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Small Bites: Free cocktail flights, supper clubs and wine for charity

June 5, 2009 | 10:46 am


Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar is launching a new happy hour with charitable purposes called Angel Shares. Beginning this month and continuing into the foreseeable future the bar will donate a portion of all Enomatic wine sold between 4 and 6 p.m. on weekdays to a local charity or nonprofit organization. This month funds will benefit Heal the Bay, next month Edible Schoolyard. Fun fact: The small amount of wine that evaporates from the barrel as wine ages is called "angel's share." Pourtal, 104 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 393-7693

The Park in Echo Park has created two new weekly events called "Supper Club Fridays" and "Speakeasy Tuesdays," for which you can BYOB. Since the Park is still working on getting its beer and wine license, both events are private and you must buy tickets for them in advance. This Friday $20 buys three courses, on Tuesdays the price tag for the same is just $15. RSVP to thepark1400sunset@gmail to receive the secret password, or call (213) 482-9209. The Park, 1400 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

The Foundry on Melrose has introduced a new summer happy hour featuring free themed cocktail flights from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays (one per patron).  Also chef Eric Greenspan is launching an expanded menu with summer-centric dishes including a half-pound $12 "patio burger" with tempura onion rings and pineapple-bacon relish. There will also be a three-course market tasting menu for $39. All of which can be consumed on the Foundry's lovely renovated patio. The Foundry on Melrose, 7465 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 651-0915

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Sichuan-style fried calamari at the Park. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times