Leimert Park Stories of the Year 2012 - Post & Beam

This is what Leimert Park has been thirsting for - a modern, urban, hip, upscale, downhome, local flavor restaurant and bar.

Not just Baldwin Hills and View Park, but all of Los Angeles has flocked to the Post & Beam, which opened one year ago in a former chicken joint behind the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

Recently Los Angeles Magazine hailed Govind Armstrong as one of the top chefs in the city for his modern twist on healthy home cookin' - made all the better with the garden he's growing on the premises of a regional shopping mall.

Have you made it out to the Post & Beam yet? It has become the community hub. I'm there all the time and I run into people from the neighborhood all the time. Council President Herb Wesson, one of Berry Gordy's executives, Heather Presha (the Leimert Park realtor), Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, council candidate to replace Jan Perry, David Roberts and Councilman Joe Buscaino's communications director Branimir Kvartuc.

And nearly every night owner Brad Johnson is there, saying hello to every table (even though more often than not the place his hoppin').

The restaurant continues to change and grow, responding to the customers. It now takes reservations, has a full bar, Sunday brunch and is teaching school kids about healthy cooking.

Ken Lombard of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza told me that our area can support this kind of development, but we need to find investors who are willing to take the chance. Councilman Parks emphasized that if the new amenities aren't nice enough, residents will continue to go to Culver City and LA Live for their entertainment.

I want to thank Brad and Govind for looking at the numbers and realizing they make economic sense, even if few others are taking this calculated risk. My wife and I love driving five minutes to Post & Beam for dinner and drinks and then walking over to the Rave Theaters in the Crenshaw Plaza to sit in a leather chair and watch the latest blockbuster.

That's why Post & Beam is a Leimert Park Beat Story of the Year 2012. Stay tuned for the more Stories of the Year and feel free to contribute your own.

Post & Beam - Leimert Park's latest destination


Views: 875


You need to be a member of Leimert Park Beat to add comments!

Join Leimert Park Beat

Comment by Marcela Bailey on January 8, 2013 at 1:40pm

This restaurant is great! have been there several times. We need MORE places like this in our neigborhood!! Way to go Post & Beam!!

Comment by AJea L on January 6, 2013 at 4:00pm

Thank You Eddie for this post...

Post & Beam has added such a beauty to our Neighborhood!

Leimert Park Beat is the news and social network for Leimert Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay informed. Join now!


• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.


With your help, LeimertParkBeat.com raised money to hire reporters, graphic artists and community members to cover our area.
Read the stories - Urban Economy 411, Redevelopment Hell and One of these don't belong.

Latest Activity

DojO- commented on DojO-'s blog post MIA DOI TODD / GABY HERNANDEZ w/ The Fire "Special Concert Series @ The "new" STAGE "renaissance" Fri Oct 21st 9PM
"TOMORROW NITE!  The STAGE Fri Oct 21st 9PM MIA DOI TODD solo / GABY HERNANDEZ w/ The Fire band "Not jus' all 'bout Jazz, avant-eclectic-world, genre unbound & 2hip ahso,…"
14 hours ago
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event "Special" To: The new World STAGE "Concert Series" Oct Weekends Fri & Sat Nites · 10/21st - MIA DOI TODD / GABY HERNANDEZ w/ The Fire · 10/22nd - DALE FIELDER Ensemble 9PM
"UPCOMIN'!! @ The "new" World STAGE "Special" Concert Series Fri  21st  - Mia Doi Todd solo / Gaby Hernandez w/ The Fire  "♀ Musician Artist ♀" Sat 22nd…"
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event "Special" To: The new World STAGE "Concert Series" Oct Weekends Fri & Sat Nites · 10/21st - MIA DOI TODD / GABY HERNANDEZ w/ The Fire · 10/22nd - DALE FIELDER Ensemble 9PM
"UPCOMIN'!       DFQ @ The "new" World STAGE "Special" Concert Series ♪ 20th Anniversary w/ "new" CD give-away (1st 15 at the door) This…"
Jay Rocket posted a blog post

Innovatemarkets. Is it a scam? Opinion

Innovatemarkets seems to be hardly unaware of the affirmation. They've committed to a comprehensive “Education Center” in a move to allow their merchants. Innovatemarkets consumers have entry to all manner of instructional videos, distinct trading…See More
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event An Evening at The Stage: An Open House and Fundraiser
"Plz 2 excuse Event Image as seen on LATEST ACTIVITY postin'. Don't know wuz-up wit dat!?... kind'a spooky, 4 Halloween trick mayb duh doh!"
Linda G. posted an event

Azar Lawrence Quartet & Special Guests, Mahesh Balasooriya, piano; Edwin Livingston, bass & Roy McCury, drums at Seabird Jazz Lounge

November 5, 2016 at 9pm to November 6, 2016 at 12:30am
Join us in celebration of Azar Lawrence's Birthday, Saturday 9p @ Seabird Jazz Lounge, Long Beach, Ca. We have an outstanding All-Star Lineup: Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes; Mahesh Balasooriya, piano; Edwin Livingston, bass & Roy McCury,…See More
DojO- posted an event

An Evening at The Stage: An Open House and Fundraiser at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

October 22, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm
Join us for an evening at The Stage on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 4-7pm in historic Leimert Park. Come out and get to know, or get reacquainted with, this cultural gem in Los Angeles. Your support will ensure it is enjoyed by generations to…See More
Institute of Musical Arts posted an event

Antonio Sacre is "The Storyteller" at Institute of Musical Arts

November 12, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
We are so excited, and ready to laugh out loud, because Storyteller Antonio Sacre is returning to the IMA for the third year with his new show, “The Storyteller”. Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Antonio's hilarious…See More

© 2016   Created by enhager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service