It wasn’t easy and it sure is hot.
Somebody deserves a draft Manhattan and crispy pork.
To be redeemed at The Bellwether, a bustling new Ventura Boulevard dinner destination from two Father’s Office vets, opening next Wednesday in Studio City. This is your slideshow.
On the outside, you’re looking at a charming Tudor cottage. Inside, it’s a bright-white, high-ceilinged dining room that’s more than half open-kitchen, framed by a long black walnut bar with a streak of colorful tiles.
Your MO: acquire draft Manhattans, on-tap white Negronis and peach-pepper bourbon cocktails.
When those kinds of decisions lead to a firmer commitment (as they often do), you’ll split to the patio out front for charred octopus with preserved lemon and crispy pork with ham hock gravy while watching Ventura fly by. Maybe you’ll do Grand Marnier bread pudding from Quenelle’s owner for dessert.
Why, did you have other bread pudding plans?