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Lamb Nachitos

Tasty Lamb Nachitos at Upper West Happy Hour in Santa Monica! So much flavor in a little bite!

Red O in Santa Monica

We’ve been anxiously awaiting for Red O to open in Santa Monica and it definitely has been worth the wait!!!! It’s exactly what the neighborhood needed. Located across from the Santa Monica pier on Ocean Blvd. I love the feeling of being on vacation. Great space, atmosphere and music! #Staycation

Red O cuisine by Rick Bayless features Mexican inspired dishes. Known for their Prime Steaks and Seafood, a great selection of tequiila, cocktails & wine.

Happy Hour 4 – 6:30

3 locations: Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Newport Beach

Our menu for the evening…..
1st COURSE
Ahi Tuna Tostada
Mary’s Duck Taquitos
Yellowtail Aquachile
Beef Short Rib Sopes

2nd COURSE
Maine Lobster
Pescado Del Dia

ACCOMPANIMENTS
Mexican Street Corn
Grilled Asparagus

3rd COURSE
12oz Carne Asada Brava
10oz Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon

ACCOMPANIMENTS
Sauteed Baby Kale & Brussel Sprouts
Charro Beans

4th COURSE DESSERT
Dark Chocolata Ganache
Fruit Butter Cake
Goat Cheese Cheesecake

And of course I have been back again for Happy Hour and enjoyed Huevona Guacamole and Braised Short Rib Cazuelas for Tacos! Delish!!!!

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Sambar in Culver City

Sambar’s Indian cuisine is a great addition to Culver City! Chef/Owner Akasha Richmond has introduced traditional flavors and new twists to the menu!

Yes, it is the same owner as Akasha located a few doors away!

Open for lunch & dinner and Happy Hour 4-7pm

http://www.sambarcc.com/

We started outwith a tasting the following Cocktails….

Sacred Row
sloane’s gin, yogurt & apricot liquer, lemon, honey, egg white, saffron bitters, pistachio crumble (I am usually not a cocktail girl, but I really liked this drink. It enhanced the flavors of the dishes we had!)

The Maharaja
rye, kummel combier, carrot syrup, beet shrub, lemon juice

MalabarCoast
old monk rum, banana liqueur, pineapple, cocnut water, jaggery, lime, sambar bitters

Street Food & Snacks:
Sevpuri Chaat – teff puris, green mango, avocado, red onion, pomegranate-mint chutney, tamarind chutney, sev

Quinoa Pancake (uttapam) & Sambar 8 – red onion & tomato chutney, hempseed chutney, sesame gunpowder

Kati Rolls:
Pork Shoulder Vindaloo Kati – malabar hot sauce, mango chutney

Thali Rolls:
The Yogi – punjabi mama greens, zucchini kofta with cashew, tomato & saffron sauce

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Fogo de Chao Downtown Los Angeles

Fogo de Chao has 35 locations! This being the 35th, second in LA! Love the new downtown location! Its in heart of downtown. Kind of feels like your in NY. Definitely a hot spot. Perfect place for lunch, dinner or happy hour! Happy Hour is from 4:30 – 6:30 Mon. thru Fri.

http://www.fogodechao.com/

Happy Hour Menu/Small Plates:
Picanha Sirloin Sliders
Warm Hearts of Palm and Spinach Dip
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers
Crispy Parmesan Polenta Fries
Charcuterie Board

Cocktails:
Fogo Caipirinha
The Brazilian Martini

My favorites are the grilled beef sirloin skewers and polenta fries!!! Great cocktails & wine too!

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Plan Check Kitchen + Bar Downtown LA

Our favorite burger place, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar has opened a third location in Downtown Los Angeles!!!

http://plancheck.com/
Happy Hour 3-6pm

Our menu included the following menu items. Some of the dishes are new to only this location. My favorite was the meat & potatoes! I could have easily had had a couple of rounds of that.

OYSTER ON THE HALF
yuzukosho cocktail sauce

SPICY TUNA SALAD
sriracha vinaigrette, avocado, puffed rice, black radish, yellow frisee, nori, garlic flowers

FRIES
beef tallow, smoked salt, fresh ketchup

K-BBQ BURGER
grilled porky belly, kimcheese, sprouting onion, gochujang bbq sauce, sesame salt, fried onions

MEAT & POTATOES (MY FAVORITE!!!!)
beef short rib pot roast, cheesy tots, carmelized tomato, cauliflower puree, flaked wasabi

CRULLER DONUTS
cooked to order, cream, fruit

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ACABAR Restaurant / Lounge / Bar

Dinner at Acabar Restaurant/Lounge/Bar

Chef Kevin Luzande outdid himself! This was a night to remember and I have already been back for more.

If you’re in LA or are visiting this is definitely a place you want to stop in for the Triple D….dinner, drinks and dancing!!!

Discovered my new favorite wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Menetou-Salon, Domaine Gilbert, Loire 2011.

The Tasting Menu included:

OYSTERS SHIGOKU served with an assortment of mignonette + sauces

UNI with cucumbers and kanpachi

DUCK DUO SALADE / cured duck breast / crispy duck rillette / charred chicory / orange marmalade / verjus

CRISPY SHRIMP TOAST / rock shrimp / s.s.u quail egg / thai basil / fish sauce

CHARRED OCTOPUS / longaniza sausage / white beans / piquillo peppers / valencia oranges

CRISPY PORK BELLY CUBES / caramelized apples / white grits / braised kale / dirty sauce

SKEWERED SPICY PRAWNS / harissa / dates / labneh yogurt / pistachio

FRIED BUNS / braised lamb / sriracha aioli / pear chutney / cotija cheese

NEW ZEALAND SNAPPER / vermouth poached / truffled potato + leeks / purple chips

WHOLE CRISPY SEA BASS / choy sum / tendrils / peanuts / sichuan peppercorn sauce

DESSERT:

STRAWBERRIES ‘N’ MILK
macerated strawberry / crunchy milk / chamomile granita / strawberry gusher

BANANA CREAM PIE
banana custard / spiced plantain / wafer / sponge cake

And to end this perfect evening we danced the night away in the lounge! When we went back to Acabar the second time around we got to see Gypsy All Stars perform!

http://acabar-la.com/

Eddie Delena is the General Manager

Happy Hour is Tues. – Fri. 6-8pm
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Dish With Trish at UpperWest

Dishin’ with Chef Nick at Upper West!
HAPPY HOUR: Everyday from 5-7 PM, All Night Monday!
50% OFF all Bottles of Wine on Tuesday.
Special 3 Course Dinners on Wednesday-just $36.
http://www.theupperwest.com/‎

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