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Small Bites: Mako on Beverly Drive closes this weekend. Half-price wine at Savory in Malibu.

February 25, 2011 |  8:00 am


Mako moves on: After 11 years, Mako’s lease is up at its Beverly Drive location and chef Mako Tanaka is planning to relocate to Santa Monica. (Mako's last night of service is Saturday.) While that's in process, beginning next month, Mako and his partner Lisa Brady will be found at Robata-Ya, his other restaurant in West L.A. Here he will be putting together a menu that consists of Mako originals and some new Asian specialties. Mako catering will also be available from the Robata-Ya kitchen.

Mako, 225 S. Beverly Drive, Los Angeles, (310) 481-1418, www.makorestaurant.com; Robata-Ya,      2004 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 288-8338, www.robatayala.com

Wine deal: As of this week, chef Paul Shoemaker's Savory Restaurant in Malibu is turning every Tuesday night into Wine Lovers Night. All bottles will be sold for half price from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

29169 Heathercliff Road, Malibu; (310) 589-8997; www.savorymalibu.com.

-- Emma Wartzman

Photo: Robata-Ya. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu/Los Angeles Times