Larry David isn’t the only guy who “respects wood.”
Restaurateur Nick Mathers (Eveleigh) outfitted Goldie’s, the new West Third Street venture he designed himself, with handsome walnut paneling, sleek maple wine racks, and a wall made entirely of stacked almond tree logs.
The love affair with lumber doesn’t stop there.
A peek inside the open kitchen reveals a dual wood- and coal-burning oven turning out toasty grilled flatbreads, crisp roasted veggies, and assorted rotisserie meats.
The casual, SoCal-inflected menu salutes sustainability (locally sourced produce, humanely raised beef) and traditional culinary methods (in-house butchering) without subjecting diners to Portlandia-esque pretensions.
The space is currently open for breakfast (Handsome Coffee, bircher muesli) and lunch (glazed chicken wings, tagliatelle with Dungeness crab) with dinner and a full-bar program coming next week.
We can hardly curb our enthusiasm.
Goldie’s, 8422 West Third Street, at South Croft Avenue, Mid-City (323-677-2470 or goldiesla.com). Closed today and March 18.
Photo: Taylor Stephan for DailyCandy