When it comes to running a successful wine bar,
Dustin Lancaster and Matthew Kaner, the team behind Los Feliz institution Bar Covell, know a thing or two. Now the duo have teamed up with pal Dave Gibbs to bring their love of the grape to the Valley with Augustine, a wine bar boasting a serious list of both rare and vintage wines and more approachable bottles, paired with an equally diverse menu. Located in a former radio repair shop (as evidenced by the vintage radio collection on display), the kitchy-cool space is now a destination for more than 75 wines by the glass, best enjoyed at a spot along the 35-foot marble bar, or in one of the cozy booths. 13456 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818-990-0938; augustinewinebar.com.