Monday, November 15, 2010
Oh Cozy's....how un-cozy you were. I had the sheer pleasure of attending a company Christmas party there a few years ago and vowed to never return to the beer & urine scented establishment. That all changed last night, when I realized the dark and dingy venue had been gutted and flipped into an amazing new "eat pub" called The Local Peasant.
The place truly has no remanence of its former self... thank the sweet lord. The decor is clean and stylish and the vibe is warm and completely inviting. 80's tunes filled the room all night which made this Valley Girl seriously happy. Although, I will miss the drunk middle aged men taking advantage of open mic night.
The Local Peasant serves 20 California & Belgium Keg Beers as well as 6 bottled beers, but the highlight in the alcohol department in my lush opinion would be the Pre & Post Prohibition Cocktails. My favs were the Watermelon Cocktail (Fresh Watermelon, Silver rum, Lime, Simple Syrup & Mint) and the Moscow Mule (Ginger Puree, Vodka, Lime, Simple Syrup & Orange Peel.) My husband's margarita was made with the finest tequila and fresh lime juice without any icky sweet & sour mix. They only use super fresh ingredients and you won't find anything artificial in anything they serve.
Now for the food....
The Peasant Burger comes with cheese, onion and a fried egg. If you are veggie, they offer a Portobello Mushroom Burger served on a brioche bun with oven roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pesto, sprouts, avocado, and fried onions. Holy crap.
Some other delicious offerings:
Grilled Peach Salad, Blue Cheese Fried Olives, Carlsbad Mussels, Mac & Cheese with bacon & black truffle oil, Fish & Chips, Drunken Chicken, Lamb Chops, Short Ribs...drool.
The Local Peasant is in the middle of a soft opening. There is currently no sign or website. Official launch is December 1st. I would HIGHLY recommend getting in there before the word gets out.
The Local Peasant
14058 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91432