As if the lower Valley needed any more help, what with The Gadarene Swine carrying the high-end vegan banner in Studio City, welcome Murph's to the 818. Opening September 15 next to owner Richard DiSisto's other gems, Tipple & Brine and Tunnel Bar, this restaurant will have chef Mike Williams at the kitchen's helm. In addition, Christopher Day (Honeycut, Tipple & Brine) is preparing the cocktail menu here, which features something like the River Tam, made with bianco tequila, habanero syrup, ginger, lime and soda.
Also consider, 20 beers on tap, which works perfectly for local craft brew mavens, plus a slew of bar-friendly bites, like a house-made meat board, cheddar biscuits, fried green tomatoes, and a fried chicken biscuit sandwich. Throw in some pig ear fries and braised bacon, and you'll feel like you're at a hip gastropub in Charleston. Dinner only when it opens, through earlier hours are planned.
14649 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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