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Broome Street General Store In Silver Lake

If you’re not careful, you could cruise right by Broome Street General Store in Silver Lake, but that would be a major mistake. This sweet little bungalow on Rowena (the former home of Freight and Zanzabelle) just opened at the beginning of the month and it’s drawing the neighborhood crowd to it’s 30-seat patio and store for a cup of coffee, treats, housewares, and more. It’s easily walkable from the Reservoir path and the surrounding neighborhood, making it the perfect spot to pick up a meal to-go or to unwind on the patio…

The Bar at Cliff’s

Cliff’s Edge Restaurant in Silver Lake has long been known as a romantic dinner date or brunch spot, thanks to the outdoor terraces and views. But there has never been much of a reason to head inside the dining room–until now. The interior has been completely transformed into the new Bar at Cliff’s by owners Dana Hollister and Keith Greco.

1307 N Avenue 54 In Highland Park

This new listing from Better Shelter is a new construction modern cottage, located in the heart of Highland Park, just steps from York corridor’s shopping and restaurants. The charming 1,132 square foot home is all about the details, with beautiful hardwood floors, open living/dining space, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and vintage chandeliers.

99 Essential LA Restaurants

Have you checked out Jonathan Gold’s 99 Essential Restaurants from his column A Movable Beast in ‘L.A. Weekly’?

Food+Lab In Silver Lake

Rob is always saying that he wishes there were more places in Silver Lake to grab a good sandwich, and I’ve been hoping a place similar to M Café or Joan’s on Third would open over here. This week we both got our wish when Food+Lab open on West Sunset. It has lots of great sandwich offerings plus salads, breakfast options, coffee, and more.

Interview With Celebrity Stylist Denis De Souza

I recently interviewed celebrity hairstylist Denis De Souza over on Hair On The Brain. Denis is the hair color whiz behind Rachel Bilson’s gorgeous brunette locks. He can be found expertly painting on high and lowlights at Andy LeCompte Salon in West Hollywood. Denis was kind enough to answer some Take Sunset questions about his transition from native Brazil to Los Angeles, his favorite LA hot spots, and more. Check it out!

Interview With Kelly Lamb

A while back I wrote about artist/designer Kelly Lamb’s beautiful geo-birdhouses, planters, and terrariums. Kelly has also designed interiors for Malo restaurant in Silver Lake, the Echo nightclub in Echo Park, and she’s designed and produced artist’s campaigns with corporations like Salvatore Ferragamo and Coke. And she also renovates old homes. After reading up on Kelly, I just had to bug her for an interview. And, awesomely, she complied.

Barbrix In Silver Lake

Since Barbrix opened in spring of 2009, it has been a favorite of Silver Lake residents and beyond. The simple, Mediterranean-inspired menu seems to be exactly what I’m always in the mood for. And Los Angeles Magazine recently named Barbrix one of the city’s ten “best new restaurants”…

LAMILL Coffee Boutique

LAMILL Coffee Boutique in Silver Lake has the potential to ruin you for life. You know those people that take a tentative sip of restaurant coffee, grimace, and wax poetic about the importance of the correct beans? Or Syphon brew vs. French press? After a few trips to LAMILL, you could become one of those people…

Forage in Silver Lake

On a recent visit to the newly opened Forage in Silver Lake, I was expecting some great things for the little restaurant I’d been hearing so much about. What I discovered was…