Partners Beau Laughlin, Brett Cranston, and Jay Milliken opened their Silver Lake restaurant Kettle Black in August, following the success of newly opened nearby sister restaurant Sawyer. Executive chef Sydney C. Hunter III helms the kitchen. Originally home to the California Bank, the space seats 105 guests and features a modern take on a rustic vibe with artisanal and handmade food and cocktails. The venue prominently displays an original vault from when the building was first built in 1922. Centerpieces of the look include 17-foot ceilings, original tile, brick, and vaulted wood truss beams. Modern updates include mid-century dining chairs, hexagon marble floor tiles, custom iron and walnut chairs, banquets made with raw denim fabric, tapered legs with brass fittings, and Carrera marble table and bar tops. There’s an enormous brass back bar, a recessed front patio off of Sunset Boulevard hidden by a roll-up door, a topography-inspired art installation, 120 contemporary wood pendants hanging over the dining room, custom firewood racks, and a potted succulent installation on the patio.