2718 J St.
A few interns and I came to Red Rabbit for happy hour. We had heard about this place from some upper level residents that like to frequent this bar. Parking in the area was relatively easy for the midtown area. I started off with the poutin which was crispy tater tots covered in a delicious gravy and melted cheese. It was super cheap on the happy hour menu!
One of my friends got the braised short rib taco. It looked delicious and was also super affordable on the happy hour menu. I really liked the drink menu during happy hour, lots of choices to pick from. The waittress though was a bit out of it though, we kept getting food delivered to our table that we hadn’t ordered and when we brought it to her attention, she would say its on the house.
One of my other friends had the vegetables tempura style. I love cooking tempura stuff but it’s tricky. On iron chef, they’re also using club soda to add the carbonation to the batter, and they also add ice cubes to the batter to help along the reaction once it hits the deep fryer.
Another friend had the pork belly poppers which were so juicy and tender! This was also deep fried in a tempura batter. It was so delicious and so easy to pop in your mouth. One of the best things about this place is the ambiance. Even though the place was jam-packed for Happy Hour, our waittress never once pressured us to leave even when our food/drinks orders slowed down.
I had the Lucky dog ranch slider which was a beef slider with Tillamook cheddar and Russian dressing. The Lucky dog ranch is a all natural pasture raised beef farm in the Sacramento area. I love it when restaurants use local ingredients in their dishes. Overall though, I would have to say my favorite was the poutin. The bartenders here were great, I had a chance to sit at the bar and interact with a few of them. I told one of them what I was in the mood for and he created the perfect drink for me.