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5 Foodie-Approved Silver Lake Restaurants

BY The Editors | August 19, 2016 | Feature Features

Nestled among Silver Lake's rolling hills and midcentury homes are a smattering of critically-acclaimed cafes and restaurants. From Sqirl's famous breakfast brioche to Alimento's mouth-watering Italian cuisine, these five delectable destinations will have you heading east on the regular.
Sawyer's patio is an ideal spot to grab a drink and appetizer on a gorgeous L.A. day.

1. Alimento
Zach Pollack’s rustic Italian fare is, like a magnet, pulling people to this Silver Lake spot. Regions of Italy, as well as L.A., inspire the menu, especially dishes like pigs in a blanket with housemade mortadella and spelt puff pastry ($11), and tortellini in brodo ($15), a twist on the classic soup dumpling. Make sure to order the chicken liver crostone that comes with a side of black plum mostarda and sea salt ($11). 1710 Silver Lake Blvd., L.A., 323.928.2888

2. Night + Market Song
Hot pink and orange walls and electric artwork (think vintage portraits of Cindy Crawford) provide a vivid backdrop to Chef Kris Yenbamroong’s authentic Thai street food. Dishes like the moo sadoong—grilled pork with basil, lemon grass, fish sauce and chile ($9)—and the extra-spicy crispy rice salads will have you coming back for more. 3322 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.665.5899

3. Sawyer
Brace yourself for celeb-sightings at Sawyer, the ultra hip seafoodcentric restaurant whose Instagram-friendly design and rosé laden happy hours have drawn the likes of Mandy Moore, Wilmer Valderrama and Chris Messina. The chef’s selection of oysters (from $2 each) is a must, as is the soft-shell crab sandwich served on a squid ink bun ($15). 3709 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.641.3709

4. Sqirl
Keeping it simple pays off in a big way at Sqirl, where the teeny breakfast cafe’s menu of brioche toast (from $5), brown rice bowls (from $8), seasonal fruit preserves and granola (from $6.50) is driven by what’s in season. And don’t even think of passing on the delicious G&B coffee selections. 720 N. Virgil Ave., L.A., 213.394.6526

5. Trois Familia
Proving that they still have the magic touch, chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo have another hit on their hands with this laid- back and colorful eatery serving French-Mexican mashups. The spot is a local favorite for the daily brunch, with dishes like the crispy hashbrown chilaquiles, served with cojita and salsa macho and topped with an egg ($10). 3510 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.725.7800

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