Public School is Culver City’s newest restaurant so some friends and I signed up for a class—er, I mean dinner. Okay, enough with the stupid jokes. The restaurant has enough of those to sicken anybody! The menu is a facsimile exam book and everything else falls in line.
The question was, was this a gimmick to cover up bad food? I am happy to report, not so. We started with a shared order of calamari. I consider myself to be a fried calamari appetizer connoisseur and this dish did not disappoint—very lightly breaded so you could actually taste those cute little baby squids who gave up their lives to be on our plate. Thank you, guys and gals.
I ordered three veggie plates. Broccolini with fresh garlic. Gigante beans with some kind of kale. And the brussel sprout salad. The latter is a meal in itself. But all three were oh, so delicious. I have GOT to remember to take photos of my food…
My friends ordered hamburgers and fries that looked pretty good to me. I can also recommend the Cucumber Mule (ginger ale and vodka) but G&T oficianados, beware the house G&T… it was interesting (they make their own tonic) but not a G&T a British colonel would be caught with.
The photo above is of the Pacific Culver Stadium 12 adjacent to Town Plaza which emulates the art deco style of the 1920s. And I can attest to the comfy seats. This was part of our walk après dinner.
After our feast we decided to visit The Word is Art, an art gallery on the corner of Bagley and Venice that had caught my eye while standing around waiting for a bus a couple of weeks ago. They were having an open house so we toddled on over there. I hope they do well.
Walking back down Bagley/Main Street (one end in LA, the other in Culver City) we stopped in at the Whole 9 Gallery which recently relocated to this part of town.
Then past the temporary Holiday Ice Rink at Culver and Main Street (sorry I didn’t stop to get a photo) to Culver Studios (which has a fascinating history, should you be interested) and their wondrous display of holiday season lights. This is the photo at the top of this blog post.
Next we walked past the Culver Hotel which has its own incredible history. I am very pleased with the night photos considering they were all on the fly as we were walking by. Not too much camera shake (or human shake).
It was getting a little chilly so time to depart. We said our farewells and went our separate ways until next time. And once again, all I can say is how fortunate I am to live in little ole Culver City.
(Photos copyright roslyn m wilkins)