Mitra - Owner and Curator: Blood is the New Black - Silverlake, CA
The place I always eat:
Cliff’s Edge - I end up here every time I have an excuse to celebrate something. Plus their bar/barn is now open until 2 am if you’re celebrating extra hard.
Where to stay for the night:
Rent a mid-century modern adjacent to the Reservoir, there are no hotels worth a visit in the city.
The one place I take everyone:
Mohawk General Store - My friends Kevin and Bo Carney’s shop. They carry everything you should own, from Comme Des Garcons wallets to Generic Man shoes and Levi’s Vintage denim. Plus they share the space with Amsterdam Modern, which sells amazing mid-century modern furniture pieces for you home.
Best local product you should try:
Lamill’s Orange Infused Cappuccino
The 2nd best kept secret:
1642. Not quite in Silverlake, but close enough to count. A wine and beer bar for those of us who need a bit of breathing room. Expect a visit from a stray cat or two.