Monday, November 15, 2010

Checkers Downtown @ The Hilton (Los Angeles – Downtown)

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My rating is solely for their Happy Hour on Thursdays.

Happy Hour is 4 hours long; 4:00-8:00pm.

4 tapas style dishes to choose from for 4 measly dollars!

4-5 cocktails to pick from for 4 Washingtons!

The menu changes weekly so it's pointless to dissect what I ate and drank.  I will, however, post pics of what I had so you have an idea of what to expect.

By the way, the menu for Checker's Downtown Happy Hour on Thursdays is posted every Wednesday here.

The day I went, the theme spirit was 42 Below Vodka.  Last week, the theme spirit was Cachaca.  Anyhow, for our 1st round we ordered a Honey Sour and Kiwi Caipiroska.  Round 2 came in the form of a Moscow Mule and an Aqueduct Cocktail.  The drinks were probably a 4.5 but considering the price... 5 stars!!

The tapas available that evening were, Roasted Fennel Soup Garnished with Charred Salmon Belly, Chives & Sea Salt, Grilled Yellowtail in a Bitter Lemon and White Bean Cassoulet, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich & a Crepe Du Maison served with Roasted La Belle Farms Foie Gras & Stuffed with a Blueberry Compote.  Each dish was beyond typical happy hour fare.  Needless to say, I was more than pleased with my meal.  5 stars!!  

I love the concept and the price simply cannot be beat.  I plan on returning at least once a month.  I highly recommend it.



Awesome Happy Hour on Thursdays!



Honey Sour (left) 42 Below Vodka Infused with Minuka Honey.  Kiwi Caipiroska (right) – Kiwi Infused Vodka, Fresh Muddled Limes & Simple Syrup. 



Roasted Fennel Soup – Garnished with Charred Salmon Belly, Chives & Sea Salt.


 
Grilled Yellowtail in a Bitter Lemon and White Bean
Cassoulet.



Moscow Mule (left) – Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice and Ginger Beer.  Aqueduct Cocktail (right) – 42 Below Vodka, Triple Sec, Apricot Brandy & Fresh Lime Juice.



 Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich - Carpaccio-Quality Beef, Sautéed with Onions & Peppers and sandwiched with Provolone Cheese. 



Crepe Du Maison served with Roasted La Belle Farms Foie Gras
& Stuffed with a Blueberry Compote.

 

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