I Must at the Must
On Wednesday, I went out to happy hour at the Must. Though admittedly, every time I’ve gone for happy hour, I tend to order off the regular menu because their “bar snacks” are rather sparse. With olives, tater tots, mac and cheese as well as orders for 1/2 grilled cheese, I am perpetually eyeing the regular menu. However, it’s not a bad thing as the prices are reasonable for the large portions.
I’m a big snob about sangria so while I think their sangria is okay, it’s probably the best you can get without concocting your own triple alcohol version. My friend enjoyed their black sangria which is my favorite of the three there.
I however was on a whimsy and decided to try the $3 rose which wasn’t bad but the $3 syrah was better.
I’m still learning how to use my camera in low-light situations (or rather darkness as the Must is DARK inside). So forgive my awful pics that are coming next.
My friend doesn’t eat land animals so there wasn’t any bacon in this but even if there was such a thing, this mac was awful. It tasted very Kraft-like to me. I hear tell of a new chef so maybe that’s it because I used to LOVE their mac. The cheese was too grainy and not the right cheese.
The tater tots were pretty good but I like the truffled ones with parm better at the nearby O Bar & Kitchen.
I’m in love with the chicken pot pie here with the humboldt fog creme fraiche but I’m trying to make myself order different things every time I come. This night, I ordered the sloppy joe.
With Korean and American spicing, I loved it. It wasn’t too messy and I liked it was served with a salad.
I’ve been eying the tofu dish on the menu for ages but never fully-committed to ordering it (I tend not to at non-Asian places- my god, am I being racial!?). However, I was secretly glad my friend ordered it so I could get a bite.
It was very good with firm chunks of tofu but there was very little rice and veggie. He would have preferred less tofu and more rice.
But the whole reason for coming was the fluffernutter which I’m currently saying is my fave dessert in DTLA while I bemoan the loss of my Bottega Louie original peanut butter terrine.
It’s still good! Yay!
Overall, we had a great time and I enjoy this part of DTLA quite a bit. I’m glad it was busy and it looks like it’s going to be around for a while. Now they’re just going to have to fix the mac and cheese.
118 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
I walked past The Must and Gorbals on Tuesday sometime around midnight. One crazy was yelling at me. Don’t know what he was trying to say but I gather he wanted to set me on fire with his lighter. Then another asked for change and when I declined, asked if I could give him a ride in my car. Uh, no.
I like DTLA. But maybe before midnight!
Hahah!! Yeah, I wouldn’t hang out in DTLA by myself around midnight but this was HH. I have attempted to walk back by myself but friends never let me (good thing!).
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