Party Earth Review No tragically hip neighborhood would be complete without a tragically hip, locally sourced restaurant to go along with it. And for many in Silver Lake, that restaurant is undoubtedly the aptly named Local. Walking through... ... read full review
2943 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
M 9am–3pm, Tu–Th, Su 9am–10pm, F–Sa 9am–11pm
Silver Lake, Los Angeles –
No tragically hip neighborhood would be complete without a tragically hip, locally sourced restaurant to go along with it. And for many in Silver Lake, that restaurant is undoubtedly the aptly named Local.
Walking through the large windowed entry, patrons often notice the small but popular salad bar first, seeing as this by-the-pound buffet of self-serve goodness is packed with sweet produce worlds away from anyone’s soggy Sizzler experience.
Reformed hippies, trendy Angelenos, and eco-conscious foodies all flock to this eatery by day to enjoy breakfast and lunch dishes like brioche French toast, quinoa oatmeal, and vegan club sandwiches, or to try one of the daily specials scrawled across the chalkboards above the ordering counter.
Idyllic paintings of grazing cattle adorn the back walls of the adjoining patio, home to most of the venue’s seating, so diners can grab a place at the heavy wooden tables and watch the colorful madness of Sunset Boulevard flow by.
The venue is hardly a raucous destination, but tatted partiers heading to nearby watering holes frequently drop in to fill up on braised tongue and cauliflower couscous, topped off with a few rounds from the small selection of wine and beer – all local, of course – before heading out for the night.
Not everyone shares Local’s ethos, but regardless of one’s interest in environmentally friendly products, this local favorite offers dishes perfect for a healthy start to any day or night.
There’s full waiter service here, but it’s usually faster to just order at the counter and then have them bring your food out. And if you want a cocktail to go with your grub, head over to the Thirsty Crow saloon right next door! They’ll deliver your food right to the bar.
Silver Lake hipsters, trendy yuppies, bohos, young families with kids, healthy couples with dogs, the crunchy set, the yoga types, and pregamers hoping to offset the alcohol they are destined to consume later that night, 20s to 40s.
Ambient playlist sticks mostly to selections that will never grace any mainstream radio dial. There’s a freakish upper body of an old mannequin in the bathroom.
Full menu of organic, locally sourced (“whenever possible”) food and drinks. Dog friendly.
Snacks $5–$8, breakfast $7–$13, lunch $6–$13, dinner $11–$17, salad bar $8/pound. Beer $6, wine $8/glass or $32/bottle.
Casual: t-shirts, tattered old jeans, tattered new jeans meant to look like old jeans, standard hipster flannel garb, business wear, yoga pants, mom jeans, blouses, colorful dresses.
Whenever the tummy has written a check that only an organic meal can cash.
Thirsty Crow (2939 West Sunset Boulevard) is home to a saloon atmosphere and large assortment of craft cocktails and whiskey drinks that have helped make it a destination for bourbon lovers from all over the city.