The truth is that I have not been to a happy hour in years. I look forward to the happy hour *food* specials rather than the alcoholic drinks. A group of girlfriends and I visited Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant after work one early evening. One of my friends, CK, works at Bankers Hill occasionally on the weekends and in the evenings and she invited us to visit her workplace. I have heard so much about this restaurant from her, especially their amazing truffle fries and their amazing dishes.
Bankers Hill prints out a new menu every week and they use the older menus as napkin rings. LOVE it. Very sustainable!
We sat on the outside patio, which is located at the front of the restaurant. I had to take a picture of their 'plant wall'. It was absolutely amazing to look at.
The happy hour menu consists of many eclectic appetizers to share. CK took the liberty to order for all four of us.
We started off with the Deviled Farmers Market Eggs. Three eggs come in a serving laying on a bed of crispy arugula and shaved parmesan. The filling of the egg was quite flavorful and had capers in them.
The Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Drummettes were my absolute favorite appetizer. They were spicy, salty, moist and delicious. They were served on top of my favorite salad... crunchy coleslaw.
The Crispy BBQ Braised Pork Tacos were really cute and fit into the palm of my small hand. If my husband were holding them, two or three of them would fit in his hand. The taco shells were freshly fried and had a little chili seasoning dusted on each one. The braised pork melted in my mouth. Oooh, I enjoyed the cool sour cream that was doused over each taco... I love sour cream.
The mini BH burgers were pretty darn cute. Aged white cheddar, caramelized onions, sweet tomato slice, and a crunchy pickle slice all settled in between a soft burger bun.
The truffle fries were deliciously crisp and had a sprinkle of parmesan on them. They were served with truffle aioli. Eaten together, they were super addicting and we could not stop eating them.
To satisfy our need for something sweet after a variety of savory happy hour dishes, we ordered the blueberry cheesecake. Oh my, a bite of the cheesecake took me back to my childhood when I used to enjoy the BEST blueberry flavored frozen yogurt by my parent's home.
Bankers Hill is a place that will definitely thrive in San Diego for their flavor, environment and committment to delicious food. My girlfriends and I highly recommend!