Ah, Silver Lake. Home of hipsters, celebrities and -- not very many good restaurants. Or, more accurately, a whole lot of pretty bad restaurants. But while Silver Lake hasn't had the food boom you might expect, given the price of housing in the neighborhood (seriously, a tiny Spanish bungalow with a ... More >>
In the L.A. dining scene, it's no magic trick. It's casual.
In today's feature food story, local journalist Laurie Winer considers whether we've come to the end of the era of white tablecloth dining here in Los Angeles. Because although this may not be a permanent condition, things have decidedly changed since the pre-Recession days: when the Michelin Guide ... More >>
Speranza is a little known Silver Lake treasure named not for Oscar Wilde's scribbler mother (whose pen name was Esperanza), but for a Milan restaurant loved by Jens Hommert, the German-born architect who, along with his Vietnamese partner Hieu Dam, owns the place. Speranza passes for a no-account d ... More >>
For all of the tens of you out there wondering who is the skinny guy at the Saturday Silver Lake farmer's market selling all those gorgeous planting herbs (3 for 5$!) we have the answer. His name is Brandon Dimperio, he is 27 years of age and he has worked in the kitchens of Bastide and Patina. He f ... More >>
Hope among the ghosts