Cocktails – Tonga Room

Island Margarita - Tonga Room
Island Margarita: San Francisco’s famous Tommy’s Margarita. 100% agave tequila organic agave nectar, fresh lime juice. Happy hour $9
Tonga Room, San Francisco CA

It’s really relaxing to come to the Tonga Room after work for happy hour. The atmosphere is fun and really makes you nostalgic for old time San Francisco. The drinks are pretty good and the happy hour prices make it worth it.

Singapore Sling - Tonga Room
Singapore Sling: Tanqueray, cointreau, cherry heering. Fresh lemon and pineapple juices, Angostura bitters plus a Benedictine mist. Happy hour $9

Sparkling wine - Tonga Room
Sparkling wine.

Wicked shrimp – El Gaucho

Wicked shrimp - El Gaucho
Sauteed with custom Wicked Spice. Happy hour $12
El Gaucho, Tacoma WA

This dish had an interesting flavor that I wasn’t completely sold on it for shrimp. The thick consistency of the sauce was also a bit of a put off. The grilled bread was also dry and crumbly. So apparently really didn’t like this dish very much, lol!

Happy hour buffet – Tonga Room

Happy hour buffet - Tonga Room
Chicken wings, fried rice. Happy hour buffet $10
Tonga Room, San Francisco CA

This food was marginal, even for a happy hour buffet. I guess you can get away with this when you’re a San Francisco institution. I will never do this happy hour buffet again though. I would rather spend the money on an extra drink.

Happy hour buffet - Tonga Room
Chicken wings, egg rolls, chow mein.

The Frenchie burger – DB Brasserie

The Frenchie burger - DB Brasserie
8 oz Angus beef, morbier cheese, dijon mustard, pork belly tomato-onion compote, arugula, black pepper bun. Happy hour $15
DB Brasserie, Las Vegas NV

This burger was good, but maybe there was too much going on for me to fully enjoy it. The patty was good though – it was juicy and had a nice texture. But between the rich cheese and rich pork belly compote, this burger quickly became too rich pretty quickly. I still love this place though!

Artisan cheese plate & Country pate ‘bourguignon’ – DB Brasserie

Artisan cheese plate & County pate bourguignon - DB Brasserie
Selection of 3 cheese, quince preserves, nuts, cranberry bread. Happy hour $9
Pork pate, pickled vegetables, grain mustard, country bread. Happy hour $9
DB Brasserie, Las Vegas NV

This place has a great happy hour! I love their food selection and everything is very tasty. The service is also friendly and accommodating. These boards were great and the portions were perfect. Call me crazy, but I hate it when they give you a gigantic pieces of cheese to over-feed you. I would rather get less cheese and not have to waste any. Anyway, both the cheeses and pate were delicious.

JL Colombo rose - DB Brasserie
JL Colombo rose, Cape Bleue, Mediteranee. Happy hour $5

Chef’s selection flatbread – Carpe Diem Wine Bar

Chef's selection flatbread - Carpe Diem Wine Bar
Blue cheese sauce, pancetta, shishito pepper, potato, parmesan. Happy hour $9
Carpe Diem Wine Bar, Napa CA

Mmm, this flatbread was delicious! I’m not totally sold on the addition of the shishito peppers though – they didn’t quite fit to me. The blue cheese sauce was yummy though and the other toppings worked well together.

Inkberry cabernet sauvignon - Carpe Diem Wine Bar
Inkberry cabernet sauvignon. Happy hour $6