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School's In! PS 310 Now Open In Culver City

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Taking over the former Fraiche space in Culver City, PS 310, the second "Public School" branch-out restaurant from the Grill on the Alley and Daily Grill founders, is now open and ready to provide what they're calling “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer."

In the restaurant-dense Downtown Culver City, PS 310 offers diners a delightfully beer-centric bar with a respectable SoCal showing. PS 310 has 24 craft beers on tap, of which 14 will be rotating. But if suds aren't your thing, they've got a list of artisanal cocktails, and even some wines on tap.

Executive Chef Phil Kastel's seasonally�?driven menu is a mix of must-share plates, with easily crave-worthy selections like pillowy plump Bacon Cheddar Tots, and comfort classic entrees. Fish and Chips are served on a "newsprint" sheet, and the hearty Lamb burger is given a Cali-chic pub twist with toppings like tomato cranberry jam, brie, and arugula. French fries are served in a brown bag (would mom approve?) but if you're going for something lighter, there are salads aplenty--the red quinoa is stellar as a side, too. Desserts are adult spins on kid favorites, like a Chocolate Stout Brownie, or a plate of PB&J cookies (yes, will a glass of cold milk for dipping).

Like its original counterpart PS 612 in Downtown, in addition to the prevalent (and luckily not too cutesy) school-days theme, PS 310 will hold "Recess" (aka Happy Hour) with specially-priced plates for after work (or class) noshing, and will soon launch their "Night School" beer program of beer tastings and classes.

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Amidst the many offerings of the area, PS 310 is a nice balance of approachable food and drinks in a relaxed setting, perfect for pre- or post- movie-going eats, get togethers with friends, or a grown-up afternoon snack.