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Cupcake paradise and restaurant deals

July 20, 2010 |  5:38 pm

SusieCakes Eat Cake

Is San Francisco ready for a classic Southern California cupcake? SusieCakes Marina opened July 15 in that neighborhood, bringing all its signature frosting-filled cupcakes -- including red velvet, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, lemon, peanut butter and chocolate mint -- as well as its whoopie pie, butterscotch toffee pudding, sour cream cheesecake, molasses cookies and six-layer chocolate cake by the slice or whole. 2109 Chestnut St.; (415) 474-2253; susiecakessf.com

Wilshire's White Plates. Wilshire restaurant is starting White Plate Dinners in its bar area, where you can get dinner and a glass of wine, beer or specialty cocktail for $15. Monday will be steak frites night, Tuesday is polenta fried chicken with corn salad, Wednesday meatloaf with egg and smashed Red Bliss potatoes, Thursday mussel frites, Friday fish and chips, and Saturday is spaghetti and “your Mama’s meatballs” with garlic bread. 2454 Wilshire Blvd; (310) 586-1707; wilshirerestaurant.com

Delphine Goes Raw. Every Monday evening, Delphine is offering a raw seafood bar, featuring an assortment of clams, oysters, mussels and chilled shrimp, with some pieces only $1. Other  selections include crab slaw, ceviche, steamed cockles and mussels, lobster roll and beer-battered cod. It also offers wines by the glass for $5. 6250 Hollywood Blvd.; (323) 798-1355; restaurantdelphine.com

-- Amanda Gottesman

Photo: SusieCakes cakes. Credit: Denise Crew