Friday, September 6, 2013

Pedalers Fork (Calabasas, CA): Where Bikers Meet Food and Cocktails

Pedalers Fork in Calabasas is where a restaurant meets a bike shop, opened by two good friends who combined their respective passions (one loves food, one loves biking). It's a bit of a drive but I finally managed to come here on my way to taking my mom to the outlet mall. The restaurant is spacious, with high ceilings and more seats on the second floor. On a good day, head outside to sit next to the creek and watch people get to work on the bike shop - you'll get the feeling this is what California is all about.

View of the bike shop
 It was early in the day but since the cocktails here were designed by Marcos Tello and Aidan Demarest so I had to try one. Or a few.

IMG_6127 The menu's probably changed by now (I know, I'm slow!), but I enjoyed the Second Gear (rye, coffee infused Punt e Mes, Maraschino, and coffee bean float) and Rye Hummingbird Down (Chartreuse, rye, honey and lemon). It's a solid cocktail menu - probably the best one in the Calabasas area - you can hardly go wrong.

My mom and aunt don't eat much, so we decided to share two dishes and a dessert between the three of us.
Seared Albacore Tuna sandwich with avocado, chili vinaigrette, savoy cabbage, cucumber kimchi, rainbow carrot ($15). I chose the mixed greens as a side.
They give you a pretty thick cut of tuna. The cucumber kimchi is not very spicy or pungent but added a nice flavor regardless.

My aunt wants to eat a lot of beef while she's here (imported beed is pricey in Indonesia) so we got the Steak and Eggs (2 eggs, grilled grass fed beef, baby kale, caramelized onion, $16)
The beef was cooked to a nice medium rare as you can see in the photo. Tru the baby kale, which is like a kale Caesar salad.

Cast Iron Skillet berry cobbler, oat brown sugar crumble, greek yogurt vanilla bean sherbet ($8)

Pedalers Fork is a beautiful space to enjoy the California weather, a cool concept combining the two owners' passions for food and biking. The cocktails are good and the food is perhaps the most interesting option in the Calabasas area. They also roast Hood River-based 10 Speed Coffee on site. The bike shop's not just there for show or to get things fixed up, they also hold group bike rides throughout the week. 

Pedalers Fork
23504 Calabasas Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 451-3472
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