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There's a new brunch destination: K2 in Silver Lake

October 11, 2010 |  8:47 am


Louisiana hot sauce and a large cardboard container of sea salt sit on every table at Silver Lake's new Cajun-influenced restaurant K2. Owned by Alfredo Diaz, the restaurant serves as a second establishment of Diaz's popular Kokomo Café, which recently moved from its longtime spot at the Original Farmers Market to the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Martel Avenue.

Like its predecessor, K2 traffics in fresh, healthful, modern American food with a dash of bayou spice. The house specialty is catfish and eggs, which at first glance seems like an odd pairing. But it's actually quite nice, largely because the farm-raised catfish used at K2 is coated in a light, flavorful mixture of cornmeal and cayenne pepper and crisped in a manner that leaves no trace of grease. Read more in this week's Early Bird look at K2.

Photo: Catfish and eggs with potatoes at K2. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)