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A-Frame Closed Yesterday, and Now a Big Name LA Chef Is Taking Over

Jason Neroni from the Rose in Venice is opening a new project

An a-framed restaurant shows its long, open bar.
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The Westside’s nine-year-old restaurant A-Frame only closed for good on Sunday, but now Eater has learned what’s next. None other than Jason Neroni, the longtime chef behind endlessly busy longtime Venice restaurant the Rose, is taking over the address on Washington Boulevard, with plans to open something in the new year.

Reps for Neroni confirmed to Eater that the chef, known for his Italian cooking at the Rose (and before that, Superba Snack Bar in Venice), will indeed operate an unknown new restaurant at the A-Frame space. So far, the place does not have a fully realized concept, menu, format, cuisine type, or even a name, but reps say it’s all coming together quickly, with hopes of opening by the end of 2020. Over the years, Neroni has also flirted with trying an East Coast seafood shack-style restaurant in Marina del Rey, but that restaurant Catch & Release closed after less than a year.

Meanwhile, Sunday evening was the final night of service for A-Frame, which held on for just under a decade on the Westside. The Roy Choi and Reiss Co. restaurant turned out a variety of Hawaiian, Korean, classic American, and all-around-LA dishes over the years. Choi left his goodbyes to the place on Instagram, saying in part: “A-Frame helped me become a part of who I am today; It was a helluva run.”

A-Frame. 12565 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.