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Visiting from PDX, Silver Lake recs

Cognac Feb 17, 2007 05:39 PM

Hi,

I am visiting from Portland, Oregon, but grew up here. I haven't been back in awhile. Good friend moved to Silver Lake area. Any recommendations for a Sun night hip, good, trendy place for us in Silver Lake to chow at or nearby?

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    gossamered Feb 17, 2007 06:46 PM

    Canele in Atwater would be a very good choice. Great food and fairly hip.
    It's one of the newest additions to the neighborhood.

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      MahiMahiFish Feb 18, 2007 08:26 AM

      The Kitchen has excellent food, a little low on the "hip" factor
      http://www.thekitchen-silverlake.com/
      Back Door Cafe for breakfast
      1710 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

      1. Bon Vivant Feb 18, 2007 09:04 AM

        For hip atmosphere and good food I would try Gingergrass on Glendale Blvd.

        http://myculinaryadventures.blogspot.com

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          carter Feb 18, 2007 09:16 AM

          Depending on the weather, Cliff's Edge on Sunset at Edge Cliff could be fun, provides good not great food, and has a great patio that represents 2/3 of all seating for the restaurant, all under a HUGE tree. Great environment, full bar, decent wines.

          1. Organ Leroy Feb 18, 2007 11:29 AM

            I second the Canele suggestion. Cliff's Edge is a great environment, but you might get sprinkled on tonight if you're outside--and outside is the only way to go at that place. Also check out Pho Cafe at Sunset and Parkman (there's no sign, but it's in the same strip mall as Rambutan Thai).

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              chowpug Feb 18, 2007 12:00 PM

              Cliff's edge has a really fun ambience- decent food, good drinks..if you can sit outside it would be a great choice.
              Malo is fun, hip trendy. Yummy chips and salsa flight.
              I like Cobras and Matadors on Hollywood- took friends from Portland here and they loved it. (I guess there was a Cobras and Matadors in the Pearl district for a brief time..)
              For drinks after dinner, you could head around the corner to Vermont (though not sure what it will be like on a Sunday- but given the holiday, may have a fun crowd..)
              Drinks at the Dresden room for classic old school Los Angeles experience..

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                silverlakebodhisattva Feb 18, 2007 03:30 PM

                Rambutan itself. Blair's. J-town (though lots of places are closed sumday...)

                1. Cognac Feb 19, 2007 08:04 AM

                  Thanks everyone! Cliff's was closed on Sun, so we went to Canele and enjoyed it. The food was good - Northwestern even in flair to some degree and wine bottles good and reasonably priced. We got lost driving and passed every restaurant recommendation on this list so all are in the back pocket of my PDX-transplant friend. Cheers!

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