You might recall that I was hoping to pay a visit to The Corner Door.
And so I did.
So listen up, guys. Because this is important to me.
Everything about The Corner Door is delicious and wonderful. From the neighborhood to the staff to the food on down.
But don't go there.
The cocktails my friend and I enjoyed were sweet but not too sweet. We had a a "Topless Mermaid" which is composed of vodka, pineapple, banana rose, blue curacao and lime, as well as a "House French 75" which has gin, lillet rose, lemon, sugar, peach bitters and sparkling wine. They were served quite chilled and were very refreshing.
But you need not concern yourself with these divine libations.
To start, we had the French Fries "Carbonade," which I'd previously called out in my blog. As I told the server, I could live in this bowl of ridiculousness. It's HANDS DOWN, the best french fry dish I've ever had. Crispy spuds topped with beer-braised beef, farmhouse cheese and a roasted garlic aioli made of garlic, Dijon, egg yolks, malt vinegar, and garlic oil.
It's amazing but you don't want it. Even if you had it, you'd be so full you couldn't enjoy anything else so don't even bother, I say.
*At this point in writing the blog post, I had to take a moment.*
You definitely don't want the Brussels Sprouts.
With apologies to my friend, I happily ate most of them. It was a shameful thing to do so I ask you not to stand in the same position. I must warn you against ordering the tasty dish.
Moving on from there, we had absurdly good entrees. The lobster and shrimp bolognese with squid ink capellini as well as a braised short rib special -- the meat just fell onto my fork and melted in my mouth with every bite.
Terrible. Stuffing my belly this way. A real crime. Don't even think about doing it to yourself.
And whatever you do, don't ask to sit in Patrick's section. You'll end up falling in love with him and who needs a broken heart? Plus, he'll talk you into ordering dessert, even when you're full, and you'll end up with something atrocious like sticky toffee pudding.
Just look at it. Taunting me from deep in it's lair.
That bastard. I ate every single bite just to spite it. They won't beat me at The Corner Door.
You see, the food is wonderful, the environment warm and inviting and the people are friendly.
But it's a fairly small place. And I want to go back there so really, do me a favor and don't go there. If you all go, then it will be harder for me to get a seat. You'll only end up eating all their delicious eats too quickly, getting a nice buzz off their hand crafted cocktails or great wine list. You'll end up spending too much on their small plates. I'm doing you a favor guys. Let me take this one for the team.
I will keep going to The Corner Door so you don't have to.
- Located 12477 Washington Blvd. in Culver City (Be careful with your maps app cause there's also a 12477 Washington in Whittier. Let's not even get into how I know that....)
- Parking on the street is fairly easy there
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P.S. (Ok, but for reals, GO THERE. IT'S SOOOOOOOOO GOOD. If you bought into any of my sarcasm, we need to have a bigger conversation before you read anything else on my blog.)