Behind the Scenes at Black Rabbit Rose and Crying Tiger in Hollywood

Crispy rice saladCrispy rice saladCrispy rice saladCrispy rice saladCrispy rice saladCrispy rice saladInterior of Black Rabbit RoseCrispy rice saladJade noodlesCrispy rice saladThe Siamese Twin cocktailCrispy rice saladBeef nam tok baoCrispy rice saladTap handlesCrispy rice saladBeef jerkyCrispy rice saladChefs Fern Kaewtathip and Noree PlaCrispy rice saladTamarind orange chickenCrispy rice saladThe lobby of Black Rabbit RoseCrispy rice saladShu mai dumplingsCrispy rice saladDecorative antique sconceCrispy rice saladZoltar’s handCrispy rice salad

Where else in the world but Hollywood would someone dip in for a plate of sweet nam tok “waterfall beef” bao bursting with fish sauce, enjoy a burlesque magic cabaret show, sip on the booziest possible rendition of a Thai iced tea, and get a tarot card reading while waiting for the restroom? And where else might you be politely denied all of this Hollywoodness at the door because your snapback violates the dress code? As is obvious to those of us who've had the privilege of getting faded within the vicinity of Thai Town and subsequently had an epiphany over fried noodles at 3 a.m., Thai food is the official cuisine of Hollywood. After a long night in this part of town, a craving for pad kee mao kicks in like clockwork. While there are numerous late-night options generous enough to stay open past last call to feed us when we're at our worst, Black Rabbit Rose is the first of its kind. That's because Thai food is the headliner of the night, not just something to eat after drinking. Read our full review.

Photos by Anne Fishbein

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.