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Small Bites: Eva restaurant opens next week; Dominick's and Lil Dom's to celebrate Feast of San Gennaro; Syrup Desserts is open downtown

September 4, 2009 | 11:05 pm


Eva's official debut: Eva restaurant in the former Hatfield's space on Beverly Boulevard officially opens  Tuesday, with chef-owner Mark Gold's market-driven menu and a featured tasting menu each night. Sunday-night dinner parties offer family-style dinners for $35 per person; there's no menu -- instead, Gold cooks "what he feels like cooking" and serves it up on platters for the table. 7458 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 634-0700.

Feast of San Gennaro: You may be gearing up for Labor Day weekend, but Dominick's in West Hollywood and it sister restaurant, Lil Dom's in Los Feliz, are getting ready to celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro. Both restaurants will offer a special menu, featuring chef Brandon Boudet's take on Italian American street fare, such as bracioli (stuffed, roasted pork), stiglioli (grilled steak with smoked mozzarella), sausage and peppers sandwiches, fried clams, arancini and gelato. Sept. 15 to 18, at dinner service only. Dominick's, 8715 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 652-2335, www.dominicksrestaurant.com. Lil Dom's, 2128 Hillhurst Ave., L.A., (323) 661-0055, www.littledoms.com

Sticky sweet: Syrup Desserts has opened downtown in the Hayward Hotel at Spring and 6th streets, serving crepes, waffles, ice cream, frozen yogurt and coffees and teas. Today's special, according to its Twitter feed: "BLACKBERRY JASMINE ice cream from Scoops! Mention this tweet and get a LARGE two scoop ice cream for $2.00 with a choice of fruit topping." 611 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, (213) 488-5136.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Feast of San Gennaro celebration in New York's Little Italy. Credit: Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times.