The Black Cat in Silver Lake is the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure date spot. You can either sit in the back and enjoy a full ricotta gnocchi dinner while enthralled in a conversation about how humans will eventually neoevolve themselves into a new species, or quickly escape from the bar after one drink when they say that their favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard. Either way, it’ll be a good time, and you’ll obviously be going next door to Pine and Crane after.
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Spoke Bicycle Cafe
Spoke Bicycle Cafe is an outdoor cafe and bike rental shop in Frogtown that you’ll want to visit even if you have no plans to ride a bike today.
Spoon & Pork
Spoon & Pork is a former food truck turned casual Filipino comfort food spot in Silver Lake that’s preparing pork belly all kinds of excellent ways.
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Tokyo Hamburg is a rowdy Japanese restaurant in Koreatown that feels like a party from the moment you walk in.
Village Tavern’s not fine dining but if you pick your dish right, you can still have a good time. And even if you pick your food wrong, this place is just too damn likeable for you to get <i>too</i> upset.
Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
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Mh Zh is a Mediterranean spot in Sunset Junction and home to some of the prettiest (and most delicious) food you’ll find on the Eastside.
Freedman’s is a fantastic comfort food spot in Silver Lake that’s good for everything from a first date to a life-saving reuben with your roommate.
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