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Atwater’s Good Measure Takes Over Cooking Duties at Village Tavern Next Door

The wine-focused restaurant goes casual, just one door down

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Good Measure in Atwater Village
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Things are looking up for Atwater Village newcomer Good Measure. Owner Matthew Kaner’s corner restaurant has expanded next door to take up kitchen duties for Village Tavern, a well-worn gastropub right on the Glendale Boulevard strip. They’re going to call the new place G by Good Measure, kind of like Marc by Marc Jacobs but for the Atwater restaurant world.

Where Kaner’s Good Measure is a wine-focused evening destination with art on the walls and proper mood lighting, the vibe at five-year-old Village Tavern has always been much more boisterous, with TVs showing sports, a collection of bar snacks and drinking food, and a consistent local customer base.

As for the menu, there’s still a casual way about the food at Village Tavern. Expect french fries, wings, tater tots, and a burger, as well as nachos, elote, tacos, and a ubiquitous fried chicken sandwich. Expect weekday hours from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Village Tavern, with an extension to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The whole transition should be locked in by February 1, meaning Good Measure will be open for dinner only, while lunch and weekend brunch will happen next door at Village Tavern.