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Bow & Truss to open in NoHo with cocktails by Tello/Demarest

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A very busy Aidan Demarest dishes that his cocktail consulting business with Marcos Tello, Tello Demarest Liquid Assets, is currently working on the cocktail program for a new Latin-themed restaurant in North Hollywood called Bow & Truss.

‘I think the NoHo Arts District might finally take off,’ says Demarest, who is also working on launching the cocktail program at Tom Bergin’s in Mid-City. ‘Everybody has been saying that for years, but I think this could be the tipping point.’

The feeling is shared by owner and Knitting Factory CEO Morgan Margolis, who also owns the nearby Federal Bar, which opened a little more than a year ago.

Bow & Truss, which is expected to soft-open by Memorial Day, claims Stefhanie Meyers as its chef (Rivera, Playa). Meyers is working on a menu with strong Spanish influences, including plenty of tapas and a nice variety of family-style plates. Scallops with saffron polenta and a seafood pot with sea bass, mussels, shrimp, clams and lobster are among the offerings.

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The cocktail list will be ‘Spanish-Latin influenced, with plenty of sherries and brandies,’ Demarest says. To create the drinks, he and Tello did plenty of research about the early Spanish influence on California.

Bow & Truss, 11122 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.

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