— Besha Rodell ranks the ten best restaurants in Silver Lake, with Night + Market Song and Alimento landing at the top, followed closely by L&E Oyster Bar and Pine & Crane. Apparently the lines at Silver Lake Ramen are justified, too.
— The Downtown News wonders if the Arts District can handle three vegetable-focused restaurants. Sure, it's the Arts District, and there's enough meat coming out of Bestia for everyone.
— Did you know that STK's business is like 75% business expense accounts from Monday to Thursday? [Bloomberg]
— Everyone in NYC is going crazy for chicken sandwiches this summer. Um, LA has an answer for that.
— This cronut-spam egg sandwich hybrid from DK's might be the most terrible and amazing sounding breakfast ever.
— The Churchill has a $1 oyster night every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m., so book your calendar next week. Also, Bistro 85 has $1 oysters and $3 beers tonight in Koreatown (taking over the former Vinu Wine Bar) from 5 to 10 p.m. Nothing draws diners like cheap oysters, or oysters in general.
— In an act of desperation, Pinkberry will now deliver froyo to you for a modest $4.99 fee. Remember when people lined up for the stuff in West Hollywood in the mid-aughts?
— To add to its growing arsenal of approachable plates, Petit Trois now has a spicy merguez sausage meatball sandwich with harissa yogurt. It's only available during lunch.
— Cocktail Academy is infusing a bit of creativity in Culina's program at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. While the drinks run $16, it might be the best place on that divide between West Third and Beverly Hills for cocktails. Try the Monte Carlo, with rye, benedictine, and Angostura.