The Quick Pitch: Silver Lake, which in 2013 still punches far under its weight dining-wise — considering its real estate prices and residents’ baseline foodie sensibilities — recently saw the opening of this casually confident, slyly sophisticated gastro pub along its namesake Eastside corridor. Avocado fries are panko-crusted and accompanied by a lime cilantro aioli. Deviled eggs are filled with spiced goat cheese. Chicken wings come complete with Thai chili heat. Perfectly grilled Niman Ranch pork arrives amidst a honey jus. And, yes, there’s a slew of fancified mac-and-cheese options.
The Insider’s Dish: It’s quietly become a bit of an industry scene. Recent visitors have included Morena Baccarin, Rob Corddry, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Matthew Perry.
The Must-Order Item: A shredded-chicken-strewn order of the zingy, cheesy Oh My Goodness Dip (a distant cousin of Tex-Mex queso), served with house-made chips.
The Industry Neighbor: Shonda Rhimes’ shingle ShondaLand.
2538 Hyperion Ave., L.A., 323.761.6440, hyperionpublic.com