Location: 3823 W Sunset Blvd.
Photography by: Luis Valdizon & Katrin Weber (*)
Words by: Luis Valdizon & M. L. Morris
I, along with everyone who has ever spent time in Los Angeles, could go on and on about how agonizing the traffic is and how discouraging it is to attempt to venture anywhere more than a few miles away. Often, spending a few hours somewhere can seemingly take all day. That's exactly what happened on a recent sunny Saturday. With nothing but motivation to get out and explore a new area, we braved our way to Silver Lake to see what makes it one of the most trendy and talked-about neighborhoods in L.A. It was love at first visit.
It was 3 p.m. and we hadn't eaten a single thing all day. Luckily, we stumbled across Forage, a highly-praised eatery treasured for its community-cultivating, no-compromise-on-quality approach to business. They strictly work with ingredients that are sourced from local farmers, friends and neighbors that all share the same passion for delivering all-natural, delicious food. This results in an extremely appetizing menu, much of which is laid out on display behind the counter. On our first visit, Matt sampled the Grass Fed Beef Burger and Potatoes with Rajas and Crema Mexicana side, Katrin had the Avocado sandwich and I had the Short Rib Bowl. "The owners are Korean, the Short Rib Bowl is our specialty," responded the gentleman at service regarding my question about his preference between that and the Pork Shoulder. What a specialty it was. Everything about it was outstanding, especially the homemade cucumber kimchi, which was the perfect balance of tart, spicy and sweet. We left satisfied and ready to see more of what Silver Lake had to offer.