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Culver City is Hot

IT’S ALL A FLOW: Michael Wilson, the former chef at 5 Dudley in Venice, is set to open a wine bar and cafe this month in Culver City’s Museum of Design Art and Architecture complex. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
HUSTLE: It’s a bustling lunch crowd at Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City. (Annie Wells / LAT)
LIQUID GOLD: Bottles of olive oil line a shelf at Surfas. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
LUNCH BUZZ: Ben Ford, above, tapped into a yearning for a casual place to hang out when he opened Ford’s Filling Station, L.A.’s first official gastropub. (Annie Wells / LAT)
TRENDSETTER: Kazuto Matsusaka’s Beacon, opened two years ago, features sophisticated Asian fare in a sleek, contemporary setting. Above, includes grilled shrimp and green tea soba noodles (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
HANGOUT SPOT: With a new location and cafe, Surfas is a one-stop feast. Stock up on pasta; eat a cannelé. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)