Your job: Get to the restaurant. Our job: Help you order. This week, NBCLA's Eat This journey takes us out for...
What's in it: Wee micro greens, tomatoes, Laura Chenel goat cheese, and young beets.
Let's talk beets: That reddest of root vegetables has a funny rep. Some people shy from it, finding it, well, too beety. Too juicy, even. But there's a growing group of beetniks that scarf beets by the bushel; they even roast our own.
Saying *anything* is "too juicy": Is madness. We just had to say that. Shouldn't pretty much everything we consume be even the littlest bit juicy, save beef jerky?
Beet's BFF: Goat cheese. And the Laura Chenel, a main ingredient in the Simon L.A. salad? Is farm's finest. The white, creamy, crumbly gold standard. Learn more about this Sonoma-based purveyor of cheesy dreaminess.
Roasted Young Beets Salad Price: $12
Simon L.A. is also... Part of the deal-laden dineLA Restaurant Week, which just got another week hooked on its back end. The extra dates: October 18th-23rd. So you've got plenty of time to get your beets on, and for a song, too.