I'm a big fan of happy hour. I'm not a drinker but usually it's a great time to try out some of the food offerings at a reduced price. We have a lot of fun and fancy happy hours here in Vegas so it's an especially great time to try out some of the more upscale restaurants.
Recently while taking my cousin to the airport, we were in need of a fun place for an easy bite. Since the Hard Rock Hotel is a quick jaunt to the airport, we decided to hit up Culinary Dropout for happy hour. In addition to the drink specials, there's a ton of items on the happy hour food menu and they're all full sized (some pretty big portions too).
Culinary Dropout has a pretty big antipasti menu so if you're really into meats and cheese, there's a ton of options. There's also some fun fancy snacks like prosciutto deviled eggs (so yummy) and pimiento cheese with almonds.
The smoked salmon bruschetta was delicious.
As was the BBQ pork belly nachos. Because seriously- BBQ pork belly nachos. Best chips ever. Definitely share these because it's a big plate.
We ordered light so we could have dessert- Bourbon Black Bottom Pie and Salted Caramel Custard. Bonus: the custard came with some of the best caramel corn EVER.
Service was spotty at first (we sat in the bar area and had to get our own menus and waited a while before anyone showed up) but once we snagged a server, he was awesome. The yummy meal more than made up for the wait!
We needed to kill some time so we wandered Hard Rock for a while. We have some pretty cool pieces which I'm pretty sure we only get because it's Vegas. I once spent a weekend working an awards show gifting suite at HRH so I'm still fairly familiar with the layout even though a lot of the venues have changed. Still so many fun things to see!