Restaurant Openings

Govind Armstrong and Brad Johnson to Open Willie Jane in Venice

Comments (0)


Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

click to enlarge Chef Govind Armstrong - KEVIN SCANLON
  • Kevin Scanlon
  • Chef Govind Armstrong
Post & Beam Hospitality Group, made up of restaurateur Brad Johnson, chef Govind Armstrong and director of operations David Borrego, will be opening a new restaurant in the next few weeks in Venice called Willie Jane. The restaurant will replace Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, which began as a pop-up but suffered from some identity confusion due to the pop-up's chefs (The Hart & the Hunter's Brian Dunsmoor and Kris Tominaga) not being part of the brick-and-mortar restaurant.

If you thought the Southern trend was dying down, think again. Willie Jane, named for Johnson's 100-year-old, Georgia-born aunt, will be a Southern restaurant with a focus on the coastal dishes of South Carolina and Georgia, the low country. Bar manager Phuong Tran is planning a bar with a focus on bourbon, as well as seasonal drinks and Southern specialties.

The space is undergoing a redesign and is expected to open as Willie Jane at 1031 Abbott Kinney Blvd. by mid-March.

See also:

- Review of Post & Beam, Govind Armstrong's Baldwin Hills Restaurant

Want more Squid Ink? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.  

Related Content

Now Trending


  • Daw Yee: Mission of Burma
    L.A. has a very small pool of Burmese restaurants; among them, Daw Yee does not boast the most extensive menu. Nonetheless, Daw Yee, in Monterey Park, is fascinating for one big reason — namely, that it gives L.A. something unusual: a Burmese restaurant that caters to younger diners.
  • The Year in L.A. Food (So Far)
    We've got so many restaurants, you could eat at a different joint every day of the year -- and probably the rest of your life -- and never go to the same place twice. It would be impossible (both physically and financially) to try them all, but luckily, you have us. Check out The Year in L.A. Food (So Far).
  • Ladies Gunboat Society at Flores
    At Ladies Gunboat Society, the new operation out of the restaurant that used to be Flores on Sawtelle Boulevard, the Hoppin’ John is served as an appetizer or a small plate rather than a side, and the price is the stuff of comedy.