Inspired by his legendary award-winning grilled cheese sandwich filled with taleggio cheese, apricot caper puree, and short ribs on raisin walnut bread, chef ErickGreenspan has created a new restaurant dedicated to the art of the grilled cheese. Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese serves a variety of sandwiches, alongside healthy salad options, hand crafted sodas and Americana desserts including the Elvis– white bread, banana, peanut butter, and goat cheese (bacon optional).
Sherman Oaks is home to a new oyster bar named Tipple & Brine which takes over in the former spot of the Spitting Chicken Cantina on Ventura Boulevard. The restaurant, from Vantage Restaurant Group, serves a seasonal menu divided into vegetable, sea, and land choices with an emphasis on sustainable options. The casual restaurant also has craft cocktails, local beers, and small production wines.
Popular Eagle Rock sandwich joint The Oinkster has a new Hollywood outpost with seating for about 110 inside and out on the dog-friendly patio. The new restaurant will have an expanded menu that includes even more of the restaurant’s legendary sandwiches.
Building on the trend of healthy food bowls is The Harvest Bar, a new “superfoods café,” open at 15030 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, the former location of Tutti Frutti. The Harvest Bar focuses mostly on acai bowls but also include quinoa and pitaya (dragonfruit) bowls. Bowls are customizable with granola, fruit toppings, and healthy sweeteners. Learn more at http://www.theharvestbar.com/
Dinner and a movie just got a little fancier with Tanzy, a new artisan Italian restaurant opened at the iPic Theaters in Westwood. The menu combines Italian imports with local fare and has a raw bar, a selection of artisanal salumi, and assorted cheeses. The restaurant also includes fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices as well as handcrafted cocktails and a complete wine list. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner and has a separate late-night menu that includes crispy ravioli as well as cheese and salumi plates. There is also a weekend brunch with Tuscan kale salad, brioche French toast and chicken and sourdough waffles. Visit http://www.tanzyrestaurant.com/westwood for details.