Some of the BEST grits and salmon croquettes I’ve ever had can be found at Post and Beam Los Angeles, California…
Sunday brunch is a thing. You know, bottomless mimosas, Instagram worthy photos, and conversations to catch up on your weekday events with friends. Being out of town low-key elevates the need for brunching.
It was my last Morning in LA and I had two things to check off my list 1. Eat BOMB brunch. 2. Support a black owned business doing so. What I’ve discovered is that Tiktok is the perfect tour guide when traveling. You can look up practically anything of entertainment in any city to find what you’re looking for. I looked up “Black Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles” and came thee Post & Beam restaurant.
I briefly mentioned this as a place to eat in my post about things to do in Los Angeles. However, this was TOO good not to give an exclusive on.
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Tiktok is one thing. However, I’m old.. and checking Google is the way for me to get a true determination of what a place is rated. From the raving reviews about the vibe and the photos of the food sold me. The overall google rating is 4.3. However, the masses stated how wonderful this place was. From the looks of it, Post and Beam restaurant was the key to a true treat of what Los Angeles truly has to offer as far as cuisine. In fact, when we arrived a repeating customer stated “oh, you’re in for a treat”. I just love confirmation.
Whats the vibe?
Post & Beam is located at 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90008. This modern designed establishment is nestled in the corner behind the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza parking garage. Walking in, there is a small host station surrounded by black books and memorabilia.
The playlist tracks of early 90s and 2000s music filtered the air. I still have Brandy’s “I wanna be down” playing in my head. We did not have a reservation. However, there was open seating at the bar.
We were immediately greeted with kindness and suggestions of what a first timer should try. She highly recommended the Oxtail Hash and Salmon Croquettes. She also recommended the bottomless mimosas. I wasn’t in the mood for shrimp and grits (I’m sick’ud right now) or eggs. I’m no longer a beef eat. The need for sweet, savory, and crunchy was at an all time high. Hey, I was high. So now what?? Here’s what I decided to do.
Pineapple and cranberry juice mimosas
Catfish nuggets (okay, my cousin got these but I just decided I would taste some lol)
Pecan pie french toast, cinnamon cream, bourbon caramel
Smoked salmon croquettes
Love at first bite
The bottomless mimosas came with an individual wine bottle, a little bottle of juice. We got tipsy… fast. Nothing to talk about here. However, baby… the food. Whew. The salmon croquettes were seasoned to perfection and fried just right. This mixed with the cheesy yellow grits, simply phenomenal. The grits alone were robust with flavor and it turns out they are prepared with shrimp butter. Heellloooo flavor.
The pecan pie french toast was just a beautiful melody in my mouth. In fact, the prepping station was directly in front of our seats. The chef making the french toast watched me as my eyes rolled in the back of my head as my fat self divulged in this crispy soft sweet bliss of an entree. You can tell he takes pride in making that damn french toast. And after I had my little orgasm he looked for my approval. All I could do was throw my thumbs up.
The catfish nuggets were superb. Fried correctly and the flavor was just as good as the other items. I’m NOT a catfish fan, but their dish has the power to change that.
A few things to know about this spot before visiting
- You must have a reservation. This is firm. We lucked up and arrived at opening time 11:00am and were able to snip seats at the bar. The stars aligned for me, but this may not be the case. So please. Make reservations.
- Vaccination cards are not required
- All tables and spots have a 90 minute time limit. That’s right take your pics, chat a little bit, eat your food, and go. lol.
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