Storefront Report: New replacement emerges for Silver Lake’s Backdoor Bakery space

Former home of Silver Lake’s Backdoor Bakery.

It has been about six years now that Silver Lake’s Backdoor Bakery closed and eventually reopened in Sunland.   Meanwhile, the owners of a new restaurant called Bleu Sage began remodeling the old Backdoor Bakery and applied for a beer and wine license. But Bleu Sage never opened even as the stretch of Silver Lake Boulevard emerged as a short but popular strip of restaurants and shops.  Now,  it looks like a new restaurant called Alimento  is preparing to join the crowd in the Backdoor Bakery space.

The owner of Alimento  has applied to takeover the Bleu Sage alcohol license at the Silver Lake location, according to online records at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  Those same records name Zachary Pollack as the managing officer of company that owns the new restaurant. Is the same  Zach Pollack who is one of the two chefs behind Sotto, the Pico-Robertson area restaurant known for its gourmet spin on southern Italian cuisine?  The Eastsider has contacted Pollack for comment. Stay tuned.

Alimento would join a cluster of other restaurants, including LA Mill and L&E Oyster Bar, that have opened in recent years near the intersection of Silver Lake Boulevard and Effie Street.

*Update: Zach Pollack of Sotto confirms that he is opening the restaurant but can’t say more at the moment.  “As a resident of Silver Lake myself, I’m looking forward to bringing a new restaurant to the neighborhood,” he said via email.


  1. Is that Little Orphan Annie in the photo???

  2. It is about time something opened in that space. It seems such a waste not to have some good restaurant or cafe there.

  3. Can we PLEASE just have Netty’s back? I mean COME ON now – wtf??

  4. Still miss the Backdoor Bakery. It seems longer than six years since they left the storefront. Any news on the property next door that used to be Netty’s and Reservoir?

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