Finished with “Last of the Nisei Cougars” around 4 ….
… and drove past A-Frame at 5:15 – just as it was opening!
The chef’s famous Kogi Taco Truck was also nearby, but we decided to try his sit-down restaurant instead. Despite speaking on a panel with him, I’ve never actually eaten any of Roy Choi’s food before!
Looks like we made the right choice, because the place was already packed (and doesn’t take reservations)
The space is small, housed inside an old IHOP – you can tell by the signature sloped roof (a.k.a. the “A-Frame”)
With very few tables, you wind up dining next to strangers. I was hoping our neighbors would share their Furikake Kettle Corn (I offered some of our food to them) but they never did 🙁
Abe and I ordered a couple different dishes. The first to come out were the Kitchen Fries
Purple Okinawan Sweet Potato, Yam, Korean Sweet Potato – this was Abe’s “main course” so I sampled a bite of each.
They were truly stellar, especially dipped in the Kimchi Sour Cream sauce
Very quickly after, my order arrived – the Warm Cornbread and Chicken Salad
A pool of Salsa Verde and grilled piece of Cornbread, topped with a Chicken Salad ragout with Italian Sausage and pickled red onion/cilantro
It was pretty good, but not as amazing as the fries. The cornbread was too charred and got mushy from the sauce. But for $8, who cares?
We also split an order of the Heirloom Pickles – house-cured seasonal veggies like fennel, cucumbers, carrots, radishes…
…all dipped in this amazing creamy sauce drizzled with olive oil
You wouldn’t think Fuji Apple would work well with it, but WOW. It did!
Back at the beach house, I was too full for Mildred Pierce
Only half-way through this new HBO miniseries but am in love with it already.
Especially all the beautiful, beautiful food!!!