Chef Roy Choi's newest restaurant, A-Frame in Culver City is, quite literally, an A-Frame style building serving as one of Los Angeles' hottest restaurants.
Known for his western-Asian fusion, the menu at A-Frame is a little more uneven than the Kogi taco trucks or Chego (Korean-style rice bowls). The beer can chicken and the five grain pan de sal (bread, to the uninitiated) are awesome. The crab cakes are pretty good. Sweet potato fries are thick cut and unique. The salad was good. The tempura was much too oily and salty, though.
The atmosphere inside is done in light pine and is cozy yet not (quite) crowded. It works pretty well. The hour wait for a group of 4 on a Thursday evening was a bit nuts, though, and with only two of the six dishes we had being amazing, it's hard to like A-Frame as much as Chef Roy's other places, which are much easier to fall in love with as they deliver explosions of flavor in your mouth with every single bite.
That said, the meal was still pretty good, and as usual, Tiffany, June, and Virgil make for excellent dinner company. Sadly Tammy didn't make it, although June was able to deliver her her cupcake from Sweet Arleen's, and in lieu of dessert from A-Frame (which is supposedly awesome!), we ate enough cupcake to put us all into very pleasant, very sugarly food comas. Nicely done!