It's high time we got some concrete details as to the goings on of chef about town, Govind Armstrong. Most recently his 8oz. burger bar on Melrose closed, before that came the shutter of Table 8, both in LA and New York. But, finally some good new for Armstrong. LA Weekly says that within the next month-ish (mid-Sept) he will open a restaurant called Post & Beam with his business partner Brad Johnson in Baldwin Hills. The venue will prepare locally sourced ingredient-driven California fare in a space that seats between 80-100 and once served as a Golden Bird fried chicken spot.
As for design, Patrons can expect an open kitchen, and Armstrong aims to "retain as much of the original post and beam style of structure" as possible. However, he would like prospective diners to know that he's "not bringing in any 'hallelujah' anything, it's a straightforward, familiar kind of spot -- a cool neighborhood restaurant with broad sensibilities and local character."
In other news, Armstrong will open a version of 8 oz. at LAX next summer.
·Q & A With Govind Armstrong: Post & Beam, His New L.A. Restaurant, Why 8oz. Closed + Coming Home [LAW]
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