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Small bites: Lilly's new menu, Lola's $15 meals, and Campanile's market fresh Wednesdays

August 11, 2010 |  6:00 am

Campanile by kirk mcKoy
Campanile makes it market fresh. Inspired by the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmer’s Market that evening at Campanile will feature a three-course tasting menu using fresh market produce, for $25 per person. A recent menu included: curried shrimp gazpacho, cannolicchi pasta with lima beans and squash blossoms, and melon with mint. Wine pairing is also available. 624 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 938-1447; campanilerestaurant.com

Lilly’s menu makeover. Abbot Kinney’s French cafe Lilly’s, has a new bar menu that includes three pizzas (smoked salmon, barbecued chicken, and grilled vegetables), tartines with Brie and figs and  barbecue short ribs with mushrooms. There are new appetizers, too: crab and avocado tower, and caramelized onion tart. And some new entrees, including roasted duck with green pepper sauce, and pecan-crusted chicken with sweet potato fries. 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; (310) 314-0004; lillysfrenchcafe.com

$15 meals at Lola’s. This month, Lola’s is featuring special entrees paired with a cocktail, beer or wine several nights of the week. On Monday, spaghetti and meatballs is paired with Blackstone Pinot Noir, Tuesday, it's a burger with French fries and a pint of Stella Artois. Friday is salmon in wine sauce with a glass of EOS Chardonnay. Saturday has a stir-fry with a TsingTao beer and Sunday is pork chop with mashed potatoes and Lola’s apple martini. What about Wednesday and Thursday? On those nights, Lola’s offers a $25 three-course menu with a cocktail. 945 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 654-5652; lolasla.com

--Amanda Gottesman

Guests at a Campanile family night dinner by Kirk McKoy