Colonial Wine Bar Begins Happy Hour; Alegria’s Owner Robbed

Alegria Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Bel-Air: One of Walt Disney’s heirs is re-opening Bel-Air Bar & Grill, with an attached shop called The Shack for to-go orders. [Eater]
Culver City: The Lucky Rice Night Market marks its L.A. debut this Saturday at the Helms Bakery complex. [GS]
–Speaking of the Helms bakery complex, former Rustic Canyon chef Evan Funke has snatched up the former Beacon space across from Lukshon. [Eater]
Downtown: The Plate by Plate food event returns this Saturday evening at St. Vibiana. [GS]
Hollywood: Recently opened Colonial Wine Bar started a 4:00-7:00 P.M. happy hour this week, pairing three of chef Pippa Calland’s small plates with your choice of wine, beer, or sake, as selected by sommelier and owner David Haskell. [GS]
–All-you-can-eat Asian buffet Vegas Seafood has expanded to a location on Hollywood Blvd., offering a gill net’s load of jumbo shrimp, fish, baked oysters, crawfish, sushi, and even meats from a churrascaria for $13 at lunch, $22 at dinner. [Eater]

Koreatown: Zach Brooks is really feeling Gaju Naengmyeon, which replaces School Food in his heart. [ML]
Santa Monica: Huckleberry is offering a $30 three-course pre-fixe dinner this Thursday, August 2, in support of KCRW’s “Good Food Pie Contest” with Evan Kleiman. Expect heirloom tomato crostata with goat cheese, free range fried chicken, and Zoe Nathan’s peach pie with Sweet Rose Creamery’s vanilla ice cream. [GS]
Silver Lake: Nadine Trujillo, the owner of healthy-leaning Mexican restaurant, Alegria, had her home robbed last week while she worked. An evening of appreciation will be held for her tomorrow night at the restaurant. [TESLA]
The neighborhood is set to get an eponymous ramen shop. [Eater]
Torrance: Mitsuwa Marketplace is holding its Nisei Week celebration this Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, with a cooking competition between four local chefs, who will be challenged to make dishes from Mitsuwa ingredients. [Mitsuwa]
Venice: Aaron Tell offers some enticing photos from inside new Superba Snack Bar. [Savory Hunter]
West Hollywood: Joseph Shuldiner is throwing a party for his vegan cookbook at Lindy & Grundy’s butcher shop. Go figure! [LAT]