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Happy Hour at Dominick’s

August 29th, 2013 · No Comments · food & drink

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The Five O’Clock Meeting menu at West Hollywood’s Dominick’s is just too good.

It all started with a text from D. We were long overdue for a catch up sans our men.

D: “Maybe we can catch the tail-end of happy hour.”

Me: “Yessssss. Where can I eat oysters???”

And thus I was introduced to Dominick’s happy hour menu, cleverly called “The Five O’Clock Meeting.” She always knows where to look.

You have to understand that D is the one who has encouraged my love for raw oysters. She is one of the few who I can indulge with when it comes to them. Like many people, it wasn’t too long ago I avoided them. It all seemed too risky, but after some encouragement and well-prepared oysters, I overcame this fear.

At Dominick’s, the raw oysters on the happy hour menu are just $1.50 a piece, a great value and of good quality too.

I had just read an article about a traveler who took a foraging class in Seattle. For the best oysters, the expert forager recommended looking for the shells with depth. Those oysters are meatier. Makes sense, but I had never made the connection til coming across the piece.

Turns out these oysters were on that level. Probably the meatiest I have around town, though I admit, I must investigate this claim further.

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We also ordered several plates. The seasonal bruschetta was one of my favorites. Toasted sourdough bread with a cream cheese spread, lox and topped with capers. The artichoke was served halved and grilled with some olive oil and lemon. Loved flavors in these dishes.

To drink, I went for the moscow mule. It had a hint of rosemary. I love when there’s a bit of herb in these citrusy drinks. It feels clean and crisp, and I let myself think I went with a healthier option. D, who is a penicillin connoisseur, insists Dominick’s makes the best and that says something.

Tip: If the bar is full or for an open-air option, ask if you can sit on the patio. We set up in front of the fireplace and it was the perfect setting for a long session of catch-up.

The Five O’Clock Meeting menu is available Monday-Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Dominick’s Restaurant, 8715 Beverly Blvd.

 

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