When was the last time you had a meal in Los Angeles inspired by the World War One era? Unless your aunt tucked in the hills of West Virginia is still sending you greasy parcels on your birthday, it’s probably been a long time. Or never. Well, the guys behind Eat.Drink.Americano in the Arts District downtown have designed their gastropub’s menu to reflect the days when American food came from all over: Africa, Asia, Europe, Peru and everywhere else. That doesn’t sound bad at all, now does it?
We’re talking charcuterie, cheeses, ceviche, soft shell crab sandwiches, oxtail burgers and a few flatbreads. The space itself harkens back to a simpler time: high ceilings, exposed pipes, antique lamps and wood, and a heartwarming chandelier made from a vintage bottle dryer. Archduke Franz Ferdinand would have loved this place.