Single in the City is a new addition to my blog stories ‘#Single In The City Fabulous Finds’ for everyone out there who is…..
#Single and on a budget #Coupled and on a budget #Wealthy and likes a good deal (was gonna say cheap, but nah!) #Visitors to Los Angeles who are shocked that a glass of wine is the price of a tank of gas #Y’all
My 2nd ‘Single in the City Fabulous Find’ goes to….dah dah dah dah…..
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills – 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 859-4818
Why? Happy Hours – I love Happy Hours. Budget or no budget a good deal is a good deal. I am not sure about you, but my eyes light up when I see words like ‘caviar’ and ‘truffle’. So when a ‘Bites’ menu of beautiful food, prepared exquisitely, with high quality ingredients is available for ‘me-affordable’ prices that range from 7 to 11 dollars….this girl is going to find it in the city! On top of the happy hour selections, don’t forget to look at the regular menu. The Parmesan Truffle Fries for $10 are the best fries I have ever eaten, thick steak fries cooked to perfection and dripping with flavor. If you like wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon has legs…yes actual legs; you don’t feel like you are drinking watered-down Two Buck-Chuck; the Chardonnay is buttery and refreshing. Also, their handcrafted cocktails are almost too pretty to drink…notice, I said ‘almost.’
When? With options for both the ‘Foodie’s and Foodie-Not’s in the crowd, this ‘fancy feeding frenzy’ is available Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm.
Where? Hard to imagine, but it’s located in the heart of Beverly Hills. So if you get tired of shopping on Rodeo Drive you can head west one block and relax in the bar or reserve a place on the patio where Happy Hour treats are served. And if you just want a cocktail to pump you up for more strenuous shopping, don’t forget to ask for a basket of the Truffle Parmesan Popcorn. Your mouth will thank you! The best thing about this location is that the bar and the patio sit on a corner, and is constructed in a fashion where – even without the benefits of alcohol – you will feel completely relaxed. The warm sun and breeze flow through the bar, giving the entire place a great vibe and energy. I feel like I am on vacation when I am there, far away from the stresses of LA life …..yes, before you go there…EVEN BEFORE I HAVE A COCKTAIL!
Who? For anyone who likes to eat great food. For anyone who wants to watch sports on the big-screen TVs in the bar and eat great food. For anyone who is single and looking to mingle, as the bar is often packed with people who work in the area – a diverse crowd ranging from agents, to business owners, lawyers, to shop clerks, visitors to LA and of course Celebrities….
Wonderland Wunderlist – Okay, so this makes my ‘wonderland wunderlist’ because, if you read my first blog entry called ‘Surviving Sushi’ you know how much I hate the taste and texture of raw fish. So even though I might not want a piece of Yellowtail Sashimi, I can meet a sushi lover here and we can still both find something we like to eat because, along with the ‘Bites’ Happy Hour menu, there is a ‘Sushi’ happy hour menu full of great affordable choices of all things Sushi. Personally for me, this is a great spot for a first date because I can still have a nice glass of wine, some yummy fish tacos or beef sliders, and my date can eat all the raw fish he likes. Plus he won’t have to endure the ‘squished-up-unhappy-hungry-looking face’ that he would have seen had he dragged me to a Sushi joint – hmmmm, maybe more second dates will be in my future!