Last month, you got a preview of Ada Street, the newest project from Michael Kornick and David Morton, who together also own DMK Burger Bar and Fish Bar. Ada Street is an ambitious endeavor if for no other reason than its location in the middle of a pretty hardcore industrial area off the Elston Corridor. Its arrival is great for people going to shows at the Hideout, a half block to the north. But it's also a great spot for, well, anyone who wants to check out a really laid-back, beautifully designed eatery.
Ada Street is chock full of exposed brick, metalworks, reclaimed materials, vintage vinyl, a library of wine, an intimate upfront lounge, mid-century modern lighting, Swedish-design-inspired wood tables, U.S. Army blanket-covered banquettes and some other pretty fab details. But you're not going there necessarily to ogle the space. You want to eat and drink.
LA chef Zoe Schor (Bouchon, Beso, Craft) and bartender Tim Lacey (The Drawing Room) have created a streamlined food and beverage program. On the food side, Schor (who we hear got the gig after cooking with Kornick just one time months ago; he was that impressed with her skills) will keep things pretty focused: amazing cheese and salumi; crispy black eyed peas; Southern-fried quail; steak tartare; octopus with cannellini beans; etc. Lacey expands things a bit a fantastic cocktail list using mostly small-batch spirits, craft brews and a wine list where Kornick has sourced some of the best wine around at still-affordable prices.
But don't listen to us. Go in and check it out for yourself. It's really different from most anything else in the city. But before you go, check out what you'll be eating and drinking, below.
· Preview Michael Kornick & David Morton's Ada Street
· Kornick to Focus on Quality Wine, Cocktails and Small Plates at Still-Unnamed New Spot [~EChi~]