A.kitchen’s wine and food share the same qualities: handcrafted and responsibly produced. Over the past year, it began hosting wine-focused events, “Wine Cru,” where guest sommeliers create themed rosters of wines that often include rare bottlings.

Riot Dish: “One of our most popular dishes is the seared sea scallops with spiced cauliflower purée and curtido, an El Salvadorian cabbage salad. It’s delicious and the flavors are high impact.”