If you’ve been living, breathing and eating in Los Angeles these last few years, no doubt you know Roy Choi, L.A.’s son, and the creator of Kogi and Chego. He’s also one of the minds behind A-Frame, a Culver City spot that’s been around for 5 years now (time flies!). The restaurant launched with inspiration from all over—Korean chicken wings, Mexican tacos, etc.—but they revamped the entire menu this year, celebrating the spirit of Aloha with many new items including housemade Spam musubi, mac salad, Hawaiian cocktails and more.
With so many options I needed a good eatin’ buddy and on this night it turned out my friend Chef Brian, a Las Vegas-based private chef, was in town and staying right up the street from A-Frame. Every time I go to dinner with Brian we order about half the menu. Maybe it’s a chef thing, or a food writer thing, but together we’re one giant hurricane with two mouths ready to wreak havok on the meal before us. You may know him from our cooking blog Fat Dude On A Diet but on this particular evening, we’re going to a luau of our own design.