Finding a twenty in the laundry. No traffic on Sunset. The When in LA tumblr.
Corner Door will give you the same kind of warm and fuzzies, in restaurant form.
The minute you walk in, you’ll be welcomed with filament bulbs, exposed brick, communal tables and an amber-glowing bar with mostly brown liquors.
Here, you’re invited to try one of Beau du Bois’ (MB Post) creations: The Dutch Prison might be Hunter S. Thompson’s version of an Arnold Palmer, containing arrack (a spirit distilled from the sap of the coconut flower), curacao, lemon cordial, peach, black tea and cinnamon.
There are also eight drafts, seven bottles, and a short list of wines.
As if that lineup weren't warm and fuzzy enough, Luke Reyes of The Tasting Kitchen serves up homespun classics including Brussels sprouts fried with feta, and a charcuterie plate with a standalone, swingtop pickle jar that's like a ouija board with fortuitous fate no matter where your fingers land.
After mains of grilled cheese or roasted chicken, enjoy a chocolate chip cookie platter served with bourbon milk. Just like grandma used to make, and just like grandpa used to spike.
Like we said, warmth and fuzzies.
12477 W. Washington Blvd. (Wasatch Ave.), Culver City
Price: 3 (out of 4) Noise: 4 (out of 4)
Parking: Valet and street
Scene: Buttoned-down twenty and thirtysomethings
Best bets: Warm hocolate chip cookies; grilled cheese; roasted half chicken
Nearby: Waterloo and City; A-Frame; Alibi Room
The Rundown's restaurant reviews are based on anonymous visits from reporters, not press releases.