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LAS VEGAS (
MainStreet) -- Let's face it. Finding a happy hour isn't hard. Finding a happy hour with fine cuisine as well as fabulous cocktails is.
For those interested in more than a simple beer and pretzels,
TravelsinTaste rounds up some favorites. Be it Las Vegas, Southern California or New York, here are our picks to end your day the right way.
Whether guests are looking for a taste of the Italian countryside or familiar American classics, the happy hour specials in Las Vegas' Aria Resort at
Sirio and American Fish are a tasty start to an evening's adventure. From 5 to 7 p.m. daily, the restaurants offer appetizers and cocktails at budget-friendly prices. Succulent pork cheeks with tomato bruschetta and spinach and a ricotta cheese ravioli in a creamy sage butter sauce are a few of the bite-size delights
Executive Chef Vincenzo Scarmiglia offers for $7 each or three for $18 at Sirio.
The B&B Winepub in New York offers an after-work menu with sharable small plates -- playful offerings that include braised short-rib tacos, chilled shrimp ceviche and chicken "lollipops."
American Fish's Revive at 5 Happy Hour offers a modern twist on American classics. Items such as shrimp and grits and barbecue hicken with cornbread and grilled onions can be enjoyed for only $5 each. Ice-cold beer, including Pabst Blue Ribbon, is playfully served in the can with a koozie for $4 and is the perfect complement to these comfort food creations. Guests who love the element of surprise will be delighted with the bartender's-choice cocktail, which changes daily.
The Hourglass menu at Chef David Myer's Comme Ca in Los Angeles is a great way to sample a few dishes while imbibing in signature 18A cocktails. Delights include Peruvian bay scallops ceviche with caramelized peaches and fennel; vegetable "a la Grecque" with tarragon mustard and pretzel bread and poutine with pomme frites, Vermont white cheddar curds, sausage gravy and a sunny-side-up egg.