Ok, got a drank in me, but the cats are still fight-fucking in my head. All the talk at the Atomic Books bar (Eightbar) about Baltimore’s past has this digital nomad hungry. Thank you Dan for the recommendation. A quick walk to The Golden West Cafe. Oh yes food, art and well needed drinks.
The Golden West Cafe.
The Golden West Cafe, is eclectic, colorful and in the heart of The Avenue. I of course took a seat at the bar. The first thing I noticed was some art pieces that looked like they could have been drawn by Vladimir Tretchikoff. I have his print of The Green Lady hanging at my sister’s house for safekeeping. I mentioned to the bartender my approval of the decor, inspired to get my print after seeing “Frenzy” and noticing the print hanging on the villain’s wall. I noticed that there was a red matching one in the movie but couldn’t find it for sale.
The bartender replied “That one?” and there it was, the matching red one on a different wall. If the Golden West had such great taste in kitschy, Russian art, then the food I’m sure would be divine.
When in that regretful, morning after state of being, and perusing the fine culinary offerings of any establishment, I seldom think I need a plate full of satisfying, alcohol soaking, reinvigorating granola.
Goddamnit I’m a man and I need something spicy and hot! The Cafe has a great vegan menu and quite frankly my stomach wasn’t in a place for any greasy, fried conglomeration of questionable animal parts in tubular form.
With alley cats still screeching in my head, I went for the Aztec Burrito. Calling upon the fortitude (and mercy) of my ancestors, the spice and beans would help bring me back to center. All I can say is wow.
The goddess Chantico must have grown the green chilis herself with just the right amount of spice and a fresh, revitalizing flavor. Vegan burritos in Baltimore, you say? All day long, my friend. The burrito (and the breakfast Jack & Ginger, don’t judge just read) did the trick and put the alley cats to rest.
Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211