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CJ Jacobson Collaborates on The Mercantile's Menu, Discounted Drinks at Spitz, More!

HOLLYWOOD—George Abou-Daoud's The Mercantile has introduced new dinner and brunch menus with help from former Top Chef contestant CJ Jacobson. Newly added is duck rillette with blueberries, chili and pickled ginger; ricotta stuffed crepes with grilled chard, tomato coulis and herbs; and eggs benedict with pinot noir hollandaise and grilled ham; plus more. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Tonight Spitz in Little Tokyo rolls out its winter cocktail list and those who use the password "Merry Spitzmas" get drinks for $8 (as compared to $10/$11). [EaterWire]

SANTA MONICA—Fans of high-ABV beer, prepare. Library Alehouse is hosting Strong Ale Fest starting December 19 through the end of the month with 10 rotating taps of extra boozy beer. [EaterWire]

MID-CITY— Pei Wei Asian Diner, a fast casual concept by the P.F. Chang's group, debuts in California this coming Monday at 8000 Sunset Blvd. The menu covers flavors from China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and Thailand with an American spin in dishes like lettuce cups, Asian-style sandwiches, salads, and more. [EaterWire]

The Mercantile

6600 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028