Peruvian izakaya and ribs and whiskey.
From the driving, to the parking, to the not knowing where to drive or park, dinner in LA is harder than it should be. That’s why we created Dinner Plan — your weekly, three-step itinerary to a damn good evening.
This week: we’re hitting that strip between Culver City and Venice to sample the latest restaurant from the Mo-Chica chef. Here's your plan.
Paiche — named after a prehistoric Amazonian fish — is the latest ode to Peruvian izakaya from Chef Ricardo Zarate (Pica, Mo-Chica). Sit at the sandlewood and agave blue bar and wash down beautifully plated ceviche and paiche collar with a palma fizz.
13488 Maxella Ave
across from the new mall
Ribs and Whiskey
It’s a quick drive to the handsome, aptly named neighborhood bar, Corner Door. Chef Luke Reyes’ knack for charring bone-in meats likely stems from his days at Tasting Kitchen. The ribs are a must, accompanied by a glass of syrah and followed with a neat Glen Garioch.
The Corner Door
12477 W. Washington Blvd
corner of Wasatch Ave
Kogi Tacos and Beer
Locals to this hood would walk from Corner Door to the Alibi Room. But not you. There’s parking in the back of this triangular building and plenty of chairs and standing room around the triangular bar. You’re drinking beer now and talking to strangers. Maybe even eating a kogi taco made by the kogi taco master, Roi Choi.
The Alibi Room
12236 Washington Blvd
b/t Campbell and Grand View