Destroyer: The Return of Kahn. Sounds action-packed, but it plays more like a thoughtful art-house film.
Since the closure of Red Medicine, many of us FTCers have wondered what happened to Chef Jordan Kahn. Well, he's back, and now serving breakfast and lunch fare at Destroyer. Housed in a cool new space in Culver City just off the Expo Line, locals have definitely already discovered this hotspot, which opened very quietly a week ago. We came here for a nice little breakfast, and Destroyer delivered.
Clean, minimalist, with very interesting pottery and tableware...
The caffeine indeed flows here, and I thought the beverages were expertly pulled.
Icelandic rye bread, cultured butter, preserves... Grainy goodness.
Organic hen egg, crispy potato, mushroom... The dill and radishes are subtle additions to the wonderful aroma of the soft egg and mushroom. Arrange all the characters here in a mini-ensemble on your fork or spoon, and take the bite - You'll see how it all fits together.
I am hoping dinner service is somewhere in the near future for Destroyer.
Oh, and don't bother going to the ATM. This place does not accept any cash - credit card only.
3578 Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232
destroyer.la (and yes, kevin, you can play a bastardized version of 'Space Invaders' on their website)