Simmzy's, Manhattan Beach's craft beer bar and gastropub, plans to open a second location in the Long Beach neighborhood of Belmont Shore later this month. The Long Beach Simmzy's will have an expanded menu from chef Anne Conness. www.simmzys.com.
Mohawk Bend is hosting its first film festival, featuring an hour (3,600 seconds) of Michael Rousselet’s 5 Second Films. Mohawk Bend will be screening three hour-long loops of the films on Tuesdays, starting next week. To commemorate the event is a new “Film Maker” cocktail -- Cismontane’s Black's Dawn coffee stout and Fog’s End Monterey Rye ($10). 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, www.mohawk.la.
Sawtelle Boulevard gastropub Plan Check announces a partnership with Tomo Coffee, its neighborhood coffee roaster. Plan Check now serves French press Tomo Coffee, roasted on the Mississippi Avenue cafe's Diedrich roaster. 1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 288-6500, www.plancheckbar.com.
Josiah Citrin, chef-owner of Mélisse in Santa Monica, says he has opened burger stand Sure Thing Burger in Lahaina, Maui, with partner Scott Picard: beef, pork, veggie and turkey burgers with Citrin’s sauces and bun recipe. Citrin and Picard say they're looking to expand Sure Thing Burger in other U.S. cities. 790 Front St., Lahaina, Hawaii, (808) 214-6982.
The London West Hollywood hotel offers "Mad Hatter" tea service for the month of April at Gordon Ramsay's Boxwood Cafe: canapés and tea sandwiches; scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd; polka-dot-topped cupcakes; poached strawberries and coconut foam; heart-shaped fruit tarts; and a selection of teas. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily. $28 per person (with Champagne, $40). 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 358-7788, www.thelondonwesthollywood.com.
Mercato di Vetro launches a Monday special: any pizza or pasta and a Peroni beer for $15. 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 859-8369, www.sbe.com/mercatodivetro.
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Photo: "Mad Hatter" tea service at the Boxwood Cafe by Gordon Ramsay. Credit: The London West Hollywood.