5 Questions for Adam Levoe
Adam Levoe is the executive chef of Golden Road Pub, the restaurant at Golden Road Brewing, the L.A. brewery opened by Tony Yanow and Meg Gill last year. Levoe, a home brewer, says his dishes are meant to go with a cold brew. On the menu are snacks such as pretzels, meatballs and risotto fritters, pulled pork and duck confit sandwiches, steak with Schwartz Stout reduction. Plus lots of vegan options: a cheesy potato sandwich and portobello Philly, among them.
What’s coming up next on your menu? With spring coming up, some lighter, warmer-weather dishes are in the near future for the pub. One new item I’m actually pretty excited about is popcorn. Working up a few different vegan and not-so vegan savory popcorn variations.
Latest ingredient obsession? As it always has been and always will be, anything pork, although currently, I have been challenged to use new ingredients in new applications to create unique and tasty vegan dishes without using soy-based imitation meats and proteins and such.
What restaurant do you find yourself going to again and again? Tacos Ariza. I probably go there three or four times a week for the al pastor burrito with two salsa verdes.
The one piece of kitchen equipment you can’t live without, other than your knives? Definitely the coffee maker, can’t live without it.
Favorite day off away from the kitchen? Well I haven’t taken one of those yet this year, but I do love Mondays, and any day I can spend with the girl I love, eating delicious food and drinking beer, is a great one.
Golden Road Pub, 5410 W. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, (213) 373-4677, www.goldenroad.la.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Jay Judah.