It’s starting to feel like chef Roy Choi is playing a serious game of Follow the Leader. Scores of hungry Angelinos have been tracking his Kogi trucks and flocking to stationary Chego.
Next stop? A-Frame, opening tomorrow in Culver City. Housed in a former IHOP, now reimagined by Venice-based Knibb Design, this latest collab with restaurateur David Reiss channels a modern-day picnic vibe.
Inside the indoor/outdoor space, get down with casual, easy-to-share grub incorporating Choi’s signature Korean spin. Nosh Hawaiian-style furikake Blazin Jay’s kettle corn before moving on to some serious comfort food, like the air-dried baby back ribs with hoisin-chili glaze or green curry-lemongrass clam chowder. Veggie-minded diners can delight in vegetable tempura with shoyu dipping sauce and the island-style farmers market salad. Fried apple pie à la mode is not for the faint of heart — but it is for you.
The kitchen stays open till midnight, and the bar closes at 2 a.m., so late-night visits are encouraged. No need for the runaround.
A-Frame, 12565 Washington Boulevard, between Boise Avenue and Wade Street, Culver City (310-398-7700 or aframela.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Knibb Design
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