My assignments for Zagat and Eater LA have led me to interesting nooks and crannies all over the city (a speak-easy in the back of a French Dip shop and a Silver Lake BBQ joint with taxidermied squirrels come to mind), but only every now and then do I stick around for a meal. At Barbrix the menu was too appealing to turn down. First off, there were deviled eggs on the menu, and my camera assistant for the day (aka zee boyfriend) is obsessed with deviled eggs. My aunt served them at an Easter Brunch he missed, and he lamented it for the rest of the week. Now was the moment of his redemption. Also, charcuterie plates! Cheese! Schneider and Sohn Edel Weisse Beer! I had made my reservation before seeing the place, expecting it to be the typical mix of cozy/quirky/cool that Silver Lake has to offer. Though all of these aspects were at play here, the space mixed Spanish Colonial touches with modern minimalism, creating an open space that was both warm and unobtrusive. Plus, who doesn't love a chartreuse bar?
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