Food Stuff

Illustration By Marianne Mancina

A friend and I recently went in search of a truck with a Rasta vibe that had been serving vegan curries at 24th and K streets. Alas, it was gone. As my friend said, the trouble with mobile food sources is that, well, they’re mobile. Luckily, the Golden Bear, a hip little bar at the same corner, serves lunch. It was delightfully cool inside, in every sense, with powerful air-conditioning and mod décor. A sign proclaims, “All our food is handmade in this kitchen.” Doubtless, this accounted for the food’s slightly slow arrival, but our sandwiches—unusually good turkey, bacon and avocado for me; savory and juicy portobello mushroom for my friend—were a cut well above average bar food. The thick-cut barbecue potato chips alongside were irresistible. Rasta curry it emphatically was not, but when you’re hungry and in the neighborhood, these sandwiches are golden. 2326 K Street, (916) 441-2242.