The Outpost

May 2019

THE CORNER TABLE by Brad Johnson


That, was a good day. In 1989 a group of partners and I opened Roxbury, a nightclub, restaurant and blues lounge on Sunset in West Hollywood. It was the days of red velvet ropes and selective doorman, a trend made famous by Studio 54 in New York City. As Roxbury’s [...]

THE CORNER TABLE by Brad Johnson2019-05-02T22:51:15-07:00

April 2018

THE CORNER TABLE by Brad Johnson


NBA All-Star Weekend in LA and Black Panther, A Tale of Two Economies Watching the opening segment for the NBA All-Star game on Sunday it was evident whether by default or acquiescence to a cultural tidal wave, the NBA has gone black. It was quite something to see the NBA’s [...]

THE CORNER TABLE by Brad Johnson2019-06-07T17:47:05-07:00

June 2016

THE CORNER TABLE by Brad Johnson


As a regular practice the Post & Beam management team reads Yelp to stay abreast of what our guests are saying. We do so with the intention of catching anything we may have missed in the experience at the restaurant that would enable us to improve. Of course, we like reading the good stuff [...]

THE CORNER TABLE by Brad Johnson2018-10-05T20:47:13-07:00

February 2015

RECIPE by Chef Govind Armstrong


PIMENTO CHEESE This recipe originally appeared in the Hollywood Bowl Chef's Picnic Club. "A Southern California native who grew up on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and cooked all over the world, Armstrong has introduced some soulful Southern notes into his repertoire at Post & Beam in Baldwin Hills and Willie Jane in Venice." [...]

RECIPE by Chef Govind Armstrong2017-12-03T23:54:34-08:00

RECIPE by Chef Govind Armstrong


PICKLED SHRIMP SALAD WITH BUTTERMILK VINAIGRETTE DRESSING Chef Govind Armstrong teaches us the process of pickling shrimp to mix into a salad and how to make homemade dressing. See video on How to Make Pickled Shrimp on the Hallmark Channel . […]

RECIPE by Chef Govind Armstrong2017-12-04T00:03:58-08:00

October 2014

THE CORNER TABLE by Brad Johnson


Late, late on a cold night in January early-80’s, the band at The Cellar was anxious to start its 3rd and final set as the crowd, while sparse, was still in the mood for more. I was ready to go home. It was 2:30am on a Thursday and the only people still out besides [...]

THE CORNER TABLE by Brad Johnson2018-07-01T02:55:12-07:00

July 2014

The Corner Table by Brad Johnson


For more than 20 years, my dad, Howard Johnson, owned a very popular restaurant on the Upper Westside of Manhattan called the Cellar. The Cellar was a special place and at the time of its inception in 1973, there were very few, if any, black-owned restaurants outside of Harlem below 110th street. Ironically, my father [...]

The Corner Table by Brad Johnson2014-07-02T00:41:07-07:00

October 2012

The Corner Table by Brad Johnson


On a recent Friday night, Chef and Restaurateur Marcus Samuelson was in town. After seeing each other during the summer in Harlem at his game changing restaurant The Red Rooster, we agreed to connect next time he made it out to the West Coast. True to his word Marcus called to let me know [...]

The Corner Table by Brad Johnson2017-12-04T04:19:44-08:00
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