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Small Bites: Dinner with Nobu; speed dating night at Tiara Cafe; XIV happy hour coming soon

May 7, 2009 |  4:38 pm


Dinner and Nobu: Nobu Matsuhisa will prepare a seven-course omakase dinner and sake tasting at Nobu West Hollywood on Thursday, May 14. The menu will include courses such as live soft shell crab, bamboo shoots with uni-yuzu dressing, and roasted Wagyu beef with truffle teriyaki. Each course will be paired with a Hokusetsu sake. Nobu also will be signing books. $170 per person. Reservations are limited. 903 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 657-5711. www.noburestaurants.com

Kind of lonely, hungry and in a rush? Tiara Cafe tonight hosts Hurry Date's speed dating night. Tiara dining card members will receive a 50% discount when registering.  Click here and enter the code CRUSH786 to sign up. 127 E. 9th St., Los Angeles, (213) 623-3663. www.tiara-cafe-la.com

Happy hour at XIV:Starting next Tuesday, May 12, Michael Mina’s restaurant XIV launches a new happy hour, “6ix on Sunset," from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, available on the terrace ($6 cocktails, $6 terrace menu, $6 valet). Cocktail options include the Bramble (gin, lemon juice, creme de mures and muddled blackberries ) and the M (mango vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice). Pitchers of sangria and vodka ginger limeade are available for $24. Menu choices include black truffle popcorn, lobster corn dogs, tempura prawns and Kobe sliders. 8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 656-1414. www.michaelmina.net/xiv

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Nobu West Hollywood. Credit: Christina House / For The Times.