Kettle Black

Pizza, Pasta and a Petit Trois Vet in Silver Lake

Vermouth, Wood-Fired Pizza and a Two-Headed Happy Hour

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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You need to meet Sawyer’s sister. She just moved in next door.

And has impeccable taste in wine.

And really knows how to wood-fire some Bolognese.

So without further ado, here’s Kettle Black, a charming new Italian situation bursting with amaro, handmade pastas and wood-fired meats, now open in Silver Lake. Please, have a slideshow and a menu.

This comes from the same crew behind Sawyer next door. They’ve converted this old Sunset Boulevard bank into a charming haven for you to orchestrate your next date night under 120 dangling lightbulbs and a wall mural of native plants. Just how you like it.

Start off by drinking things at the towering satin brass bar. Maybe you’ll have a Mozza alum suggest some wine or proprietary vermouth. Or order a cocktail designed by a Roger Room heavy. That’s all personal.

Dinner will be enjoyed on the front patio. Or at the small counter abutting the open kitchen, where a former Petit Trois chef will make your meatball-and-sausage-covered pizzas and garganelli Bolognese in a wood-fired oven.

Or come by casually for a beer and a meatball sandwich at happy hour. It’s two hours every afternoon. And three late-night hours every Sunday through Wednesday.

It’s almost like it’s never not happy hour.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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