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Some bulk foodie news for your hump day.

Anisette is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special Provence-themed cocktail hour menu called L’Aperitif. Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m., enjoy gougers with smoked salmon or aged gruèyre, pommes frites with a garlic pepper dip, or toasts with black olive tapenade, each available for $5. Four dollars will score you some charcuterie or an ice-cold Kronenbourg or Pilsner Urquell. Wines by the glass are $6 each and cocktails are $7. Better news? While the Provençal focus is temporary for the anniversary, the bar menu concept will stick with a different regional theme for each season. www.anisettebrasserie.com 

Tomorrow night, AMMO continues its Small-Batch Socials series with “Juniper in June.” For $20, taste gins from three different small-batch producers from around the world paired complementary appetizers. www.ammocafe.com

Starting June 23, Corkbar’s Test Kitchen Tuesdays will expand to include three dishes with wine parings for $15. This Friday at 5 p.m., Corkbar will host an Ethan Wines vintage release party with five wines for $19. http://www.corkbar.com/

Upscale Thai restaurant Talesai on Sunset has debuted a massive redo—complete with neon signage—for summer that includes a new dinner menu and delivery service. www.talesai.com

As of Monday, Jamba Juice now offers grab n’ go meals like sandwich wraps and fresh salads in addition to their popular meals-in-a-cup—also called smoothies.

The Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge is inviting guests to spend a day with chef Robert Allen shopping at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, planning a menu, then sharing a multi-course lunch with wine pairings. For $250, let’s hope he’s good company. Due to the market schedule, this special is only available on Wednesdays. www.beverlyhillshotel.com

If you like bottled coffee drinks: POMx, the new iced coffee from L.A.-based POM Wonderful, is making its way into stores this week. We were worried too, but no, the coffee isn’t actually made with pomegranate juice (gross), just an antioxidant-heavy pomegranate extract. And according to this site, it is iced coffee weather.

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