Shopper & Diner: Frogtown & Silver Lake spots make Gayot’s Best 25 restaurant list; WiFi and coffee


Sawyer and by CLOE  in Silver Lake and Salazar in Frogtown made Gayot’s list of the “Best 25 Restaurants in Los Angeles to Eat Right Now.” Sawyer serves up small plates and seafood; by CLOE in 365 by Whole Foods features vegan fare, and Salazar’s “stellar tacos” have taken the taco world by storm. Sawyer is located in the 3700 block of Sunset Boulevard; by CHLOE. is located in the 2500 block of Glendale Boulevard; Salazar is located in the 2400 block of Sunset Boulevard.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • Free Coffee Monday: Semi-Tropic in Echo Park will be offering free coffee this Monday, Labor Day, while supplies last.
  • The upcoming Botanica in Silver Lake is down to the studs, Eater LA reports. Expected to open sometime in 2017, Botanica is a multi-faceted spot that serves as both a food publication and a restaurant that the owner said will be inspired by the likes Chez Panisse, Bar Tartine and Gjusta, The Eastsider reported in June. Botanica is located in the 1600 block of Sunset Boulevard.
  • Looking for free wi-fi on The Eastside? Search no further than Eightfold Coffee, The Semi Tropic, La Mascota Bakery and Café Vita, according to Eater LA. Echo Park-based coffee shop Eightfold Coffee is located in the 1200 block of Sunset Boulevard and The Semi Tropic is located in the 1400 block of Glendale Boulevard. Boyle Heights’ La Mascota Bakery is located in the 2700 block of Whittier Boulevard. Silver Lake’s Café Vita is located in the 4400 block of W. Sunset Boulevard.

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999.

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