While usually that’s just a saying, we literally just opened a train-inspired restaurant concept that serves gravy. There’s a bunch of non-gravy items too. And you should get on it. 8th Notch basically means “full-throttle” in train speak and like its namesake, this restaurant hasn’t slowed down since opening a few weeks ago. With Chef Donald conducting a menu of what we’ve called “southern californian comfort food,” 8th Notch is blending traditional Texas BBQ with K-town casual. Meats smoked in-house, signature sauces and rubs, curated craft beers, creative Sabe drinks, all stationed right above the Wilshire/Noramandie Metro…uh…station.
Our train-centric branding both compliments 8th Notch and the larger Platform 35 Market Hall aesthetics. We drew inspiration from locomotion and local motion in the form of transit schedules, routes, and intermingling a dimensional steel beer map with an illustrated landscape of L.A. landmarks. This massive mural makes the perfect background for the rose-gold tap system.