Monday, March 23, 2015

TIPSY COW (SHERMAN OAKS, CA)

Tipsy Cow
15005 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
www.tipsycowla.com
Tel: 818.986.8472
$$ ($15-$30)
Sat, 03/07/2015, 8:00pm reservation
    (2.5 Piglets)





Tipsy Cow is a gastropub that features a selection of pub food and specialty burgers. Thirty-two draft beers and crafted cocktails contribute to their menu. The restaurant has an outdoor patio seating area and has an open dining floor. The ambiance is simple, making Tipsy Cow an ideal place to grab a drink after work and relax.


MY FAVORITE DISH: GOOD TALK DAD ($7.00): Vanilla Ice Cream, Salted Caramel. Delicious vanilla shake mixed in with salted caramel?!? This was rich and satisfied your every sweet tooth cravings. The vanilla shake with a hint of salted caramel was exactly what the doctor ordered. I slurped this bad boy in no time.

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING HOT STUFF?? ($7.00): Vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookies, marshmallow fluff. This was a good Oreo shake. It was rich, had great chocolate flavor, but it was nothing special compared to other Oreo shakes I've had in the past. If you are in the mood for an Oreo shake, you should order this.


VENTURA LEMONADE COCKTAIL: Tito's Vodka, Housemade vanilla bean lemonade, lemon. This was a sweet and delicious drink. It was thoroughly refreshing and was perfect on a warm evening.


HAYSTACK FRIES ($4.00): with chipotle ketchup and garlic aioli. These are my type of fries: crispy, thin, and full of crunch. The sauces were good and out of the two, garlic aioli was my preference. 


BIG TEXAN ($13.00): Tillamook cheddar, BBQ sauce, bacon nibbles, pork belly, onion straws. Everything about this dish was screaming my name: Piglet Nancy. The size of the burger was substantial, but unfortunately, this failed to deliver a juicy burger that I was hoping for. The burger patty was extremely dry. My request was it to be cooked medium-rare, but instead, I received a very well done piece of meat. It was unfortunate because the condiments were pretty good. 
Inside the very dry and disappointing Big Texan burger


TIPSY STYLE ($11.00): Tillamook cheddar, butter lettuce, roasted tomatoes, grilled onions, dill pickles, spicy 1000 island. Again, the size of the burger was gigantic, but this burger lacked flavor. It needed to be seasoned well. This burger was ordered medium and it was probably medium-well. Would I order this burger again? Probably not. 

Overall, Tipsy Cow is a great place to meet up with friends for a drink or two. The food is anything but special (you're probably better off going to In-N-Out and getting a double double). On the positive end, the drinks are pretty good. Service can be a bit more attentive. With a few minor adjustments, I think the restaurant can earn a few more Piglets. Word of advice: Parking can be a bit of a hassle on busy Ventura Blvd; so look for parking in the residential area.

Notable dishes: Good Talk Dad Milk Shake


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