We're super revved-up over the most recent addition to already gastronomically sound Silver Lake, L&E Oyster Bar. It brings something completely new to the L.A. scene — a restaurant wholly embracing oysters on the half-shell. Intimate and cozy, not too pricey, and churning out delicious food and vino, it has fast become our must-visit spot for a plate of fresh shellfish and glass(es) of crisp Albariño. Lacking hipster pretension and created by the guys behind Bar Covell, this is a great spot for noshing with pals or casual date dining. Just don't dash without ordering the "Daily Dozen," a selection of the best oyster offerings — although…you wouldn't be wrong to order the Blackened Catfish or the Cajun Shrimp Pie, either.
For this culinary underwater adventure, we recommend embracing that not-spring-but-not-yet summer vibe with a playful palette, lighter fabrics, and since you're on the Eastside, some experimental trends. Why not find inspiration in Raquel Allegra's dip-dyed blazer and a sick shark-tooth necklace that transcends seasons? Throw your tresses into a messy top knot, sweep on some colorful liner or tangerine nails — et voilà! — you've perfected the Silver Lake-meets-seaside vibe.
L&E Oyster Bar, 1637 Silver Lake Boulevard (near Effie Street); 323-660-2255.
From left: Raquel Allegra Tie Dye Silk-Linen Jacket, $785, available at Rachel Allerga; Otte Signature Tank in Lipstick Red, $125, available at Otte; Annie Hammer Shark Necklace, $300, available at Max & Chloe; Zara Basic Sandal, $49.90, available at Zara; Topshop Rib Panel Knicker, $40, available at Topshop; Kotour Espey Gold Burma Leather Clutch, $450, available at Shirise.
Photographed by Ellen Rehak