The Online Community for Culver City – The New Scene
Citizine just published a really nice guide to the Culver City Arts District written by Bill Burman. The guide highlights district highlight such as Cognoscenti Coffee, Father's Office & Lukshon, Pinches (!), and cool furniture store Room & Board.
Here's what Burman has to say about the Mandrake Bar, for example. If you've accidentally stumbled in there during an art walk (and really, with so little signage, that's probably the only way you did find yourself in there) you know it's all true:
Tucked away on the east side of La Cienega is the nondescript, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Mandrake, arguably one of the coolest bars on the west side. The vibe is very art school without the pretension you might expect. The bartenders are friendly. The bar sells snacks and hosts the occasional food pop-up, like Thai street food phenom, Pranom. DJs spin in the back room, which clears out for out for dancing while a projector lights up bizarre avant-garde footage against the wall. The back patio feels like someone’s backyard is always teeming with people well into the night, sharing picnic tables under the flowers and vines laced through the lattice fencing.
Here's what Burman says about Platform, the new shopping destinatio