Go West, foodies and craft beer enthusiasts of inland Los Angeles.
Sure, there will be freeways with perilous lane changes, feckless motorcyclists, and bouts of road rage. But the gastro pilgrimage is worth it, for at the journey’s end lies The Tripel, Playa del Rey’s new beer and small-production wine bar.
The handiwork of husband-and-wife team Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts (Beechwood, Hudson House) and Dex Studio designer Glen Bell, the restaurant pairs artisanal libations with innovative bistro fare in an industrial-chic setting.
Sidle up to a communal repurposed steel factory table to refuel with a bottle of Lagunitas. Or shift gears to ponder the Sumerian beer-making poem carved into the wall while indulging in baked potato dumplings, a Tripel burger (duck confit, pork, and aged beef with truffle pecorino and apricot jam), and rocky road fudge.
Road trips burn calories, right?
The Tripel, 333 Culver Boulevard, between Nicholson Street and Pershing Drive, Playa del Rey (310-821-0333 or thetripel.com).
Photo: Courtesy of The Tripel