To celebrate Cotton Candy Day on Thursday, West Hollywood restaurant Barton G. is serving up a special dessert out of spun sugar. Pastry chef Luis Vasquez is making cotton candy and shaping it into a two-foot edible neon pink cotton candy wig. The dessert, called Marie Antoinette's Head, will feature the candy served on top of a mannequin bust, complete with raspberry and strawberry cream cheese cakes with fresh berries and whipped cream. The dessert is now available for $18. 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 388-1888, www.bartongtherestaurantla.com/.
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar has launched a special menu for its pint-sized customers. Owner and founder Terry Heller and executive chef and partner Ernesto Uchimura have created a kids' menu with options that range in price from $3 to $9. Items include a smaller version of Uchimura's PCB burger without the onions and a Double Up Burger with bacon spread and strips and melted and crunchy cheese. Both burgers come with fries. Kids can also order a smaller version of the Smokey Fried Chicken with yam and milk gravy and a new Grilled BBQ Chicken Stix with BBQ sauce, crunchy cheddar, bacon bits and fries. Other items include a grilled cheese sandwich with fries, and an apple salad with lettuce, crunchy cheese and lemon honey vinaigrette. For dessert, cinnamon sugar cruller doughnuts and root beer floats. The menu is available for children 12 and younger. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, 1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, 351 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, www.plancheck.com.
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