Sunday, January 23, 2011

go to fraiche for the fraichest happy hour in culver city

did your boss bitch you out? did you miss a deadline? did you get into a gnarly confrontation with a client? or did you forget to kiss the right ass to move yourself up the corporate ladder...again? yup, the minute your work clock hits "GO HOME," go find yourself a fine happy hour to drown your sorrows in and to reboost your spirits. trust me, you will need it to survive the following work day. and if you are lucky enough to be in culver city, might i suggest happy hour at fraiche. with 7 days a week happy hours running from 3-7 pm, specialty cocktails, well drinks, and wine for $5 and draft beer for $3, you will SURELY drown your sorrows. man i dig this place.

the grape ($5). pumped with vodka, elderflower syrup, crushed grapes, and lime, this sweet cocktail will take you to a better place. i promise.

the good apple ($5) with granny smith infused vodka was fragrant to the nose but the addition of star anise was off putting to drink. my least favorite of the three drinks that night.

the st. tropez ($5) was another winner. the gin, lime, and cucumber ice cube reminded me of boozy spa water. i love, loved the cucumber ice cube and had a ball gnawing at it.

the berkshire pork rillettes ($5) with pickled radish and violet mustard were savory and delicious when spreaded on bread.

the ghetto fabulous nacho cheese tasting jar of classy piquillo cheese spread ($5) with manchego cheese and chorizo. i guarantee endless smearings of this cheesy delight on your bread as you drown your sorrows. a definite crowd favorite.

the pate de campagne ($5) with country mustard and cornichons. oh man i love pate and this one did not disappoint.

truffle fries ($5) with parsley and parmesan. truffle odor, fried tubers...need i say more?

and a truffle burger ($12) with onion fondue, truffle aioli, and boschetto. meaty, filling, infused with savory accoutrements that will make your toes wiggle. this truffle burger was muy delicioso and at that price? NICE.

so whether you have a bad day at work or just need a drink, fraiche culver city is THE PLACE to be. love their happy, love...and i have a feeling you will love it, too.


9411 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 839-6800
price: $$
verdict: omg, i love it!


  1. I am seriously obsessed with Fraiche. Food is amazing and The Grape has been my favorite cocktail for the past 3 years!!

  2. We're going here this weekend! WOO HOO! I can't wait to feast with the Roaming Belly. Truffle burger, here I come...

  3. danny- fraiche hh is awesome! thanks for the invite.

    stuffy- mmmm....the grape. wish i can have on right now.

    cathy- can't wait to have brunch there with you gals....the week needs to go by quicker!

  4. Swoon! The St. Tropez sounds amazing and I think I'll feel like Diddy drinkin' it (okay, I guess now it's Diddy Dirty Money).

  5. i'm really liking the price tag here! and all those delicious $5 drinks look like they could really cure my bad days but why does this have to be across town from me :(

  6. marie- and wear white linen pants as you sip that st. tropez!

    nastassia- yup, i agree! why so far?!


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