Small bites: dinner, brunch, and then a birthday party


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Lobster and seafood boil for two. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar offers a new three-course menu at their many locations in Southern California until Aug. 15. Two of you can enjoy coleslaw salad with tomatoes and mozzarella, seafood boil made with lobster, clams, mussels and shrimp, as well as corn on the cob, potatoes and sausage, with a peach-and-dried-cranberry cobbler to finish. It’s $99 for two, but dinner for one is also available for $49.

Brunch at Dominicks. Every Saturday and Sunday, you can try polenta waffles with whipped mascarpone, biscuits with a mushroom fontina gravy, herb waffles with smoked salmon and poached eggs, prosciutto and ricotta on a baguette, or white corn polenta with fried eggs and parmesan cheese. Sip a morning cocktail as well, like a strawberry Bellini or an Arnold Palmer with a kick. 8715 Beverly Blvd.; (310)652-2335;


SusieCakes is 4. SusieCakes Bakeries are throwing birthday parties across town Aug. 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eat free mini cupcakes, enjoy 40-cent snickerdoodles, chocolate chip and iced molasses cookies, or just listen to some classic rock.

-- Amanda Gottesman