Happy Hour Hits Take a Bao Studio City

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Bao's lemongrass caramel chicken wings Photo: Take a Bao

Studio City's new location of Take a Bao introduces a new happy hour this week with a long list of bites under five dollars, four buck draft (Scrimshaw, Great White, Abita amber, and Coney Island Lager) and bottled beer, six dollar wine, and seven dollar cocktails. From Monday to Friday, 4:00-6:00 P.M., find cheap small plates of pork-leek pot-stickers, sumac steak fries, and five fusionist choices for bao, alongside drinks like gin fizzes, fresh fruit daquiris, and old fashioneds. See the full happy hour menu below and find it on weekdays at 11838 Ventura Blvd.

MENU

SMALL BITES
lemongrass caramel chicken wings 3
tossed with a sweet & spicy glaze

pork & leek potstickers 3
yuzu marmalade, tomato sriracha sauce

garlic chive meatball satay 2
with mixed herbs, finger chilies, pomegranate soy glaze

tofu popcorn 4
with cilantro cashew chutney

sumac steak fries 3
spiced and thick cut, ketchup

napa salad 3
napa cabbage, pickled carrot, red onion, cilantro, wonton strips, sesame ginger dressing

roasted sesame edamame 2
warm with sesame sea salt

BAO
CHOICE OF WHITE BUN, WHEAT BUN OR BIBB LETTUCE WRAP

original pulled pork bao 4
hoisin braised bbq pork, pickled red onion, cucumbers

fried chicken & slaw bao 4
crispy chicken breast, tamarind bbq sauce, asian vegetable slaw

banh mi bao 4
grilled pork loin, paté, housemade pickled vegetables, diced chilies, cilantro, garlic aioli (choice of spicy or mild)

sweet soy grilled tofu bao 3
glazed tofu, caramelized shiitake mushrooms, marinated cucumbers, bibb lettuce, scallions

thai peanut chicken bao 4
grilled chicken, thai peanut sauce, cucumber, cilantro, crushed peanuts

$4 BEERS

lost coast great white
eureka, california
crisp, hint of citrus 5.0% abv

north coast scrimshaw
fort bragg, california
subtle hops, crisp, clean 4.4% abv

abita amber lager
abita springs, louisiana
crystal malt, perle hops, caramel flavor 4.5% abv

coney island lager
san francisco, california
biscuit malt, caramel, subtle hops 5.5% abv

singha (bottle)
bangkok, thailand
herbal, slightly sweet 5.0% abv

abita light (bottle)
abita springs, louisiana
abita springs water, smooth
4.0% abv

$6 WHITE WINES
william hill chardonnay
central coast
2009 orchard fruit and oak,
hint of sweetness

starborough sauvignon blanc new zealand
2010 citrus, tropical fruit,
herbal notes

$6 RED WINES
raymond ‘r’ collection field blend napa
2009 raspberry, bing cherry,
ripe and juicy tannins

leese-fitch merlot
california
2009 caramelized apples, boysenberry, sage, light clove

$7 HOUSE COCKTAILS

basil lemonade
stoli citrus vodka, fresh lemon, and orange juices, thai basil

hemingway daiquiri
bacardi rum, fresh grapefuit and lime juices, demerara sugar, maraschino puree

old fashioned
maker’s mark bourbon, orange, luxardo cherry, bitters, ginger ale

cosmojito
bacardi limón, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, kaffir syrup, fresh mint

gin fizz
seagram’s gin, fresh lemon and lime juice, simple syrup, orange blossom water, cream, vanilla

$6 PREMIUM WELL COCKTAILS