A2 Rating Scale (out of 5):
WHAT: Knuckle & Claw
WHERE: Silverlake…on Sunset but not quite at that fab Junction
WHEN: 11AM-10PM daily (and ’til 11PM on the weekend)
WHAT TO ORDER: If you’re popping your Knuckle & Claw cherry which was the case for us, I would hands down recommend the Maine Event ($40). It comes with a mini lobster roll, a mini blue crab roll, a mini shrimp roll, chips or honey dijon slaw (they were out of the slaw so we defaulted to the chips), and a drink. Soooo you basically get to try a little of everything…just make sure you (+ whoever you’re with) are supes comfortable which each other and neither of you are those weird germophobes since you’ll be swapping bites on the mini roll deliciousness. We also clearly had to splurge on some dranks (wine all around — predictable, I know), but there’s just something that brings on those chill vibes as you’re sipping your sauv. blanc and swapping rolls, pretending you’re in Nantucket or somewhere fancy.
WHAT TO SKIP: We obvi had to also give the chowdah a try (some would call us fat – I would say we’re just educating ourselves) and since they were out of the Chipotle Corn chowder ($8), we opted for the New England clam chowder ($9). While it was good, after the rolls and the drinks we were too full and couldn’t eat more than a bite each of the chowdah (I just like saying that word); that shit is rich (and not in the good way like the man I’m looking for).
WHAT TO KNOW: While K&C is super cute, it’s also very small. It was the perfect lunch spot but not sure I’d be into chowing down on rolls before a crazy night out.
WHO TO BRING: Unless you’ve been with your significant other for a while, probably would not recommend this spot for a date…unless you’re looking for an EXTREMELY low-key casual vibe or your chic/dude has been talking about being nostalgic about their last vaca to Connecticut. I WOULD highly recommend bringing your friends or fam but limit to a group of 4 max since the space is a small one.
WHERE TO SIT: There are a few tables outside in the front of the restaurant (but then you really feel like you’re sitting on the street), a few bar counter stools inside (which is cute but prob a little distracting from having a convo since you’re more likely to chat away with the people working there), or my personal fav and where we opted to sit, the patio out back with a trellis and a few tables — which they somehow really managed to make you feel like you’re in a little haven and not sitting in a random parking lot off Sunset blvd.
WHAT TO WEAR: Honestly, depending on who you’re with, you can show up in lulu’s or jeans. Just keep in mind you’re in Silverlake and probably mid-day so keep the heels non-existant and the fabrics loose and comfy.
WHO YOU’LL SEE: Just chill people trying to enjoy some good food – and hipsters.
EDDR LIFE LESSON: Sometimes it’s not the location but the company — a good chef is a good chef and can make you feel like you’re anywhere with one bite.
A2 FINAL THOUGHT: While I don’t typically crave lobster rolls as much as I probably should, the next time I do, I will definitely be taking that craving East to get filled. Chill vibe, chiller crew, good food. I’m in.
starting to plan my trip to Nantucket,
Knuckle & Claw ↔ 3112 W. Sunset Blvd, LA, CA 90026 ↔ 323-407-6142