Her neck now heavy with a medallion bearing the diamond-encrusted visage of James Beard, Los Angeles mag's Leslie Bargar Suter reports that Culver City's Fraiche will officially close its doors at the end of June, confirming Eater's earlier report that a new "Public School" project is coming from the team behind Grill on the Alley, in the model of Downtown's P.S. 612. Until the final day arrives next month, Fraiche is holding a food fire sale, with a menu (shown last week by Thrillist) that slashes prices and generally goes craaaazy!!
Actually, in today's new world order of casual dining, the prices almost manage to still appear a little insane; Baby beets are $11 and braised short ribs are priced at $23. Still, nine-dollar drinks and eighteen-dollar steak frites could draw enough fans to actually keep the place open, while this original location of Fraiche will be survived by its Santa Monica depot.