As of late, my friends and I have taken a liking to East LA. Saturday night we went out for my good friend's birthday and had silly amounts of fun at Barbarella Bar in Silverlake. Regretfully, I did not bring my appetite with me but with menu items like fig bruschetta, mushroom risotto, artichoke pizza, and braised short ribs with polenta, I will definitely be going back to sample. The drinks were poured with a heavy hand and the atmosphere was perfect for a big group like ours to have plenty of space to eat and socialize. Lets just say, birthday girl Kathryn's bacon/chocolate and apple martini cupcakes topped off the night.