Exciting new Silver Lake gastropub from Spotted Pig alum (and L.A. native) Eric Park. Try the pork belly tacos, chicken livers with chicken cracklin', lamb burger, and mussels with smoky bacon. It's all good.
Location: 2852 W. Sunset Blvd. (at Parkman Avenue), Silver Lake, (323) 953-2820, http://www.blackhogg.com
Prices: Oysters, $3 each; dishes, $4 to $21; desserts, $8. Beer and wine license in progress.