Friday Night in Silver Lake: Dusty’s & Thirsty Crow

Dusty's

Last Friday, I checked out Thirsty Crow, a new bar in Silver Lake (when will LA officially change it to Silverlake?). The Grilled Cheese Truck was there and I had a couple of bites from other people’s sandwiches but I am finding lately I’m increasingly becoming lactose intolerant (I still eat dairy) and rather than punishing my tummy once again, we opted to head to Dusty’s for some grub.

poutine

I’ve heard a lot about the place…for brunch. Walking in around 9:30 at night, the place had about 5 occupied tables. Reviewing the menu, my brain saw two things; poutine and fried chicken. I also saw something about it taking 80 minutes but surely in a virtually empty restaurant, it couldn’t take that long? I was told it’d take 30-45 minutes. Yikes! The restaurant was closing at 11 so I quickly ordered the seafood pasta and a side salad.

seafood pasta

The buttery sauce was incredible but I felt the scallops were cooked. At least the mussels and shrimp were good and I had leftovers which funnily enough, I ate for brunch.

Still, I longed for fried chicken. Particularly, lovely Ludo Fried Chicken.

Dusty’s Bistro

3200 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

(323) 906-1018

 

Mole Manhattan

I have heard people are starting to compare Thirsty Crow to Seven Grand which is natural since Seven Grand is a whiskey bar. However, I don’t think they’re anything alike. Sure, of course Thirsty Crow is known for bourbon but decor wise, I would say it reminds me of Tony’s Saloon more. Not that Thirsty Crow has flags all over the place but it has a rugged, less refined look compared to the hunting lodge, polished feel of Seven Grand.

mint julep

I tasted the Mint Julep which was slightly odd with powdered sugar, several of their Manhattans (each varying degrees of sweetness) and their eponymous cocktail, the Thirsty Crow. I favored the Mole Manhattan and the Thirsty Crow. Both are more savory than sweet. The Thirsty Crow would be easy drinking one summer night.

Thirsty Crow

2939 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

(323) 661-6007

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