Libra By the Pound opened last week on Main Street Culver City, next to Lunch. Libra is like the Souplantation of Brazilian food, with a long buffet of salads and dishes, plus a grilled meat station, that are all priced by the pound. Eater reports a Brazilian-Korean hybrid, and though one or two noodle dishes are Asian-influenced, the offerings embrace many of Brazil's global roots, notably strong on Italian with preps of polenta, chicken cacciatore, and manicotti among national recipes of feijao and oxtail. The clean, contemporary room, washed in white with butcher-style paintings on the wall, houses this new concept from Marcelo Ahn, owner of M Grill. Libra promises 35 pre-prepared dishes in the buffet, as well as five proteins at the grilling station, including garlic chicken, Brazilian sausage, and Picanha sirloin. Vegetarians will find over 20 dishes among these, while Libra swears nothing comes from cans or is processed. A cashier says dishes will be adjusted and changed while Libra finds its stride, but the buffet will eventually be fixed on specific offerings.
<3833 Main Street, Culver City. 310-202-1300
Libra Opens in Culver City [Eater L.A.]
Take a look at Libra's interior, below.