Trendy West Coast fusion grill in Little Italy draws local crowds for dinner or just drinks at the bar. In Short Chef Deborah Scott's bold menu and décor draw mostly young professionals from nearby high-rises. Many start their evenings with pipian crusted brie, an appetizer so popular that it's now sold at the nearest Whole Foods in Hillcrest. The coastal menu-with influences stretching from Alaska to Oaxaca-also boasts inventive vegetarian dinner items like butternut squash with caramelized plantains and marinated tofu. Seafood offerings include plank salmon and scarlet snapper.