Just got back from LaLaLand for the last in a never ending series of weddings this year (uhhh, SEVEN). Jon Sublet got hitched!!! It was quite the wedding for the ages- the dessert table consisted of Persian sweets, fresh figs and these beautiful petite WHOLE CUCUMBERS. Of course I shamelessly had like five of them, it was awesome. How often do you get to eat whole cucumbers at a wedding??? Exactly.
LA is a place near and dear to my heart. It's the first city my family and I moved to from Tokyo, and my brother was born there. I have nothing but love for that city- the pulsating energy reminds me of NYC (untz, untz, untz), despite warring sentiments on both sides. Fuck that! LA now has the BEER FLOAT, thanks to The Golden State. NYC, whatchugot???
As I wrote back in February, my good friend Jim Starr opened this joint along with his friend Jason Bernstein. This was my first time there since they opened in March- I won't bore you with a massive review since they have gotten so much I N T E R N E T love, not to mention Jonathan Gold love. Whoa.
And here she is... The Famed Golden State Beer Float.
Old Rasputin Imperial Russian Stout
1 Scoop Horchata Ice Cream by Scoops
1 Scoop Dulce de Leche Ice Cream by Scoops
HOLY MOTHER OF JESUS THIS WAS AMAZING. Creamy, velvety, chocolaty, the perfect pairing. UMAMIPORN HOLLER.
How amazing, you ask???
Incidentally, my brother works here a few nights a week, so if you see him, make sure to say hello! He's the scraggly Asian kid, can't miss him.
THE GOLDEN STATE
426 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
*Kayoko will be eating pho for lunch today, somewhere in Santa Clara, CA.