Be ready to add Restauration to your happy-hour rotation, as executive chef Phil Pretty serves up a menu of shareable plates that match his dinner offerings of sustainable modern fare. His burger alone is reason to trek to Long Beach, but with affordable happy-hour prices on delightful cocktails, craft beer and wine, there’s no reason to leave the refreshing outdoor patio. We recommend you start with the Cucumber Concoction.
A heady mixture of citrus, mint and lemonade is enhanced with Los Cabos smooth agave wine (think wine margarita) and enough cucumber to give it a crisp, clean finish. It’s a wonderfully addicting cocktail that leaves you lip-puckering for more. Day drinking starts at 3 p.m., and the patio fills up quickly, so get there early to claim your spot!
Restauration, 2708 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 439-8822; restaurationlb.com.
Cynthia Rebolledo covers anything and everything food, culture and spirits.