Same-Same, but Different Thai Food

Longtime Rambutan Thai in Sliver Lake recently received a three week nip and tick transformation. Gone is the gold ceiling, and peachy colored walls. Instead of a small bar in the back, an additional long bar was added in the front and lined with wine bottles. The newly painted black ceiling offers an illusion of…

Loving LAMILL Coffee Boutique

My daughter and I enjoyed a lunch at this trendy Silver Lake coffee boutique earlier this month. While the coffee scene continues to explode in California, LAMILL Coffee is one of the only coffee roasting companies in Southern California that serves premium locally roasted coffee and tea at its own restaurant. We walked in and…

El Cid: Dinner Theater Reborn on Sunset

In the 1960s, El Cid, a popular dinner-theatre venue, opened on Sunset Boulevard.  The Spanish-style tavern was housed in a 1905 structure, originally built by film director, D.W. Griffith, where he debuted his epic film “The Birth of a Nation”. In its early years, El Cid was a frequent hangout for Hollywood celebs, including Marlon…

NAYA – Innovative Indian Cuisine

 During the high winds last week, it was a relief to visit NAYA in Silver Lake to get out of the harsh elements. For those of you who remember the Indian restaurant Tantra Sunset, it’s closed. In its space is a newly transformed Indian restaurant, brilliantly designed by Spacecraft. The interiors are worth a visit…