The Gold Room
1558 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Two years ago you would have walked in The Gold Room and not seen a single white face. Things have changed.
The lovely, kind, friendly and fast bartenders did not speak English but they served some good drinks and free food. Free food in this economy? Free food is free food.
They start you off with a huge bowl of free peanuts. Despite the fact that they give you a bowl for the shells, there are shells all over the floor. Made me glad I was wearing boots.
A little later they ask you if you want some tacos. I assumed the people eating the amazing smelling tacos had brought them in from one of the 3 taco trucks in close proximity on the streets of Echo Park. Wrong. Right there in the kitchen at the back they throw down some simple tacos with lots of onions, peppers, cilantro, etc. And I will be a monkey's uncle if they are not free. Every night. Free tacos. Bring it on, Gold Room. Bring it on.