Bistro 45 in Pasadena gets new chef, half off happy hour at Mezze

Steven Lona will take over Damon Bruner‘s spot as executive chef of Pasadena’s Bistro 45. Steven started his career at Marche Moderne in Costa Mesa and has worked at Studio at the Montage in Laguna Beach working under chef James Boyce and chef Craig Strong. 45 S. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106.

Mezze is offering half off happy hour drinks and bar bites on Sunday – Thursday from 6 PM to 7:30 PM and Friday – Saturday from 11 PM to 1 AM. 401 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048.

Bar menu:

Zatar Bread and Olive Oil
Warm Pita with Honey and Butter
Grandma’s Chopped Chicken Livers with Grape Mostarda and Mini-Challah
Eggplant Hushpuppies with Onion Fondue
Potato Knish with House Mustard
Merguez Sausage Flatbread with Tomato Jam and Aleppo Pepper
Egyptian Rebel Fries with Heirloom Beans, Brisket, and Syrian Cheese
Braised Moroccan Chicken Wings with Picholine Olives and Golden Raisins
Brisket Shawarma or Falafel Sandwich with Amba and House Pickles
The Kleinfeld Sandwich: Chicken Shawarma with Amba and House Pickles on a Sesame Baguette
Brussels Sprouts with Soft Boiled Egg and Soujouk