LA Dine N Club home dine club movies stories and pics mind and body store-buy-now las-vegas-travel-story


Vegassummerguide

Club-button American Asian Italian Latin dine guide

bow-&-truss-dine-review

BOW & TRUSS
A NOHO GEM FOR REFINED EATS & DRINKS

If you’re like me, you may dismiss North Hollywood as a place in between Hollywood and the valley; a place we drive by on the 101. It’s where that bank shootout happened many years ago, right? But the booming corridor known as the NoHo Arts Districts is another cool pocket in the greater LA area, and leading the charge for quality cuisine and cocktails is Bow & Truss.

A Latin based eatery with gourmet Latin cuisine, craft beer and handcrafted cocktails, Bow & Truss has made a believer in me of NoHo being a cool destination in town. With its 3,000 sq ft dining area and a unique 2,000 sq ft outdoor patio, its refined yet casual setting is perfect for a fine dining experience or a nice night out with great drinks.

During our recent visit for dinner, we started out with the touted Artisinal Cheese and Charcuterie plate. Served with house made jams, warm bread and toasted pepitas, you can choose from a bevy of refined cheeses (three cheeses for $14 or five for $17), but lets be honest, unless you just want to nibble with a cocktail, I say pass on the cheese and dig into Bow & Truss’ impressive menu for heartier fare.

Start with a tasty beverage as resident mixologist Jonny Whitton has crafted a first rate cocktail program consisting of classic and impressive signature drinks.
The Southern Tune Old Fashioned, made with infused wild boar Elijah Craig, house bitters, maple syrup and orange peel, is a fine drink and a nice variation on the classic Old Fashioned, which Jonny also does to perfection.

The Fog Cutter, made with rum, brandy, Orgeat, citrus juices and cream sherry, is another popular cocktail. Frothy like an Orange Julius, personally I think it goes down too easy. While it’s sweet and savory, I prefer a drink with more bite.

You can’t go wrong with the Roasted Beet Salad—a mixture of arugula, caprichevere cheese and candied walnuts. This is a fine item and a perfect starter.

Known for their delicious tacos, the Shrimp, Fried Mahi Mahi, and Pork Belly Tacos are heralded and I can tell you that I’m in love with the Chicken Confit Tacos, prepared with confit in duck fat and achiote paste and pickled shallots. All tacos are served ala carte, and for $8 ($7 for chicken) you get three plentiful servings that are more knife and fork fare than simple finger food.

If you’re looking for another dazzling drink, go off menu and order the Brown Manhattan, Jonny Whitton’s refined take on the classic cocktail. It has a very nice kick.

A perfect dish to share is the paella. We opted for the Shelled Paella, prepared with clams, shrimp, mussels, scallops, chorizo and chicken. This one is more in tune with the classic Spanish style and believe me, it’s tasty and filling. Kudos to Executive Chef Stefhanie Meyers, because her kitchen does not skimp on all the delicious ingredients.

Another winner on the menu is the Pork Cheek—braised pork cheeks with figs and peppers on a bed of yellow quinoa. Its touch of light and sweetness is a little surprisingly considering how rich the plate is but it’s mouthwatering good and pairs perfect with the Go Figure cocktail. This drink, made with Hibiki Whisky, aged Dos Maderas Rum, Dry Olotosso Sherry, fig syrup and fresh grapefruit, is refreshing and adds so much to the pork taste. They really go together.

A drink for the daring is the Signal Fire, made with infused jalapeño Plymouth Gin, peach/cilantro syrup, lime and orange zest salt rim. It’s a nice, stiff drink and completely different than anything else you’ll find. It’s a winner!

If you have room for dessert you have a nice selection to choose from but chances are you may have to save the sweets for your next visit if you sample ht menu well enough. With live entertainment twice a week, brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm, and the spectacular front outdoor patio now in full swing, this is a great place for locals and even us from the other side of the hill to haunt, getaway and indulge. 

Bow & Truss is located at 11122 Magnolia Blvd in North Hollywood. M-F from 11:30am to Close; Sat-Sun 10am to Close. Call 818-985-8787. Valet parking available.

Review by Jose Martinez
Photos by Mark Duttweiler

 

bow-&-truss-dine-review

bow-&-truss-dine-review

bow-&-truss-dine-review

bow-&-truss-dine-review

bow-&-truss-dine-review

bow-&-truss-dine-review

bow-&-truss-dine-review

 

 

 

 

Club-button American Asian Italian Latin dine guide

 

 

 

contact-us la-dine-and-club-facebook la-dine-n-club-twitter about-us

form to live

edgar hernandez

aids lifecycle

fadd

 

 

 

home dine club celebs movies news and pics mind and body guest book contact us archives archives breaking artist2 sports archives contact us g-blog about us Locals Sports Bar & Grill review Denise Chacon shane MacGowan