Fuel up at any time during the day at Picnic LA. The new restaurant opened doors late last year and has been a welcome addition the Culver City foodie scene. Great location on the intersection of Duquesne Ave and Culver Blvd, with parking available in the building. Floor to ceiling windows facing the street makes you feel like you are having a picnic in the middle of the city. The picnic style tables and benches as well as the myriad menu offerings add to the experience. Owners Brad Zions, Eliot Silver and Noah Ellis have gone to great lengths to translate their fine dining expertise to affordable healthy options focused on seasonal, local produce and ingredients. Staff walks you through the day’s specials and serves your choice of entrees and sides as you build your plate. In a sense, giving you some variety to choose from an upscale menu with flavors inspired by the diversity of Los Angeles but not too much that you are overwhelmed. Extra points for simple yet useful legends on the name cards for the dishes which makes it easier to have that conversation about allergies or dietary preferences. The best part – they offer catering, online ordering, curbside delivery and even picnic supplies. And of course, gingham wins any day!