It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.
Lauren Sloss is a food, music, and lifestyle writer based in San Francisco. She is a frequent contributor to Serious Eats and The Bold Italic; her work has also appeared in Indie Shuffle, Fodors, and on RollingStone.com. Some of her favorite things include guacamole, goat gouda, and The Black Keys.
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