Welcoming visitors to Main Street, Huntington Beach in the heart of downtown “Surf City USA” is BLK Earth Sea and Spirits boasting a stunning view of historic Huntington Beach Pier high above the sparkling Pacific and wide expanse of golden sand at the heart of Southern California’s surf culture and lifestyle brands.
BLK features contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on grilled certified Kobe and Wagyu steaks, poultry and seafood with what I found surprising – a trio of well prepared and especially flavorful fresh salads. The lightly dressed Caeser Salad of tender baby romaine, bright tiny heirlooms and sprinkled with bread crumbs far exceeded your average chopped Caesar with hard croutons. Kale Salad, tender greens yet colorful and crunchy with pops of sweet mango and punch of carrot and sunflower seeds was pleasantly simple and bursting with bright tropical flavor.
The best Kale Salad I’ve had in a long time – colorful and crunchy, the mango makes it!
Why dwell on salads from a steak and seafood place? Besides craving a crunchy mound of greens on a regular basis, I know we’ll all be ratcheting up our salad intake in January, and it’s always helpful to know where the best ones can be had!
Before that happens though, let me share BLK’s New Years Eve plans with you. Especially on New Year’s Eve, we like to stay local and we’re lucky to be within walking distance of the myriad downtown Huntington Beach restaurants, bars and shopping. BLK has a casually sophisticated evening in mind and the dinner with champagne is bound to be delicious.
A Wedge Salad never fails to draw you in – not the best choice if you’re looking for low calorie, low fat, or low sodium – but perfect for when you feel like splurging.
BLK Earth Sea Spirits is open for lunch and even has an Express Lunch menu if you’re carving a little personal time at the beach to break up your work day. They also offer Sunday Brunch and an extensive wine list and selection of craft cocktails whenever you dine. A variety of beer, including a few from local breweries, is also available. Of special note is the Sunday afternoon Weekend Wind Down, with half price appetizers and desserts and live music from 4 to 7 pm.
Any day at the beach is a great day!
300 Pacific Coast Highway (at Main Street)
Suite 202 (upstairs)
Huntington Beach, CA 92648