Small Bites: Half off at Dolce, STK happy hour, Magnolia Monday night suppers
Half off on ALL food at Dolce: Italian restaurant Dolce will be shutting its doors June 30, but between now and then they're offering 50% off ALL food. Yes, you read that correctly (alcohol not included). Philippe Chow, who used to cook at Mr. Chow but is no relation to Mr. Chow owner Michael Chow (got that?) will be taking over the space on July 1 while Dolce looks for new digs in the same area. More details to come. Dolce: 8284 Melrose Ave., L.A. (323) 852-7174.
Happy hour, six days a week: On Sundays through Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. STK is offering the following deals: $5 beers; $10 specialty cocktails like Moscow Mules and Pimm's Cups; $10 lighter bites like shrimp cocktails and tuna sashimi; and $15 mini-meals (short ribs, 6 oz. steak and salad, Wagyu beef sliders). It's not cheap by any standard except perhaps that of a Williamsburg trustafarian. STK: 755 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. (310) 659-3535, www.stkhouse.com.
Monday night suppers: The downtown outpost of Magnolia,which launched its happy hour in early May (Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m.), yesterday kicked off its weekly Monday night suppers, featuring a three-course meal for $30. Yesterday night, executive chef Richard Crespin, who oversees the menu for both Magnolias, prepared a menu that included French onion soup, braised short ribs and apple tart. As of last Thursday, the original Magnolia in Hollywood (6266 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A.) also has a happy hour menu (Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m.). Magnolia Downtown: 825 W. 9th Street., L.A. (213) 362-0880, www.magnoliala.com.
Photos, from top: The main dining room of Dolce circa 2003; a Magnolia apple tart. Credits, from top: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles; Magnolia.