Destroyer, Culver City

Destroyer offers interesting and hip food for breakfast and lunch at an affordable price.  We started with the house-made sodas of blackberry/basil and ginger/lemon.  My friend had the butternut squash soup (above).  For a main course he had roast baby yams with avocado, yogurt and endive.  I had a very interesting and very filling savory porridge.  It was made with spelt - an ancient form of wheat that has a texture like steel cut oats.  It was topped with toasted hazelnuts and ras-al-hanout seasoning, I think.  At the bottom of the bowl was a layer of sauteed mushrooms.  I could only finish about half, because it was such a hearty dish. 

The food is very impressive and I would welcome a chance to eat there again.  It is in a part of Culver City where there are film studios and small B2B types businesses.  We easily found parking on the street.

Destroyer is the sister restaurant to Vespertine, which is famous for its custom ceramics, unique building, edgy cuisine and $250 per person prix fixe menu.  Based on what I had at Destroyer, I'm ready to give Vespertine a try.

Our sodas

The nuts and spelt made this porridge interesting and filling

There is an avocado hiding under the yogurt to the right.  A delicious combination!

Roasted yams were hiding under the endive leaves

Destroyer is across the street from this building:




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