I never would've expected going to a restaurant in the Valley and running into so many friends. What kind of restaurant is drawing such a crowd to the valley? It's the new Tipple and Brine in Sherman Oaks.
Salads and vegetable dishes rotate, like this Speckled Romaine with cheddar dressing, walnuts, cherries, bacon, breadcrumbs
I also really enjoyed the pillowy Ricotta gnudi with hen of the woods and pea puree
The cocktail menu here is pretty small with simple drinks, but solid. My two favorites were the Nevada (rum, lime, grapefruit, bitters) and the Mexican Firing Squad: Reposado Tequila, Lime, House-made Grenadine, Bitters
Another rotating item: Crispy oysters on creamed nettle
Cauliflower, currants, cauliflower cream, pickled chili, almonds 9
Steamed clams, grits, chorizo vin, breadcrumbs ($15)
Wild caught fish with duck fat potatoes, mashed peas, gribiche
For dessert, I was told to get the Carrot cake with bourbon butterscotch and candied pecans
All in all, the dishes we had at Tipple and Brine were great. Along with its fun, lively atmosphere, it's no wonder the place has become a destination not only among residents of the valley, but others who are now traveling to the valley to come here.
Tipple and Brine
14633 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403