There are a lot of reasons why RSG is a great place to work. The camaraderie in the office, the stimulating environment in which you always learn something new, the opportunity to help develop our communities into better places. Without a doubt though, one of the highlights of coming to work is…lunchtime!
We are so fortunate to have a variety of incredible restaurants within walking distance of our downtown Santa Ana building. It takes an average of about four phone calls before you can get through to Crave, the unbelievably popular restaurant across the street, to place your pick-up order for their famed kale salad. Around the corner, Izalco Restaurant serves authentic Salvadorian food, including delicious pupusas, in a beautiful space that’s reminiscent of a beautiful Latin American home. This week, I had the best burger I’ve had in a long while at Chapter One, a gastropub about a two-minute walk from us. I could go on and on, but instead, I want to turn your attention to Boldo Bol.
Boldo Bol is a new earth-to-table restaurant that opened this past summer about three blocks down the street from our office, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The décor is simplistically charming, with photos of fresh produce on the wall in white frames and a wooden swinging café door in the shape of an oversized turnip. Their menu primarily consists of what they call “Bols”, which are combinations of fresh vegetables, meat, rice, and sauce served in an eco-friendly bowl. I’m not one who is ordinarily enthusiastic about a meal so heavily dependent on vegetables, but everything is so fresh that it’s just exceptionally tasty. In my opinion, the wholesomeness of the food is an awesome bonus.
It’s refreshing to see the beginnings of another restaurant with a laser focus on health, flavor, sustainability and community involvement. I wish Boldo Bol the greatest success and hope that more and more restaurants like this continue to pop up throughout the country in a diversity of neighborhoods.
For now, welcome to our neighborhood, Boldo Bol!
Written by Dominique Clark who is an Analyst at RSG