Last week was a banner week for me in terms of enjoying a variety of good food. I flew to San Francisco to meet TOURific friends Angela and Allen for a special day of foodie fun, that started with Dim Sum in Chinatown and ended with a walking food tour of San Francisco’s popular Little Italy neighborhood, North Beach. During the week I attended a holiday open house, two birthday parties, dinner out with friends and a networking meeting over lunch! So you can say I had a lot of choices when it came to picking my best bite of the week. In an effort to keep this blog centered on Dining in Los Angeles, I have absolutely chosen a best bite that I ate here in LA, but I would like to give special mention to the Custard Egg Tarts that I scarfed down at a bakery in Chinatown. Those tarts deserve their own blog, so please stay tuned.
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But back to my best bite which was found at Goldie’s, a restaurant open since 2013 on Third Street. Not Santa Monica’s Third Street, the OTHER Third Street that runs between The Beverly Center and The Original Farmer’s Market. It’s where Joan’s on Third can be found, along with a plethora of other great food spots. I just learned the proprietor of Goldie’s also started the wonderful Eveleigh on Sunset where I had a previous best bite.
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My friend MEM picked Goldie’s for her birthday celebration, and our group of four indulged on champagne, special cocktails and Goldie’s snacks, which consisted of four different vegetable dishes: roasted cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes and beets! For anybody who doesn’t think they like those vegetables, the way Goldie’s prepares them just may change your mind. We even got a second order of the Brussel sprouts! But it was the dessert that finished our meal that was the show-stopper form e. A beautiful butterscotch pot de crème that had a surprise layer of bananas was topped with a sour-cream based crème fraiche. There was a very distinct but not overwhelming taste and crunch of sea-salt that made me happy. As much as I love chocolate, I have to say my dessert of choice these days tends to be anything made with sea-salt caramel or butterscotch. And this did not disappoint. So I am declaring my Butterscotch Pot de Crème from Goldie’s as my best bite of the week!
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By Trish Procetto