When someone offers to take you to the soft opening of a new spot in one of the most up-and-coming districts of all SoCal, you do not refuse. I tried, but was unsuccessful in saying I “had other plans already,” and boy am I glad I didn’t miss the soft opening of Bow & Truss.
Located in the next destination for the LA’s decidedly hip, NoHo, Bow & Truss is urban revival at its best. The owners reused an old auto garage to create the gritty feeling that is infused with Spanish countryside. Inside B&T’s high walls you definitely feel like you’ve made a trip outside of reality for a second, and that is what’s going to make Bow & Truss a success…its unique character.
Of course you’ll be able to find better photos across the web, but here are a few from my trusty iPhone. The Walking Paella was worth the wait…I won’t tell you how long…
Beautifully articulated signage and great restaurant design.
Gorgeous outside bar. I’m a huge fan of the various details and the textures employed.
I was obsessed with the underside of the main bar.
Any respectable tapas bar has to have a good sangria. Bow & Truss happened to have two! White and red…and I happened to really dig the white myself.
First food, the lamb chop. New Zealand fresh lamb, charred asparagus and a navy bean puree.
My buddy had the Seafood Pot which consisted of California local white sea bass, PEI mussels, Manila clams, Mexican Tiger shrimp, potatoes and charred corn. Spicy!
The Shrimp Ceviche made for a great appetizer and was served with plantain chips, which I had never had with ceviche before. Great pairing!
That’s my NOM NOM face.
I wish this photo hadn’t blurred! The Walking Paella was to die for! Definitely enough for two or three to share. A meat-lovers delight with chorizo, andouille, morcilla de arroz and chicken.
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