We are not your normal neighborhood bar. We are a bit more than that. We believe in the real stuff-family, friendships, good times, home-made ingredients, thoughtful flavors and deep conversations. Come here - weekday or weekend - to taste something new or return to something familiar. Our craft pub is a celebration of community and flavor - in food and liquid format - so come in and join our family.
Executive Chef Josh McKnight
Josh McKnight started his career at the age of 21, cooking under the James Beard-recognized Chef Chris Michaels.
McKnight then moved on, working 7 years as an Executive Sous Chef with Alan Jackson, chef and owner of the Los Angeles-coveted Lemonade chain of restaurants. McKnight has assisted Jackson in successfully executing events such as the Golden Globes, the Emmy’s and the BET Awards. In addition to working events with Jackson, McKnight was also a contributor to The Lemonade Cookbook by Alan Jackson and Joann Cianciulli.
After creating a name in the event world, McKnight found himself working as a lead chef with the catering at Animal, the Los Angles restaurant named by Bon Appétit as that year's "11th Most Important Restaurant in the US". He considers Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo important influences in his budding career. By 2015, The Umbrella Company (L.A. EATER's Cocktail Bar of the Year) was featuring "Brunch by Josh McKnight".
McKnight has also worked with Chef Eric Greenspan (Food Network) for over 11 years. Greenspan is credited as McKnight's biggest influence in all things culinary.
With the referral from Susan Feniger (Top Chef Masters), Josh finished his third year as Queen Latifah's Los Angeles private chef, as well with Kendrick Lamar (Pulitzer Prize). For the last 4 years, Josh has also had the pleasure of working along side Simon Majumdar (Food Network judge/broadcaster) as his traveling chef companion.
McKnight is currently overseeing The Chained Rabbit's kitchen in Burbank and continues to receive compliments about the food and his charm. He also wrote this bio.