Our Ventura Blvd - Our Ventura Blvd August 2017

A Speakeasy for Sushi

Phillip Frankland Lee has turned the old formula inside out, hiding an inventive sushi counter behind a secret door in his Encino bar, Woodley Proper.

Phillip Frankland Lee has turned the old formula inside out, hiding an inventive sushi counter behind a secret door in his Encino bar, Woodley Proper.

Hole Foods

The origins of the donut may be widely disputed, but one thing’s for sure—they’ve been loved for generations. Here we poll four, sugar-lovin’ first graders to choose the Valley’s most decadent, delightful donut.

The origins of the donut may be widely disputed, but one thing’s for sure—they’ve been loved for generations. Here we poll four, sugar-lovin’ first graders to choose the Valley’s most decadent, delightful donut.

Greatness by the Glass

It is not what is on the menu at Augustine, but what’s on the chalkboard, as the Sherman Oaks wine bar becomes the most exciting place to drink vintage wine in LA.

It is not what is on the menu at Augustine, but what’s on the chalkboard, as the Sherman Oaks wine bar becomes the most exciting place to drink vintage wine in LA.

Gourmand’s Delight

Gourmet goods like truffle caviar, smoked meats and aged cheeses have foodies trekking to an off-the-beaten-path NoHo corridor and stuffing shopping bags like there’s no tomorrow.

Gourmet goods like truffle caviar, smoked meats and aged cheeses have foodies trekking to an off-the-beaten-path NoHo corridor and stuffing shopping bags like there’s no tomorrow.

Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop

Anthony Jacquet & Lea Newton

16350 Ventura Blvd., Unit F, Encino  |  818-616-3838  |  claudinela.com Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop is a modern California café serving a menu representing the food that the owners grew up eating in Los Angeles. Claudine caters to the local breakfast, lunch and dinner crowds and serves a weekend brunch menu that has become popular in the Valley. Chefs and partners…

The Sherman

Sherman Oaks

bar; Ventura Blvd magazine; the sherman LA; profile14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks  |  818-485-2200  |  theShermanLA.com   |  AtticattheSherman.com A staple of the thriving Ventura Boulevard foodie scene, the Sherman offers fresh American cuisine with a focus on creative and flavor-forward dishes. The restaurant, owned by Valley locals Theo Mavro and Phil Felton, boasts top-notch service, a warm and welcoming atmosphere,…

Vitello’s Restaurant

Brad Roen, Managing Partner

4349 Tujunga Ave. Studio City  |  818-769-0905  |  vitellosrestaurant.com Since 1964 Vitello’s Restaurant has been a fixture in Studio City’s Tujunga Village. Local Realtor Matt Epstein bought the eatery to preserve its history and classic brick building, which underwent a major remodel six years ago. Co-owner Brad Roen joined the team in 2010, bringing three decades of experience working in…

Le Sanglier French Restaurant

Michael Khalatian, Owner/Manager

5522 Crebs Avenue Tarzana  |  818-345-0470  |  lesanglier1.com A Valley culinary institution for more than 47 years, Le Sanglier offers classic French cuisine as well as vegetarian and health-conscious choices. The restaurant features an elegant atmosphere and a knowledgeable and attentive staff managed by new owner Michael Khalatian—a third-generation restaurateur. “I want to ensure that each guest has a memorable…

SOCA

Aaron Robins, Executive Chef/Owner

14015 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks  |  818-301-4300  |  soca-la.com Veteran L.A. restaurateur and executive chef/owner Aaron Robins, alongside general manager/partner Rory Snipes, recently opened SOCA—a globally-inspired steak and seafood restaurant. Chef Aaron, who also owns Boneyard Bistro, runs the kitchen at SOCA (short for “Sherman Oaks, CA”), showcasing numerous cuisines and styles amidst a relaxing, coastal ambience. Aaron was inspired…

Boneyard Bistro

Aaron Robins, Executive Chef/Owner

13539 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks  |  818-906-7427  |  boneyardbistro.com A veteran of the Valley’s culinary scene and a native of Encino, chef/owner Aaron Robins has been cooking professionally for more than 20 years. He attended San Diego State University and earned his culinary arts degree from California Culinary Academy. In 2005 he launched Boneyard Bistro, known for its classic BBQ…

Hyperion Public–Studio City

Studio City

(L to R): CCO John Speaks, Executive Chef Paddy Aubrey, CEO Akida Mashaka12969 Ventura Blvd. Studio City  |  818-464-3750  |  HyperionPublic.com Featuring fresh seasonal American food and drinks, Hyperion Public is two spaces in one: a comfortable dining room and a separate lounge and bar with TV screens including an additional “party pit” for special events. Co-founders Akida Mashaka, Paddy…

Te’kila Sherman Oaks

Kevin Zadoyan & Chris Muradyan, Owners

13817 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks  |  818-986-4623  |  tekilashermanoaks.com Te’kila is an upscale-casual Mexican eatery that boasts more than 300 varietals of tequila and mescal and a daily happy hour featuring made-to-order margaritas. Designed by Kris Keith of Spacecraft, the space immerses guests in an authentic Mexican cantina fitted with antique fixtures, handmade furniture and art pieces from local and…