Out There | Elysian

"Elysian, as the name implies, is a kind of Nirvana, surrounded by charming urban blight. The restaurant shares a dead-end block with a handful of anonymous industrial buildings; facades on both sides of the street have been painted over in a now disintegrating mural of a French village, with Tudor accents and schoolchildren peering out from faux windows. A canopy of bamboo and young trees juts up from behind Elysian’s heavy metal gate. This front garden leads to the gutted skeleton of a two-story structure that was, until last month, being subleased as a letterpress studio."