For the second year in a row, Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) has opened a first-class eatery in North Hollywood. Following last year’s opening of The Federal Bar, Bow & Truss, a Latin American influenced eatery and bar officially opens Wednesday, July 11, at 11122 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.
Bow & Truss is the newest addition to the burgeoning NoHo Arts District, which includes numerous restaurants, theatres, art galleries and more. The second restaurant for Knitting Factory Entertainment’s CEO Morgan Margolis, Bow & Truss features a creative and robust menu influenced by Spanish and Latin-American fare, a dossier of innovative craft cocktails forged by impresarios Aidan Demarest and Marcos Tello and over 10 imported beers on draught.
Bow & Truss Executive Chef Stefhanie Meyers (formerly of Rivera & Playa, and most recently Chef de Cuisine of The Federal Bar), along with Knitting Factory Entertainment’s Executive Chef consultant Shad Davis, collaborated to design and carefully craft Bow & Truss’ menu.
"The cuisine consists of traditional Spanish influence with a modern flair," explains Meyers. The menu’s signature items include three hearty paellas, a seafood pot, “smelt fries,” and tacos sabrosos made with chorizo meatballs or pulled pork belly.
Bow & Truss’s cocktail program complements the food with the same Spanish flair, featuring the largest sherry selection in Los Angeles and hand-crafted sangrias. Tello and Demarest created a cocktail menu full of inventive, whimsical nods to the local area as well as classics with their trademark nuanced twist.
“Think of an American and British couple who went to Barcelona. This is what they would drink there,” says Demarest.
With architectural and interior design by Beth Holden of New Theme Inc., Bow & Truss features a modern premise with a sturdy, craftsman edge. The space includes a vast front courtyard patio for alfresco dining that seamlessly flows into the interior through an immense retractable door, which reflects natural light off the exposed brick. Inside, patrons can enjoy a warm and inviting open kitchen, as well as a centrally placed bar, adorned with an herb garden and lined with counter seating. The fresh cocktail ingredients and garnishes share the bar with an eclectic array of spirits suspended overhead.
Margolis says he is thrilled to contribute another addition to the growing NoHo culinary and craft cocktail scene with Bow & Truss.
“The neighborhood has embraced us and we want to continue to provide the locals as well as other Angelenos and out-of-towners a fun atmosphere with a culinary-fueled experience,” he concludes.