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All you can eat from the mail bag…

Tomorrow is the launch of Café Pinot’s “Locals Night” (aka, happy hour). The theme for the premier dinner is A Taste of the French Riviera, and between 5:30 and 7:30 they’re offering free tapenades with homemade crackers and breads, as well as a discounted menu with Tuna nicoise rillete on a garlic crouton ($5), rosemary chicken open faced sandwich ($5), pomme frites with herbes de Provence and garlic aioli ($5). Cocktails are $7 and assorted beers and wines are $5.

A second location of Sushi “Nazi” Nozawa’s casual sugarFish cafe opens this Friday in Brentwood. The first one, btw, is in Marina Del Rey.

It’s Hollywood Bowl season, and Susan Feniger’s Street is hopping on the picnic bandwagon with an exotic six-course bento box for $25 including a non-alcoholic drink and dessert.

July 14 is a big day for Josiah Citrin’s Mélisse: it’s Bastille Day AND the restaurant’s 10th birthday. To celebrate, they’re offering a four-course tasting menu priced at $100. All month long, they’re reducing their corkage to $10 and offering a massive ten-course tasting menu for $150. Bonus: Folks ordering the ten-course menu will walk out with a $50 gift card for a future visit.

Tomorrow is the last night of the week-long Running of the Bulls celebration at Bar Celona, with all-you-can-eat pallela and all-night happy hour specials, plus DJs and Spanish guitar. Olé!

Manhattan Beach is getting another new spot. Tin Roof Bistro hopes to open in the Manhattan Village Shopping Center on Sepulveda by the end of the month, serving “Amercian fare” by chef Anne Conness (formerly at Napa Valley Grille). On July 24 they’re hosting a grand opening with free, yes free, “sneak preview” meals to folks who represent the “Spirit of Philanthropy.” We’re not sure what that means either, but to make reservations for lunch or dinner that day, call (310) 546-6180.

Full already?