Our Ventura Blvd - Our Ventura Blvd July 2017

Save Marv’s Deli

Brisket is just one reason to visit Marv’s Deli. [Joshua Lurie]As Erik Greenberg Anjou’s documentary Deli Man notes, Jewish delis have dwindled in popularity over the past century. Locally we’ve seen numerous delis close: Jerry’s in Beverly Hills and Solley’s here in the Valley. We’re sad to report that Marv’s Delicatessen, a Valley Village institution since 1954, may also become…

New Food Hub in Sherman Oaks

Most of us have been waiting to see what pops up in the plaza on Van Nuys Boulevard that used to house the longtime deli Solley’s. Now we have a glimpse. The retooled L-shaped strip has reemerged as the Sherman Oaks Collection—a mix of restaurants and shops that will start to roll out this summer. Wild & Free—a fast-casual chicken…

Game of Cones

Game of Thrones is one of the most ruthless, exhilarating shows on TV, and to honor its return to HBO, mega-fans Adrienne Borlongan and Wanderlust Creamery business partner JP Lopez created seven flavors inspired by the show’s distinct geography. Thankfully, unlike on Thrones where many roads lead to oblivion, everybody wins with “Game of Cones” ice creams and sorbets available until through…

Weekend Crab Boils at LeePlex

Fire most of the menu for Frankland’s Crab & Co. weekend boil. [Jakob Layman]We might as well start calling Encino Place the LeePlex considering Phillip Frankland Lee and pastry chef/wife Margarita Kallas-Lee now run four different concepts on the shopping center’s second floor. Since they’ve run out of room, their only option now is to add special menu items/events like…

Urban Eats

Silver Lake has long been known for its hip reputation, but now the urban nexus is at the forefront of a growth surge in trendy, food-forward eateries. Here is a starter kit to kick off a culinary expedition by day or night.

Silver Lake has long been known for its hip reputation, but now the urban nexus is at the forefront of a growth surge in trendy, food-forward eateries. Here is a starter kit to kick off a culinary expedition by day or night.

dineL.A. in the Valley

Considering dineL.A. lassoed more than 300 restaurants to serve special menus for lunch and dinner July 14 to 28, we’re left with a lot of menus to scour. Fear not. We’ve clicked and clicked and clicked their website to save you the trouble. Learn about the single best dining option in each neighborhood that The Sauce covers, and the dishes I’d…

Sushi Secret Is Out

Albacore gets treated with plenty of TLC at Sushi Bar. [Joshua Lurie]Dining at Phillip Frankland Lee’s new Encino sushi bar is a new experience—from the get-go. A dapper maître d’ named Chris greeted us in front of a huge sliding wood door. He handed us each a tile with our names written in chalk, had us place it beneath a…

Go Greek at The Village

Sometimes “plain” yogurt tastes best. [Joshua Lurie]Frozen yogurt has seen many peaks and valleys since the ’80s. The San Fernando Valley fro-yo scene remains strong thanks to booming businesses like Yogurtland, Menchie’s and beloved indie Humphrey Yogart. In The Village at Topanga, Go Greek Yogurt is betting on a tangy, less sweet style of yogurt that companies like Chobani helped…

Bali BBQ at the Bistro

Chicken gado gado is one Indonesian dish that made the cut. [Boneyard Bistro]BBQ culture exists all over the globe, and Boneyard Bistro chef-owner Aaron Robins sets out to showcase some of the more interesting iterations with his “World BBQ Tour” at the eatery. The event convenes once per quarter and has already educated diners on traditions from places like South…

Mexican-Japanese Mash-Up

Tío Francisco stars popcorn shrimp, spicy tuna and yuzu guacamole. [Joshua Lurie]Mexican-influenced sushi might seem far-fetched, though the mash-up has gained traction in states like Sinaloa and Sonora. For the most part, the trend has proliferated in South L.A. Now the trend comes to Valley Glen with Mexsake—a sprawling “sushi bar with Mexican flair.” Skip Sushi Rolls de Clásico (classic…

Hotel Eatery Makeover

Locals frequently take hotel restaurants for granted, leaving these dining options near airports, tourist attractions and shopping malls to business travelers and tourists. However, you don’t always have to leave these restaurants hidden in plain sight. As part of a multimillion dollar renovation, Warner Center Marriott replaced Breeze An American Grill with Asado Urban Grill—an airy restaurant with a dramatic…

Summer Greenery

Pantone’s fresh and inviting 2017 Color of the Year adds seasonal zest to the home.

Pantone’s fresh and inviting 2017 Color of the Year adds seasonal zest to the home.

Comeback Kid

After closing for two years, a Sherman Oaks stalwart returns with a vengeance.

After closing for two years, a Sherman Oaks stalwart returns with a vengeance.

Pet Project

By day, they’re veterinarians. By night, two Valley women trade their hospital whites for chef whites to whip up some of the tastiest ice cream on the Boulevard.

By day, they’re veterinarians. By night, two Valley women trade their hospital whites for chef whites to whip up some of the tastiest ice cream on the Boulevard.

Launch Pad

Written by Linda Grasso | Photographed by Jessica Sterling

Landscape designer Jon Goldstein has spent most of his adult life making a name for himself as the mastermind of fantasy gardens for posh hotels and celebrity estates. But a sustainable home he built in the hills of Studio City could change that.

Controlled Chaos

True Religion jeans co-founder Kym Gold offers 5 tips for maintaining order in the closet.

True Religion jeans co-founder Kym Gold offers 5 tips for maintaining order in the closet.

In the Dog House

The ultimate in pet shelter

  Written by Darren Elms “Mies van der Rohe once said, ‘I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good,’” shares Alejandro Pijuan, who works as an associate senior designer at LA-based architecture firm Johnson Fain. While he says his job allows him to expand knowledge of his craft, he desired an outlet where he could experiment with…

Anything But Sub Par!

Mamma Mia! is a fully loaded sub. [Joshua Lurie]Dan’s Super Subs is a classic Woodland Hills that serves some of L.A.’s best deli sandwiches. The space is pretty simple, with a few sidewalk tables, dining room with black-and-white checked tables, and signed photos from celebs. But the place is most notable for its food. Let’s begin with their menu, which is downright…

Burbank Café Overflows with Concepts

Tropical paradise Belgian waffle helps anchor breakfast. [Red Maple Cafe]Brian Veskosky and Jim Orozco recently introduced Red Maple Cafe, Gelato & Coffee Bar on the same Burbank block as Cascabel Taco Shop, packing multiple concepts into two spaces that bracket a juice bar. On the corner, you’ll find a gelato and coffee bar. A larger building with a big, umbrella-shaded…

Serious Sushi That’s No Act

Sushi lunch features four different types of fish. [Joshua Lurie]Chef Kenji Nakamura is putting his 19 years of experience as a sushi chef to good use at Sushi Nakamura. The restaurant is located at the spot that used to house 4 on 6, where Kenji also worked. The retooled space no longer houses a slanted bar that would allow miso soup to slowly slide…

Maison Rose Interiors 

Rose Schneider

Photographed by Jessica Isaac 16042 Valley Meadow Pl., Encino  |  310-405-1002  |  rose@maisonroseinteriors.com maisonroseinteriors.com What sets you apart from other professionals in your industry? Our attention to detail and ability to create spaces that our clients feel comfortable living in. We feel that our homes shouldn’t just be designed for special occasions, like some of us experienced as kids. (Remember the furniture…

SH interiors

Stephanie Hatten

Photographed by Amy Williams 11271 Ventura Blvd., #112 Studio City  |  310-261-7911  |  info@sh-interiors.com  |  sh-interiors.com What services do you offer? As a full-service design company, we can help you with a complete house remodel or something as simple as a few new furniture pieces and a fresh coat of paint. We truly enjoy the collaboration process and pride ourselves…

Bennett Lerner Interiors

Lisa Lerner

4164 Weslin Ave. Sherman Oaks  |  323-314-4481  |  lisa@bennettlerner.com  |  bennettlerner.com instagram.com/bennettlernerinteriors  |  houzz.com/pro/bennettlerner Do you have a particular specialty? My specialty would be my strong use of color. Color, for me, is the embodiment of emotion. I love nothing more than for my clients to feel happy, inspired, calm and proud when they walk into a room I have designed. I typically use…

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens, Inc.

Gerry Bross and Peter Grisdela, CKD

Photographed by Natalia Knezevic 926 N. La Cienega Blvd. |  LA  |  310-659-9290  |  gbross@hollywoodsierra.com  |  hollywoodsierra.com Describe the scope of your services. We are a kitchen and bath design firm that is known for creating attractive and functional spaces that integrate beautifully with our clients’ homes. Although “Kitchens” is in our name, we do so much more than that….

Milan Consi, LLC, Design & Build

Alice Milan Noravian

Photographed by Lucie Aleks  |  Projects photographed by Jeff Bodman General Contractor Aligned Construction Company 500 N. Central Ave., Suite 940, Glendale  |  818-434-1011  |  alice@milanconsi.com  |  milanconsi.com What sets you apart from other professionals in the business? I think the most obvious is the fact that I’m a woman in a male dominated profession—although I find that’s an asset….

Malamet Plastic Surgery

Matthew Malamet, MD, FACS Owner

16311 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 835, Encino  |  818-380-3130 info@malametplasticsurgery.com  |  matthewmalametmd.com Dr. Matthew Malamet, a native of the Bay Area and alumnus of U.C. Berkeley, is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained aesthetic plastic surgeon serving the Los Angeles area. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a…

Glaser Pain Relief Center

Jeffrey B. Glaser, MD Owner/Medical Director

16311 Ventura Blvd., Suite 518  |  Encino |  818-501-7246  |  glaserpainrelief.com Dr. Jeffrey B. Glaser and his team at Glaser Pain Relief Center provide minimally invasive treatment for pain, including back pain, herniated/bulging discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, failed back surgery, arthritis of the spine, migraines and peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Glaser has been practicing medicine for 17 years and is…

Dr. Michael Abdulian

Spine and Orthopaedic Institute at Glendale Adventist

1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 401B  |  Glendale |  818-863-4446  |  michaelabdulianmd.com Dr. Michael Abdulian treats patients for a variety of conditions involving the shoulder, hip and knee, utilizing both surgical and nonsurgical techniques. His practice, Spine and Orthopaedic Institute at Glendale Adventist Hospital, consists of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists all in one clinic. “The manner in which…

GSK Spine

Greg S. Khounganian, MD Owner

5363 Balboa Blvd., Suite #245  |  Encino  |  818-343-4430  |  GSKspine.com GSK Spine in Encino provides minimally invasive surgery for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine issues. After completing medical training, owner and board-certified spine surgeon Dr. Greg Khounganian began his own practice just blocks from where he was born and grew up.      “This is a great source of pride for…

Beverly Hills Optometry

Dr. Kambiz Silani Chief Clinical Director

212 S. Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills 310-659-2020  |  bheyeguy.com Dr. Kambiz Silani and his team at Beverly Hills Optometry offer dry eye therapies in a concierge health care setting. Dr. Silani’s family has been in the eye care field for more than 50 years. He took over as chief clinical director of the practice four years ago. “We emphasize the…

Persky Sunder Facial Plastic Surgery

Michael A. Persky, MD, FACS Owner

16311 Ventura Blvd Suite 600, Encino  |  818-501-FACE  |  DrPersky.com  |  LittleBeautySecret.com Michael A. Persky, MD, and Sarmela Sunder, MD, provide patients with surgical makeovers such as rhinoplasty, eyelid lift and facelift. Both doctors are dual board-certified facial plastic surgeons. Dr. Persky studied and trained at Emory, UCLA and USC, and Dr. Sunder studied and trained at Johns Hopkins, Cornell…

Southern California Center for Surgical Arts

Husam Elias, MD, DMD, FACS Medical Director

4910 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 102, Sherman Oaks |  818-789-6622 |  socalsurgicalarts.com |  sccsarts.com Southern California Center for Surgical Arts is a multi-specialty center offering cosmetic surgery, facial plastic and maxillofacial surgery, and oral surgery and implantology. Cosmetic and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Husam Elias has been practicing medicine for more than eight years. His office has existed in the same…

Evo Advanced Foot Surgery

Ali Sadrieh, DPM Aesthetic Foot Surgeon/ Founder

12265 Ventura Blvd., Suite 107 Studio City  |  310-691-5411 |  evofoot.com In practice for the past 16 years, Dr. Ali Sadrieh designed evo advanced foot surgery so patients can experience advanced medicine, cutting-edge technology and a luxurious experience. His office caters to the active professional looking to correct foot problems with a quality experience and a more simple recovery process….

Bella Skin Institute

Anna D. Guanche, MD, FAAD Owner/Founder

23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 339, Calabasas  |  818-225-0117  |  bellaskininstitute.com Bella Skin Institute is a full-service dermatology and aesthetic surgery practice directed by Dr. Anna Guanche—a board- certified dermatologist with more than 14 years of experience. The Bella Skin team cares for all types of skin conditions but places special emphasis on the areas of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery….