The thing about hidden gems is that they are very easy to miss. Nestled in a corner of the Baldwin Hills shopping center is an impressive gem of a restaurant that you should definitely try. It is easy to get excited about fresh and original takes on southern cooking infused with a distinctly California flair with fresh farm to table produce. Chef Govind Armstrong flexes his culinary muscles with food that is as diverse as the staff and the clientele of the restaurant. Woodfired pizza, Succulent Salmon, delicious sandwiches accented with kale chips and plenty of palate seducing sweet treats.
Make sure you start your meal with the fresh baked cornbread and whipped honey butter. The vibe here is open, relaxed and casual. The outdoor patio and herb garden are a perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying your meal in the Cali sunshine:-)
Cornbread up close and personal:-)
A little crunchy around the edges, but still delicious
This salmon with celeriac did not disappoint. If you have never had celeriac it is a root vegetable and although it reminds me of potato, it is a nice non starchy alternative and low carb
This is not just an ordinary chicken sandwich. The collard green relish and cajun mayo make this buttermilk fried chicken sandwich extra special
These kale chips were refreshingly different and surprisingly good
The lovely outdoor patio and herb garden
Don't get me started on the sweet endings...
There is nothing like a warm apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream melting on top of it
look at that
I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy this olive oil cake was. The strawberry compote and ice cream laced with pistachio was perfect
The real super star of all the sweet treats is this sweet potato pecan pie with vanilla whipped cream. I make a pretty mean sweet potato pecan pie myself and I could easily see myself making late night pie runs to have this. If I had been in the restaurant alone, I would have licked every bit of the caramel and whipped cream off the plate
I never met a sweet potato pie I didn't like
This is so worth running an extra 3 miles for.
The next time you have a hankering for southern cooking or just great interpretations of farm to table ingredients, give Post and Beam a try.
3767 Santa Rosalia Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008