Happy Hour @ The WilshirePart of: Food , LA
Did you know that The Wilshire was recently re-reviewed by the LA Times and given 3 1/2 stars?
I decided to try Happy Hour at The Wilshire after having to figure out a place where my newly pregnant friend could eat. Usually, we would go to Sushi Roku or Border Grill in Santa Monica. The Wilshire is my new favorite place, because if you sit at the back bar you aren't sandwiched in like a sardine. When we got there at 5:30 the front bar was empty, but we left around 6:30 and the front bar was crazy busy. The back bar has a nice lounge area as well as comfy bar seats that aren't claustrophobic. Single girls take note: Guys in suits favored the back bar.
I had the most wonderful pomegranate and patron cocktail while Preggers had a virgin pomegranate concoction. The Kobe beef sliders were tasty, but I could have sworn were short ribs. I was too busy catching up with Preggers to ask the bartender what the deal was. Our favorite was the burrata and arugula pizza, though the grilled artichoke was pretty good. Did you know they make their own burrata?? All these Italian restaurants I go to fly in their burrata from Italy—which is not environmentally PC. Next time I’ll try the chimay ale marinated skirt steak that the bartender highly recommended. Sure, the specialty cocktails are $9, but they are normally $15 and the food deals are totally worth it. Good wines by the glass are $5. I can’t stand having gross wine or cocktails at Happy Hours, even if they’re super-cheap. I can’t wait to go back to The Wilshire, especially on balmy summer nights.