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There's another new gastropub in the Valley - The Village opened a few days ago in the former Bokado space. It's actually the same owner, Frank Leon (who also owns La Loggia), who fashioned the place into pub with a literary streak. There are vintage books and trinkets added to the decor, and cocktails with a nod to (mostly) dead authors who may or may not have drunk them. For food, pizza made in an outdoor oven, a mozzarella bar, and other small plates with Spanish and Mediterranean influences (12345 Ventura Blvd.; 818-752-9222).