TASTE IT LA WASTED MONEY
@"GOOD" - SILVERLAKE
After being seated on the patio with the dog the busboy brought us water within seconds but then we waited 10 minutes for a waiter. When he arrived to take our drink order I asked if the O.J. fresh squeezed (because if it wasn't I didn't want it) to which the waiter laughed at me and said no. As I was wondering why that was funny, becuaue that is a pretty common question in LA, he suddenly realized the direct question wasn't a joke he said they got it "somewhere, from some Farmer's Market around the corner." Where ever that Farmers Market is around the corner - I loved it! Too bad our waiter never came over again to see if I wanted a refill. Either way it doesn't make up for the "fried chicken" I received. Also the majority of our food - including my coffee arrived warm, at best.
The below photo is what Good advertised their 'fried chicken' to be.
Other photos of their 'fried chicken' are viewable on their printed laminated in house menu - which is why we ordered it. Because it looked like fried chicken.
The below photos are what I received and payed for which was a thin flat chicken cutlet NOT fried chicken.
At first sight I thought perhaps this was their version fried chicken but we tried it & yup it was a white meat, boneless chicken cutlet thinly covered in breadcrumbs and herbs. WTH. I was looking for juicy, batter fried, bone in chicken. Boneless is one thing. This was a chicken cutlet. All I needed was marinara and mozzarella and I would have had chicken parmasean.
We ordered a large pot of house french press coffee. The coffee was delicious but they need a new french press. Also when it came to us it wasn't hot, it was warm. Too bad because it felt like I was sitting in a frigid Silverlake wind tunnel on their patio, and they don't have outdoor heating (or they did not at that time) and I really wanted to warm up.
3 out of 4 of my french toast slices came out cold and the syrup didn't arrive for 5 mins after my cold french toast after I had to flag a waitress down, who was busy with her own tables, to request syrup- she then notified my waiter that his table needed something THEN 5 minutes later he brought it over.
The poached eggs were perfect...for eggs boiled in water.
You could tell what the kitchen finished first, and what they were waiting on.
Also ordered the (massive) bowl of grits with the option of my choice of cheese; I chose pepper jack. Luckily this did come out hot because it turns out the cheese you choose just comes on a small plate, two thin deli slices, on the side for you to mix in yourself. So I'm glad it arrived hot enough to melt the cheese I thought came as an added ingredient. I found I also had to season it myself at the table apparently. So I had to wait again until I saw our waiter, flag him down and ask for ketchup and hot sauce which had never been brought to the table in the first place. After forgetting it once, we finally received it. Who cares though because everything was cold by this point and my cheese was solidifying in my grits. Disgusting.
I never saw our waiter once again after that and later when we wanted to leave we had to flag down yet another busy waitress, who printed, brought over and picked up our check for us.
The busboys provided more service to our table than our waiter did and I felt really bad knowing that the majority of my tip wasn't going to the busboys that were working so hard at Good.
Overall most disappointing breakfast in quite some time.
I left feeling like the menu was misleading, the kitchen didn't care about the quality or timing of the finished product and the management had never trained their staff to (even barely) accommodate the consumers paying to keep their establishment open.
Currently I am under the opinion that Good's dining room is packed because:
1. The Silverlake Social-Sloshers & Los Feliz Sunday-Funday drinkers come for the drink-prices and will consume nearly anything during happy hour or bottomless mimosas while discussing the local Bead store or the compelling history of American Apparel. (No really I heard the entire story as I sat there.)
2. Good does have a great beer selection and endless mimosas to accompany their breakfast/brunch weekend menu. Beer afficianados too enthusiastic to taste much more than barley and hops come clad in skinny jean droves to Good's wrap around sidewalk patio to sip oversized chalices of Blue Frog Heffeweizen and frosty glasses of Sea Dog Blue Blueberry Wheat Ale or the Lindemens Brews Framboise.
Kosher friendly: Try the Hebrew Genesis Ale or the Hebrew Origin Pomegranate Ale.
Gluten Free: Try the Green's Ale or St. Peters Sorgham Beer.
3. Super DOG FRIENDLY; Local canine enthusiasts too lazy (or too smart if you are drinking) to drive who love the dog park vibe of this mini-brewhouse are willing to wait for prime patio seating.
On the way out I gave the remaing breaded chicken cutlet to D'Artagnan and I realized I still hadn't gotten this fried chicken craving out of my system BECAUSE THAT WASN'T FRIED CHICKEN I PAYED FOR AT GOOD-SILVERLAKE. So on the way home I made the mistake of driving past a KFC.
KFC; NOT great, but better than Good's fried chicken.
What is fried chicken coming too?!?!