1321 Beer Bar Opens in Torrance This Friday
We told you a few weeks ago about 1321, the taproom and restaurant with chef Greg Paul (formerly of The Oaks Gourmet Market) behind the stoves. Now, we have a few more details.
Rick Poon Photography Ale braised mussels and clams; the interior of 1321.
It's opening May 6th, or this Friday. The decor is the faddish rustic-yet-contemporary look i.e. exposed brick and modern booths. There will be more than 50 craft beers available (not sure how many will be on tap). The menu is stocked with smoked short ribs, flatbread, chile and garlic peanuts, ale-braised mussels and, naturally, a burger. Sure, the word "gastropub" has been tossed around an awful lot lately, thanks to a spate of recent openings (The Tripel, The Fat Dog, King's Row, City Tavern), but it seems 1321 is actually trying to earn the moniker.
[Pix after the jump.]
Rick Poon Photography The 1321 burger. Rick Poon Photography Ques panela frita. Rick Poon Photography Prawn cocktail. Rick Poon Photography El quijote flatbread. Rick Poon Photography Chile garlic peanuts. Rick Poon Photography Bone-in smoked short ribs. Rick Poon Photography Chocolate babka French toast. Rick Poon Photography The interior of 1321.