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


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.


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