Tasty Tidbits: A New Restaurant, A New Sweets Biz, A New Sweet Butter Menu, A New Pancake Special and A New Dine LA

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The Bow & Truss menu includes this five cheese selection served with fresh pineapple, papaya, fresh berry jam, toasted Marcona almonds and toasted bread. ($15). Photo: Karen Young

Noho has got a new restaurant perfect for summer.  Following the success of  The Federal Bar on Lankershim in North Hollywood, which opened just over a year ago, Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) and CEO Morgan Margolis have now opened Bow & Truss, located nearby on Magnolia. With a nod to Spain, chef consultant Shad Davis and executive chef Stefhanie Meyers, previously of Riviera and Playa, as well as The Federal Bar, have created a Latin-inspired menu, most of which are tapas style and meant to be shared.  Aidan Demarest and Marcos Tello of Tello Demarest Liquid Assets have created a menu of handcrafted cocktails, as well as a beer and wine list that perfectly complements the cuisine.

The space, designed by Beth Holden of New Theme Inc, is quite impressive with a 2000 ft. outdoor area  complete with a bar, wood tables and a few lounges sitting on carefully placed dirt, all surrounded by tall brick walls.  The 3000 ft. interior has a centerpiece bar surrounded by tables and booths.  Live guitar music alternates with atmospheric tunes to create an ambiance unlike any restaurant in the 818.  11122 Magnolia Avenue., North Hollywood (just east of Vineland).  Street parking or valet parking $5.


Joanne Kimes and her husband, Jeff Kimes, get down to Dough Biz. Photo: Joanne Kimes

There’s ice cream and frozen yogurt mix-ins, but I’ve never seen cookie mix-ins until now — from  Dough Biz which just made its premiere at the Studio City Farmers’ Market this past Sunday.

Studio City resident Joanne Kimes is the creative business brains behind this sweet venture where customers can choose from over two dozen mix-ins to combine with pre-made all natural cookie dough (prepared with organic butter, cage free eggs and pure Madagascar vanilla). Voila…create your own custom cookie dough to bake at home! Mix-ins include a huge variety of candy, cookies, pretzels, nuts, potato chips, dried fruits, peanut butter and many more.  Want to be in ‘hog heaven?’  Mix the dough with bacon and maple syrup and you’ve got cookies for breakfast! Or how about a ‘couch potato?’—  just mix pretzels, potato chips and M&M’s.   Want a cookie on the spot? Kimes bakes them fresh  throughout the day.  Just want to eat the raw dough without baking?  It  is also sold egg-free.  Two sizes are  available: an 8 ounce container (enough to make approximately 10 3″cookies): $7; a 16 ounce container (enough to make approximately 20 3″ cookies): $13.

Kimes, who is a well known author of the bestselling Sucks series of humorous guide books to life’s milestones, says she considers “cookie dough to be one of her closest friends, seeing her through everything from slumber parties to bad break ups, so she’s thrilled to start her new business with her dear BFF.”  The Studio City Farmer’s Market is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. -2 p.m on Ventura Place.


Bring a Sweet Butter picnic to the Hollywood Bowl. One option is Fried Jidori Chicken with Chipotle Coleslaw, Southern-Style Biscuits & Savannah Bee Honey Butter. Photo: Sweet Butter

Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks has a new Hollywood Bowl/picnic menu with a wide variety of choices that come all boxed up in an easily transportable picnic box equipped with utensils, napkins, salt and pepper. Choose from variety of platters, including cheese, charcuterie and shrimp — to three course meals feature a choice of salads, sandwiches and dinner entrees, with such favorites as the Jidori chicken, panko salmon, kale salad and prime sirloin.  Box meals also include a favorite dessert, including bars, cookies and crumbles.  Platter prices for 2-4 are $20 and meals run $13.25 – $26. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.


Indulge reasonably at Dine LA.

Are there restaurants you’ve been wanting to try, but haven’t because of cost?  Now’s the time because DineLA Restaurant Week is back for its bi-annual run — July 16-27.  This is an opportunity to indulge in a selection of three-course prix fixe meals for lunch and/or dinner at a special price.  Lunches are $15, $20, $25 per person, while dinner is $25, $35, $45. Stay in the 818 or take a drive— it’s the perfect opportunity to get out of your neighborhood and go somewhere new.  Check out the list of over 250 restaurants.

Strawberry pancakes. $4.99 per stack. Photo: IHOP


Calling all pancake lovers. IHOP is showcasing a trio of special pancake creations this summer for $4.99. Choose from red velvet pancakes, sweet strawberry pancakes and whole wheat pancakes with banana. Available through September 2.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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