Miracle of miracles, 10Years managed to find her way to Los Angeles on Friday. We met for happy hour at the newly opened Chaya Downtown.
Mortadella bruschetta with caponata ($5). Simple. Good.
Calamari with jalapeño aioli ($5). Delicately fried and delicious.
Various rolls cost only $4 -- California, spicy tuna, spicy shrimp, shrimp tempura, and the daily special. The special when we visited was fried whitefish. Just four dollars, people! Perfect for hungry recessionistas!
Hooray for the United Colors of Benetton!
LOVE the last photo. and its caption.ReplyDelete
must go to chaya happy hour sometime soon. yum.
I'm sad I missed it. Damn, those are some good prices!ReplyDelete
Hmm, as an intellectual property lawyer, I may have to send you a cease and desist letter on that last caption my friend, or at least force you to add "v. 2.0" to the end ...ReplyDelete
That drink looks so yummy! Jealous!ReplyDelete
That blood orange drink looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Looks great! I always liked Chaya in Venice ... that's cool that they've opened downtown now too!ReplyDelete
I love, love, love the caption of the last photo.ReplyDelete
Wow so cheap for drinks and snacks!ReplyDelete
so much color in that last photo! except for a certain person. ;)ReplyDelete
OMG, we are a Benetton ad, huh? :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great rec! A few of my friends and I went there for happy hour on Monday and it was great - and so economical!ReplyDelete
3 hrs free parking after 5:00 p.m. (as in my friend got there at 4:57 and would've had to have paid FULL PRICE except the guy gave her a break).
The spicy shrimp, spicy tuna and shrimp tempura rolls (each $4) were excellent. The special was a seared tuna on top of crispy fried rice - for $4!!! Heavenly! The hummus was random, but good :-)
I had the Seeing Red cocktail (ok, I actually had 3 or 4 Seeing Reds but whatevs) and everyone agreed it was great. Another friend had the Russian Blues, which she loved and I thought was ok. Others order off the wine list and were pleased by the quality and happy hour pricing.
Thanks for suggesting this place!!!
SUCH a great time! Thank you for coming out to play and for choosing such a nice spot to eat at. I felt so diversified.ReplyDelete
Went there for lunch a week or so ago, and it's soo good!ReplyDelete
Sad I could not join, but would love a rain check!!
Wow, great prices, and the food pics look great too.ReplyDelete
*snerk* at BenettonReplyDelete
Lizzie - it tasted amazing too.
It was such a fun evening. I used to love Benetton ads from the early 90s --- yay for getting to be a part of one! :)ReplyDelete
Recessionistas! Love it!ReplyDelete
definitely on the list to try now that it's tried and approved by weezermonkey. by the way, have you been to chin-ma-ya, that new restaurant in little tokyo (on same floor as curry house). their mapo tofu and ramen are actually pretty good.ReplyDelete
how is it that the food actually looks BETTER in your pictures than it was IRL? it was yummy, but those pictures more than do it justice.ReplyDelete
I want heaven to look like that.....
Looks like you ladies had so much fun!ReplyDelete
aww, looks like a ton of fun! ...and now I'm hungry!ReplyDelete
loved chaya in sf while i was in school up there. must head out to the local one for hh, apparently!ReplyDelete
great prices is right!!ReplyDelete
I like the sound of $4 rolls that actually look really good. And $5 cocktails? Holy handbags.ReplyDelete
I've walked by that spot a couple times when I went to downtown for work. Now I know I must stop in sometime.ReplyDelete