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Small Bites: Summer is for (extended) happy hours

June 3, 2009 |  4:09 pm


Nobu West Hollywood has revamped its happy hour menu for the summer, and it's now available seven days a week in the bar and lounge, from 6 to 9 p.m. Most tapas are under $10 and mixed drinks are $6, with wines by the glass for $7. Nobu's tapas include panko-encrusted scallops, foie gras on crispy soba and miso-marinated grilled Pacific white shrimp. 903 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 657-5711.

Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica also has expanded its happy hour to seven days a week (4 to 7 p.m.) and all evening on Tuesdays ($3 beers and $4 house wines). They’re also taking advantage of their location near the Santa Monica Farmers' Market to mix drinks using market produce, including a “Market Margarita” with oro blanco grapefruit, tangelo and lime. (Lago’s “recession relief” offers also include no corkage fees on Mondays and “Stimulus Package” menus with three courses for $29 for dinner, and two for $15 for lunch.) 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 451-3525.

Wilshire Restaurant has also extended its weekend happy hour. It's now Monday to Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Wines by the glass are $6, well drinks are $7 and beers are $5. Happy hour menu items include pizza burrata and green curry shrimp skewers for $8. In addition, Monday is half-price wine night for every bottle on the wine list. 2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 586-1707.

-- Betty Hallock and Mary MacVean

Photo of Nobu by Christine House / For The Times

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