Restaurant round-up: Happy hour, design, stuffed pasta

duck gordita from Oddfellows

Two Oak Cliff restaurants launched new happy hour menus recently. Driftwood and Oddfellows both offer bar bites menus priced under $8.

At Driftwood, the menu includes salt pond oysters with Japanese spices and herbs (yuzu kosho and mizuna, specifically) for $1 each, short rib on brioche with pickled beet stem and garlic chips ($7) and “hot chocolate” with marshmallow noodle and graham cracker ($5). The bar bites menu is available from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and compliments Michael Martensen’s cocktail menu, which includes a classic Manhattan and the “slow down” with cherry, grapefruit, lemon, hellfire bitters and soda.

The Oddfellows “social hour” menu includes a duck gordita ($6), pork belly puffy taco ($6) and a beignet stuffed with chorizo and spinach ($4). Specialty cocktails include the maple leaf, with bourbon, lemon juice and chocolate bitters, and the great escape with vodka, grapefruit and lemon, both $6. Social hour is from 3-10 p.m. Tuesday.

In other restaurant news, Eater interviewed Oak Cliff natives Miguel Vicens and Paul Valverde of Coeval Studio, which has designed some successful restaurants, including Tenoshii Ramen and Belly & Trumpet.

Here is an interview wherein chef David Uygur of Lucia goes into detail about stuffed pasta.

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