Small Bites: Green Wednesdays at Il Capriccio, Rockenwagner treats, and the Deli at Little Dom's not quite open after all
Green Wednesdays at Il Capriccio: Christmas may be white, but you can still go green. Il Capriccio and Il Capriccio Pizzeria are offering meal discounts on Wednesdays to customers who arrive with either three recyclable objects, or show proof of green travel (there's a subway stop at Sunset and Vermont). Il Capriccio, 1757 N. Vermont Ave., L.A.; Il Capriccio Pizzeria, 4518 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. www.ilcapriccioonvermont.com.
Rockenwagner holiday offerings: If you're looking for traditional holiday treats, you might want to check out the fresh-baked goods at Rockenwagner. Of particular note is its Christmas stollen made from a family recipe from Dresden, Germany using almonds, rum-soaked raisins, fruit, nutmeg and vanilla ($8.50 for a one-pound loaf, $15.95 for two pounds). Also available--and new to the bakery--are Elisen lebkuchen (gingerbread) cookies filled with hazelnuts, almonds and marzipan (five-piece gift pack $13.50); and Swiss holiday cookies called Basler leckerli ($7.50 for a gift pack). Watch Hans Rockenwagner make lebkuchen in this Times Food section video. Rockenwagner Bakery, 311 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 394-4267. www.rockenwagner.com.
The Deli at Little Dom's not open after all: Despite earlier indications that this Little Dom's-adjacent Old-World style deli was soft-opening today (and despite a neighborhood preview party it threw this afternoon), reps say that it won't really open until a week from Monday. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., L.A. (323) 661-0055.
Vegan donuts at Intelligentsia: A die-hard vegan friend e-mailed me a link from the vegan blog Quarry Girl, and commented, "Of course somebody had to bring vegan donuts to intelligentsia, and of course they had to call the brand 'Dee's Nuts Donuts.'" For those of you not familiar with the popular college frat game called "Dee's Nuts," please take the time to consult the teenager nearest you. Intelligentsia, 3922 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. (323) 663-6173. www.intelligentsiacoffee.com.
Casa to open Monday: Kris Morningstar's new restaurant Casa is open for holiday parties, and reps say that it will open to the public on Monday. Look for Morningstar's late-night taco truck menu, which will feature a revolving list of street-style snacks and, yes, tacos. 350 S. Grand Ave., L.A. (213) 621-2249. www.casadowntown.com.
Photo Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times