Just follow the arrows to the Sunny Spot, Kogi chef Roy Choi's Caribbean vacation overhaul, now shining at the former Beechwood on Washington Blvd in Venice. Gone is the slick modern veneer, and in its place comes a more kitschy, shabby chic aesthetic in line with a tropical beach shack located in the Caribbean. While the bones from Beechwood remain intact, the bar/lounge, dining room, and patio take on a new, more laid back persona realized through mismatched chairs and suspended lights, perched bar tables with colorful stools, and swatches of aqua-colored paint that conjure thoughts of the ocean.
Sunny Spot opened last Friday night with a Roy Choi-esque menu of bold, tropically slanted flavors. Pineapple lollipops with chili and salt, jerk wings, sugar can fried pigs feet are just a few of the many offerings, which can be paired with one of the many rum-based elixirs crafted by A-Frame bar commander, Brian Butler (btw, he's looking to hire more bartenders if you need a job). Hours of operation run Sun-Mon 5-10PM (bar until 11), Tue-Wed 5-11PM (bar until midnight), and Thu-Sat 5PM to midnight (bar until 2AM).
·Roy Choi Goes on Holiday with Sunny Spot, Opening Fri [~ELA~]