pasta

Unless you’ve frequented the South Rainbow Boulevard/Windmill Lane area of the city’s far southwest, you probably wouldn’t notice The Sparklings. The exterior’s retail center visage is a stark contrast to the restaurant’s interior, where New England modern meets Grandma’s Pacific Heights mansion. The gorgeously immense “sparkling” crystal chandelier is the focal point of this unique space. Yet the soundtrack, ranging from Radiohead to Sinatra, reflects the casual vibe and decidedly affordable and eclectic menu. Choose from lobster bisque, a shrimp po’ boy sandwich, jambalaya or a braised short rib. With plenty to offer the heart, soul and inner gourmand, it’s a shining experience worth discovering. 8310 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100,

2016 Dining Awards