Bar Crudo in Arcadia: Happy Hour Report Card
The Hours: Happy hour is offered 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
When Crudo announced the unveiling of a new cocktail and happy hour menu, we jumped at the opportunity to return. If you haven't been to Crudo yet, happy hour is the ideal time to go because of the generous deals on both chef Cullen Campbell's delicious bar bites and mixologist Micah Olson's craft cocktails. Snag a spot at the bar for a show of some of the Valley's best bartenders mixing drinks in beautiful barware or cozy up in one of the lounge area's plush living room style setups. Either way, you're sure to get fast, friendly service.
Heather Hoch One order of crispy pig ears and you'll be hooked -- guaranteed.
With $5 upscale bar snacks and plates of artisan cheese, you easily can keep your tab to a manageable amount on a budget. The crispy pig ears, which are lightly sweet and salty and perfectly fatty with chiles on top, are one of those dishes that you'll be hooked on after an order -- imagine what it would taste like if potato chips and pork belly had a baby. From the cheese list, both the fresh mozzarella with caramelized onions and bacon relish or smooth ricotta with grilled pear, chive, and honey are great options -- especially if you're as cheese-obsessed as we are.
It might be difficult to stick to the $5 options if your eyes wander down the menu list to the crudo list. If you're willing to drop $12 during happy hour, we highly suggest the fresh ahi crudo with grilled lemon, pickled green garlic, and parsley. The bright citrus flavors and subtle herby hit from the parsley make for a perfect light summertime snack -- so keep that in your back pocket for the rapidly impending heatwave. If fish isn't your thing, Crudo also offers a hefty $12 meatloaf burger during happy hour.