Attention Valley dwellers: It’s no longer necessary to cross the Hollywood Hills to find the finest vintages and the coolest spot for a date.
The team from popular Los Feliz wine bar Covell has launched a cozy offshoot in Sherman Oaks — Augustine — with 75 wines by the glass, rare bottled beers and six craft brews on tap.
In addition to approachable pours, partner Dave Gibbs is showcasing serious wines from his collection that dates back to the 1800s, including rare vintages from WWI and WWII.
The menu from chef Evan Algorri goes way beyond the usual cheese plate.
Eat: Braised octopus with chickpeas, Tater Tots, Impossible Pie
Drink: Tyler Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County; La Spinetta Vermentino, Tuscany; Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale IPA.