OK, let's first start with the House of An's "Noodle-Off" Competition... Celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Mama An's famous garlic noodles, which they still serve at their Beverly Hills mastery Crustacean, they held their first ever Noodle-Off competition at Tiato Garden Market Cafe in Santa Monica.
The winner received a $1,000 gift certificate to any of their restaurants & (more importantly) will have their prize winning noodles featured on all of the House of An menus!
AND NOW ON TO THE IMPORTING THINGS LIKE DELICIOUS HAPPY HOURS!!
Tiato Garden Market Cafe has a wonderful Happy Hour from 4:30 to 8 P.M. on Thursday and Friday.
What does that mean? $4 Brews / $5 Wines / $8 Cocktails + an array of delicious foods at very assistant friendly prices. And not just your requisite cheap-o beers, $4 Blue Moons, Firestones & Pilsner Urquells.
For food we went with the Spicy Tiato Nachos for $6 + Hawaiian Seared Tuna Tacos for $8. The Nachos were a total hit IMHO, Spicy Chorizo, Salsa, & Queso Fresco... a little Asian flair on a Mexican dish... very Roy Choi-esq. Plus the bite sized morsels of seared ahi tuna joy were heavenly!
I know I'm making this a new staple on the "where should we grab drinks" list. Especially because they validate for FREE PARKING as well! oh joy! When you're there be sure to say hi to (and tip well) Bartender Brent.
Tiato Market Garden Café
2700 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404