Small Bites: BoHo brunch & Lago libations
Bohemian brunch: This Sunday, BoHo begins offering Chef Andre Guerrero's Sunday brunch (11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.). In addition to the usual eggs, bacon and potatoes, he's whipped up house-cured corned beef hash, pulled pork with cheddar biscuits, ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and blueberries, brioche French toast with bing cherries and Cointreau, and house-smoked salmon with egg salad. Bottomless cocktails cost $14 with brunch items: Champagne, mimosa, Bloody Mary, screwdriver or raspberry sunrise. BoHo: 6372 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. (323) 465-8500, www.bohorestaurant.com.
Fetch the carafe: Santa Monica restaurant Lago is putting its libations in the limelight with a slew of deals. Happy Hour (4-7 p.m.) now runs seven days a week (and all evening Tuesdays), featuring $3 beers, $4 house wines and half-price appetizers and pizzas. Pay no corkage fee on BYOB Mondays, and get half-off of wine on Wednesdays. Lago recently began an Artisanal Cocktail Menu, featuring cocktails made from Santa Monica Farmers' Market ingredients and organic liquors: the Meyer Limonata (Meyer lemons, açaí liqueur and prosecco), the Sage Mist (sage, cucumber vodka, prosecco) and Lago's signature Caprese (cherry tomato, basil, tomato vodka, balsamic). $12 on the rocks or $28 for a 1-liter carafe. Lago: 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 451-3525, www.lagosantamonica.com.
— Elina Shatkin
Photo: Top: Vintage furniture in the dining room of BoHo in Hollywood. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / Los Angeles Times. Bottom: The Caprese cocktail at Lago. Credit: Megan Sheehy.