LA’s New One-Stop Gem: Pedaler’s Fork

On Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daniels

Bikes, booze, and beautiful farm-to-table dishes in a hipster meets luxe atmosphere…is this creek side spot a dream? Pedaler’s Fork is a restaurant hybrid brought to you by restaurateurs Robbie Schaeffer and Tim Rettele, whose one goal in mind was to stun – and that they did. Opening today, the artisan coffee shop/restaurant/mixology-driven bar/bike shop is the first of its kind.

The space is indescribable, really. Imagine an open floor plan with soaring ceilings, made spectacular with vintage accents like reclaimed brick from the 1800s, custom metal work, and antique lights and fixtures – then add the unique aesthetic touch of random vintage bicycles from the  1800s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s just chillin’ throughout the space; all this surrounded by glass panels overlooking a heavenly creek. Outside, there’s plenty of seating appointed with Edison style lighting, complete with a bike shop – where a hipster-clad dude literally works on bikes while you sit bar-side. It is, simply put, the gemmiest gem we ever did see.

Then, there’s the ridiculously fresh food. The menu changes daily with many gluten-free and vegetarian options, all ingredients are either locally grown or sourced and obtained by a special Pedalers Fork food procurement vans that make trips to farms every single morning. If available, we recommend ordering the curry mussels, bacon wrapped dates filled with goat cheese, wild boar sausage flat bread, and braised beef. As for dessert, don’t miss the decadent flour-less chocolate cake or skillet berry cobbler. The menu is as fit for foodies as can be.

And, if you’re thirsty for some refreshing libations, take your pick at one of the phenomenal wines in the cellar, curated by in-house sommelier Karen Moneymaker – or enjoy one of the selections from the carefully-crafted cocktail list designed by LA’s top mixologists Marcos Tello and Aiden Demarest (Seven Grand, Black Market, First & Hope, The Edison). If you’re into beer, you’re in luck; choose from one of the 40 local beers on tap, or sample them all. If you’re a caffeine indulgent, sip on an out-of-this-world latte made with 10 Speed Coffee from Oregon, roasted on the premises.

Yup, this place has it all and so much more. Cruise in on your bike for a hearty breakfast and some new tires, or arrive at sunset for a fabulously fresh dinner among the city’s taste-makers, or hit the Hollywood/Silver Lake-esque bar for a Mint Julep. Whatever your fancy,  make your way out to LA’s best kept secret Calabasas to Pedalers Fork; which opens today  seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  For more info, check out the website  or the Facebook page.