And now for a restaurant so brand-spankin’ new, it doesn’t even have a website yet! A-frame is the brainchild of Roy Choi, the man behind Kogi. It just opened in Culver City about two weeks ago, and we were intrigued by the idea of eating from a creative, globally-inspired menu at communal tables in a converted IHOP. So last weekend we grabbed our favorite newly-engaged friends and experienced the deliciousness that is A-frame. WOW. Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing decor. Not to mention a dessert mix-up that resulted in 3 free desserts ending up at our table. Needless to say, that pretty much made us customers for life…
Roy Choi and business partner David Reiss bought a former IHOP and converted it into a beautiful modern space. Who knew all that beautiful wood was hidden underneath the syrup covered walls?!
The food is insanely delicious. We had the kitchen fries (made with 3 different kinds of sweet potatoes), beer can chicken, a clam chowder made with green curry and lemongrass, seared ahi tuna…. man oh man. And those desserts? Homemade ice cream sandwiches, pound cake churros, and a fried apple pie with Southern Comfort and cheddar cheese ice cream (not as crazy as it sounds. Don’t knock it till you try it).
A-frame’s tables are communal style, and they don’t take reservations. We ended up chatting with our tablemates and sharing some of our free/accidental desserts with them. Also, those light things are petticoats! Sweet! This place is rad.