We decided on lunch at Ben Ford's restaurant after a tour of Sony Studios (the tour is recommended, btw). Service was exceptional, outdoor patio was fun but mostly the food was terrific. We started with the Pig Ear appetizer (try it ... tasty, spicy and crisp strips). For our main courses we had Skillet Fried Chicken with the best ham hock risotto around. We also had Huevos Rancheros with perfectly cooked eggs and a tasty chili sauce. Unfortunately, not a true green chile, which was disappointing. Lastly, we had fish and chips with crisp/juicy onion rings, home made french fries and deep fried asparagus spears. It includes a refreshing small salad as well.
It's nice to see that the owner is not riding on the shirttails of his father's fame, but is a creative chef with good business sense. Don't leave Culver City without trying this place.