This week will offer the first peek at The Mercantile, the Sunset Blvd. collaboration between chef Kris Morningstar and George Abou-Daoud, owner of The Bowery, Mission Cantina, and Delancey. Abou-Daoud, who gave us the skinny recently on this Hollywood café/wine bar/gourmet market, is opening the space by invite only for a cocktail reception this Thursday evening. That night he will also unveil work-in-progress District, his next full-service restaurant which neighbors The Mercantile. If you're not one of the invitees don't stress, next Monday The Mercantile will open its doors to all for homemade Vietnamese ice cream and pumpkin seed butter sandwiches, among other Morningstar recipes. District is coming down the pipelines in a few more weeks, also with a menu from Morningstar and we'll let you know when that one is ready to go, too.The Mercantile. 6600 Sunset Blvd.