With the holiday season fast approaching (yes, we are already counting down the days to Xmas and starting out gift lists…) we figured we’d feature a happy hour in a mall, so you can get your buzzed shop on. After all, after a few cocktails that’s when you are the most creative and thoughtful, right?
What: RocktTail (aka Happy Hour)
Where: Rock Sugar, Century City (in the mall)
When: Daily, 4-6:30pm
Happiness: $6 Cocktails, $5 Wells, $4 Beers, $5 Wines + $3-$5.50 Plates
So yes, Rock Sugar is owned by the Cheesecake Factory. But don’t let that discourage you! We’ve dined here a couple times and it was surprisingly pretty darned good. And with food prices hovering around $4 and vino at $5, AND a location in the mall, we really could care less who owns them.
As far as the food menu is concerned: We love dipping sauces, and TONS of items on this menu come with their own dipping sauce. Think Samosas, skewers, pot stickers, spring rolls, and lettuce wraps – each with their own sauce to slather all over the suckers and slurp em down (or chew, if you prefer.)
For those that work late and can’t swing a happy hour that ends at 6:30pm, head here for your next business lunch. RockSugar has a pre-fixe lunch deal ($12.95 for 2 courses, $15.95 for 3 courses) where you can choose from a selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts that will for sure fit within your allocated per-diem.
And regardless of what time you go or what deal you enjoy, the Disney-esque Asian vibe of the place only adds to the fun.
For a full review of the happy hour menu check out Unemployed Eater.
Rock Sugar Pan Asian Restaurant / 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City / 310-552-9988 / http://www.rocksugarpanasiankitchen.com/