Restaurant News: Comings and Goings

Richard Desisto has boarded up his Mad Bull's Tavern in Sherman Oaks for construction, however, he will reopen the space in mid-to-late August with an entirely new concept called Murph's Service Station.  No word yet on the concept. Stay tuned. Back in March, we reported that the former Smiles location at 13615 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks was acquired by the restaurant/bar […]

Richard Desisto has boarded up his Mad Bull's Tavern in Sherman Oaks for construction, however, he will reopen the space in mid-to-late August with an entirely new concept called Murph's Service Station.  No word yet on the concept. Stay tuned.

Back in March, we reported that the former Smiles location at 13615 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks was acquired by the restaurant/bar team known for such well respected establishments as The Surly Goat (West Hollywood), Little Bear (Downtown) and The Blind Donkey (Pasadena)As of June 4, a new food and liquor license was filed by the team with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). It will be now be called Berkshire Tavern

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