Saturday, December 16, 2006

RIP: Netty's

Netty's restaurant is now part of Silver Lake history, closing its
doors on December 16, 2006.

This treasured eatery was founded in 1987, before Silver Lake was a
hip happening place. Netty and her former partner Luis Moreno
followed their dream to serve interesting comfort food in a gracious
but casual California patio setting. Stopping by for the Blackened
Chicken sandwich with the creamy cucumber salad on the side, or the
Drunken Shrimp became a part of local life. What comes next? After a
breather, Netty will begin renovation of an old market in Joshua Tree
and in a few years open it as Sun Fair Market and Cafe. Supporting
sustainable agriculture will be the focus. For those of us who can't imagine life without her delicious eggplant sandwich, she is also planning a
cookbook of Netty's memorable dishes so fans can continue to savor
these good eats at home. Netty says Silver Lake will be left in good
hands with Chefs Gloria Felix and Elizabeth Belkind when they open
their own restaurant, Reservoir, in the spring, where Netty's used to