Monday, February 19, 2007

Joseph's Cafe of Hollywood

As an Angelino, it's almost imperative to stay away from Hollywood during the day. Filled with tourists, traffic and let's not even mention the monstrosity that is Hollywood and Highland which apparently now they are trying to do the same with Hollywood and Vine (thank you W hotel). So I would understand that the prospect of going to Joseph's Cafe on Ivar during rush hour might make any self-respecting person in L.A. run for their local dive bar and huddle in the corner with a Jack on the rocks.
Don't you rush to judgment though, this restaurant that lives in the shadow of the "uber hip" White Lotus is a happy hour haven. Don't believe me? First, check out the menu:

Drink Specials
All Martini's & Margaritas $5
Well Drinks $4
Domestic Beer $2
Import Beer $3
Draft Beer $4
Wine by the Glass $4

Tapas & Apps
All Menu Items are $5
Calamari - fried or sauteed
Olive Plate w/Monchego Cheese & Jamon
Garlic Mushrooms
Garlic Shrimp
Skewers - Chicken, Fish or Lamb
Tuna Carpaccio
Pizza's - Margherita, Veggie or Meat
Rolled Tacos - Fish, Chicken or Beef
Chicken Quesadillas w/pico de gallo
Guacomole & Chips
Shrimp Cakes
Falafel Plate w/Tomatoes
Saganaki (flaming goat cheese)

Secondly, it's quiet and on the end of Ivar so you can find on-street parking easily.
Third, it's really pretty and I said to go. That should be enough, I think!

Joseph's Cafe. 1775 North Ivar Hollywood, California 90028.

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