5/06/2013 12:59:00 PM
Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events, May 6-12
Good morning! If you need a little Seis de Mayo pick-me-up, Little Tokyo darling Cafe Demitasse is now pouring in a new cafe next to Michael's in Santa Monica. Check out the "slow" bar for pour-overs, espresso, its own roasts and that hot chocolate daily (1149 Third St.).
Tuesday, May 7
Top Chef's Alex Reznik is holding court on Tuesdays and Sundays at The One-Eyed Gypsy throughout the month of May. He changes the menu every week, but you might find things like kale salad with stinging nettles and chicharron, lamb tongue and harissa on challa, whole fried chicken with salsa verde, and Rice Krispie treats with bacon, chocolate and maple (901 E. First St.; 626-340-3529)
Wednesday, May 8
There's no better time to happy hour than Hump Day, or any day of the week, at Atwater Village's Bon Vivant Market & Cafe. You'll find drink specials (beer, wine and cocktails $4-$8), plus free snacking olives, homemade dill and vinegar potato chips, cheeses, deviled eggs, grape leaves and more. 4-7 PM Mondays through Saturdays (3155 Glendale Blvd.; 323-284-8013).
Thursday, May 9
A special wine tap takeover hits Mohawk Bend tonight with five keg wines from Santa Barbara's Carr Winery served all night long. Get the wines individually ($12 per glass), or in half-glass flights ($15 for three or $20 for five) or alongside some of chef Erick Simmons' special vegan and non-vegan dishes created for the wines (2141 W. Sunset Blvd.; 213-483-2337).
Friday, May 10
Just in time for another sunny near-perfect-weather weekend, check out the new ice cream shop from Peddler's Creamery in Downtown LA. Edward Belden's ice cream company, which he's been (literally) peddling around town for a couple of years now, is known for its variety of bicycle-churned ice creams and sorbets in flavors like chocolate chili, salted caramel, Thai iced tea and kicky kumquat (458 S. Main St.; 213-537-0257).
Saturday, May 11
For one week, get chef Ernesto Uchimura's Stussy-inspired menu - a special burger, fries, the donut and a beer - for $45 at Plan Check, starting tonight. The collab includes a Stussy commemorative gift (a limited edition Stussy pack) for the first 100 people who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deal ends on May 18 (1800 Sawtelle Blvd.; 310-288-6500).
Sunday, May 12
It's Mother's Day today, so be sure to treat Mom, whomever she or he may be, to something special, like brunch. We'll be posting our picks soon.