No, I'm not back in Germany. This is the Red Lion, a little German restaurant that is a couple blocks from where I used to live in Silverlake. Oddly enough, when I lived there, I rarely thought of going there. But I went Sunday with my friend Kevin from New Orleans. It was my first trip there since my trips to Germany the last few years, so it was interesting to have that perspective now. Though it calls itself one, it isn't a real beer garden, but its still a fun place. The beer selection is not wide, but not bad - only two weisbiers; and the food is decent as well. But the fun of the Red Lion is the atmosphere, which certainly feels like another world, particularly given that you're in the middle of a hipster neighborhood in LA. The ingredients are all there. Just add some friends and you've got a good time.