@1321Downtown, Dress “sharp casual” – Torrance Locals Tuesdays

October 4, 2011

1321 Downtown Taproom Bistro (1321), located in downtown Torrance, serves inspired American pubfare, artisanal cocktails, and craft beers and wines in a stylish, comfortable and convivial setting. Serving weekend brunch, lunch, late lunch and dinner seven days a week, 1321 promises to anchor the downtown Torrance dining scene with its delicious, yet approachable menus made from the freshest seasonal ingredients, and its inclusive, service-driven philosophy that authentically cares about its guests and community.

The first venture from the MOD (manage/operate/develop) Restaurant Group, 1321 brings a MODern sensibility to the very old world charm and hospitality of a classic American taproom. Los Angeles Times describes MOD as ambitious new restaurant group that “aims to bring savvy dining to underserved areas, beginning with 1321 in Torrance – MOD is headed up by Max Schlutz, formerly of Domaine Restaurant Group, which launched the successful 25 Degrees restaurant inside Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel.
“1321’s executive chef Greg Paul (The Oaks Gourmet, Boa on Sunset, The Belmont) is trained in French technique and has crafted an intriguing bistro menu, including grilled flatbreads with truffled goat cheese, leeks, crispy potatoes and spring onions; basil-pistachio chicken paillard with roasted baby Yukon potatoes; a 1321 burger, with house-ground prime chuck, brisket, short rib, pub cheese, stout onions and half-inch slabs of bacon; spatchcock chicken, a marinated half-bird roasted with green chile potato gratin; braised oxtail enchiladas with dirty rice, salsa roja and poblano crema; and chicken and waffles with blue corn, truffled horseradish honey and goat’s milk butter.”

I am really looking forward to it with my Torrance Local ID in hand. But what is sharp casual and if I’m not sharp enough does that disqualify me for happy hour?

1321, 132 Sartori Ave., Downtown Torrance 90501 (310) 328-1321


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