What was once Fraîche—Culver City’s fine dining jewel—is now a buzzy school-themed gastrobar. Emphasizing grub more than its downtown sibling, Public School 612, it forgoes chocolate milk and Salisbury steak for trendy favorites, including a kale Caesar salad and a Colorado lamb burger. The all-purpose hub is as appropriate for polishing off a plate of lamb bolognese as it is for chugging Sculpins from San Diego’s Ballast Point and noshing on bacon-cheddar “tots.” Beer is the core subject here, with craft varieties by the draft and bottle. And of course, every-one loves Recess (aka weekday happy hour). » 9411 Culver Blvd., 310-558-0414 or publicschool310.com.