Tucked behind the Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw Plaza Post & Beam seems like it took a wrong turn, and landed behind the mall, but this could be a good thing. To my surprise, there sits a nice building with an outdoor patio and herb garden. The inside is dimly lit, and you will feel right at home in this comforting atmosphere. The open oven in the wall is a nice touch as you can watch the flame flicker.
On both visits, the food was great, but during my second visit the food was phenomenal. We have tried the delicious turkey sausage meatballs with spicy wood roasted tomato sauce, devil eggs with smoked catfish, (great flavor), my favorite is the oven roasted penne with short rib bolognese. We also had the mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, long cooked greens, and angus short ribs with fresh horseradish (awesome). The mac and cheese is good, but not the typical southern mac&cheese I am use to;however, the short rib entree is the “one” a hands down winner. Again I must say all the food is good, and hopefully soon I can try dessert.
The reason I love this place so much is because, the staff is professional and courteous from the host to the bussers. I give much respect to the owner Brad Johnson for being hospitable and hands on. I watched him as he worked the restaurant and chatted with all the guest (regulars and first timers). The food is also prepared with love, and they have a passion for what they do. Coming from a family of great southern cooks, I really appreciate it. http://postandbeamla.com/