Happy Hours: On June 2 Petit Louis Bistro will host a French cocktail hour from 5–7 p.m. featuring free hors d’oeuvres (gougère, paté 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 Café 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 restaurant’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 Max’s Taphouse; the Real Ale Festival at Pratt Street Alehouse on Saturday, May 21, 1-6 p.m., tickets $40; and Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner, Wednesday, May 25, 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 Angelo’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 Sun’s Dining at Large blog (and formerly City Paper), reports the “indefinite closures” of Corks and Abacrombie due to physical plant problems. Recorded messages at both restaurants confirm the temporary closures.