Happy Hours: On June 2 Petit Louis Bistro will host a French cocktail hour from 5â€“7 p.m. featuring free hors dâ€™oeuvres (gougĂ¨re, patĂ© maison) and $5 cocktails, including kir royale, Pernod, Ricard, and a cocktail maison, as part of a national movement across the country to celebrate French food and drink.
On Fridays, the Chameleon CafĂ© will offer half off all beverages until 7 p.m. The Chameleon has also re-introduced its sidewalk seating, allowing you to take in beautiful downtown Lauraville (and the restaurantâ€™s Renoir-inspired mural) as you nosh on escargot or rilletes du porc.
American Craft Beer week is in full swing with events all over town, including special taps at Maxâ€™s Taphouse; the Real Ale Festival at Pratt Street Alehouse on Saturday, May 21,Â 1-6 p.m., tickets $40; and Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner, Wednesday, May 25,Â starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wine Market, tickets $59.
Closings: Hampden suffered two of them in the form of The Dizz Grandview (and a grand view it was) and longtime pizza emporium Angeloâ€™s Carry Out at 36th Street and Keswick Road. Also closed: Saigon Remembered in the 5800 block of York Road, and Pazza Luna in Locust Point.
Richard Gorelick, of the The Sunâ€™s Dining at Large blog (and formerly City Paper), Â reports the â€śindefinite closuresâ€ť of Corks and Abacrombie due to physical plant problems. Recorded messages at both restaurants confirm the temporary closures.