Monarch Beach Resort Moments Magazine Issue 6 - Page 20

The Shwack Cantina serves up Mexican fare with beachy flair .

Pizza at StillWater Spirits & Sounds
K ’ YA BISTRO BAR , LAGUNA BEACH
Daily , 4:30-5:30 p . m . K ’ ya Bistro Bar ’ s refined , modern ambience combines the feel of a Parisian wine bar with beautiful views of the Laguna Beach coastline . Considering the world-class vista , the happy hour menu is surprisingly affordable . “ It is an amazing deal … [ with ] incredible food ,” explains Katie Green , the restaurant ’ s general manager . “ Most guests love our filet mignon , ahi poke or lobster mac and cheese . Oftentimes , you can enjoy two drinks and two menu items for less than $ 25 .” The $ 6 drink specials bring the whole experience home , plus buy any cocktail , such as the grapefruitflavored Ruby Squeeze martini , and receive a small plate at half off . ( 949- 376-9718 ; kyabistro . com )
LUXE RESTAURANT AND WORLD FAMOUS MARTINI BAR
Monday through Saturday , 4-6:30 p . m .; Sunday , 4-9 p . m . As you can imagine , the vodka martinis at Luxe are exceptional , but they ’ re not the only cocktails that will be sure to pique your interest . Try the Caliente Cooler , made with Don Q Pasión rum , muddled red bell pepper and serrano chili , or opt
for a refreshing raspberry mojito . The drinks are complemented by an Italian-inspired menu , with standout dishes like the classic bruschetta with juicy tomato , melted mozzarella , basil and red onion atop crisp bread drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar . Other plates like the burrata caprese , the Luxe Famous Meatballs and flatbread Toscana are also up for grabs . The restaurant offers live entertainment by local artists from Wednesday through Saturday , as well as a VIP program that unlocks exclusive deals and invites to special events : benefits that make return visits worthwhile . ( 949-276-4990 ; luxefinedining . com )
STILLWATER SPIRITS & SOUNDS Monday through Friday , 3-7 p . m .; Sunday through Thursday , 9-10:30 p . m . On top of quality libations and bites , there is always some sort of entertainment at StillWater . Although offerings like paint nights and karaoke change each month , music is in the air five nights a week , and happy hour is the perfect time to feel that rhythm . A blend of local , national and international bands hit the stage from Wednesday through Sunday , with Wednesdays dedicated to two-step country music and Thursdays reserved for cover bands performing both popular and lesser-known songs from various artists . Once the weekend hits , you never know what you ’ ll
find , with varied genres like rock , 1980s music and even zydeco taking over the scene . Order a woodfired pizza for $ 10 and enjoy small plates like baked meatballs , calamari rings , deviled eggs or a roasted pork sandwich , all of which can be paired with $ 5 cocktails , house wines or craft beers . ( 949-661- 6003 ; danapointstillwater . com )
SUNSETS BAR AND GRILL , CAPISTRANO BEACH
Monday through Friday , 4-7 p . m . Situated across from the beach on Pacific Coast Highway , Sunsets Bar and Grill certainly lives up to its name because , sooner or later , the color of the sky will match the mai tai in your hand . Don ’ t worry , for as one golden source of warmth departs , another arrives : “ totchos ” ( one part nachos , one part Tater Tots ) are crispy and delicious . This cheesy plate swaps out the traditional tortilla chips for potatoes , which are then topped with spicy jalapeños , fresh pico de gallo and guacamole . Meat lovers can also add their choice of kalua pork , huli-huli chicken , teriyaki beef or ground beef to the dish . Tacos , chicken wings and teriyaki bowls are a few other happy hour morsels at this laid-back joint where Hawaiian fare reigns supreme . On top of food deals , this eatery offers $ 5 mai tais for 30 minutes before and after sunset each day , in addition to Mai Tai Mondays , Taco Tuesday , Thirsty Thursday and Aloha Friday deals . ( 949-276-8880 ; sunsetsbar . com )
LEFT : COURTESY OF STILLWATER SPIRITS & SOUNDS ; RIGHT : CARPENTIER PHOTOGRAPHY
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The Shwack Cantina serves up Mexican fare with beachy flair. Pizza at StillWater Spirits & Sounds K’YA BISTRO BAR, LAGUNA BEACH Daily, 4:30-5:30 p.m. LUXE RESTAURANT AND WORLD FAMOUS MARTINI BAR Monday through Saturday, 4-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4-9 p.m. As you can imagine, the vodka mar- tinis at Luxe are exceptional, but they’re not the only cocktails that will be sure to pique your interest. Try the Caliente Cooler, made with Don Q Pasión rum, muddled red bell pepper and serrano chili, or opt 20 MONARCHBEACHRESORT.COM STILLWATER SPIRITS & SOUNDS Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday, 9-10:30 p.m. On top of quality libations and bites, there is always some sort of entertainment at StillWater. Although offerings like paint nights and karaoke change each month, music is in the air five nights a week, and happy hour is the perfect time to feel that rhythm. A blend of local, national and international bands hit the stage from Wednesday through Sunday, with Wednesdays dedicated to two-step country music and Thursdays reserved for cover bands performing both pop- ular and lesser-known songs from various artists. Once the weekend hits, you never know what you’ll find, with varied genres like rock, 1980s music and even zydeco tak- ing over the scene. Order a wood- fired pizza for $10 and enjoy small plates like baked meatballs, cala- mari rings, deviled eggs or a roasted pork sandwich, all of which can be paired with $5 cocktails, house wines or craft beers. (949-661- 6003; danapointstillwater.com) SUNSETS BAR AND GRILL, CAPISTRANO BEACH Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m. Situated across from the beach on Pacific Coast Highway, Sunsets Bar and Grill certainly lives up to its name because, sooner or later, the color of the sky will match the mai tai in your hand. Don’t worry, for as one golden source of warmth departs, another arrives: “totchos” (one part nachos, one part Tater Tots) are crispy and delicious. This cheesy plate swaps out the traditional tortilla chips for potatoes, which are then topped ݥѠ)䁩Ž̰ɕ͠)Յ5Ёٕ́ͼ)ѡȁՄɬձձ)ѕɥ六ȁɽչ)Ѽѡ͠Q̰ݥ́)ѕɥ六ݱ́ɔ܁ѡȁ)ȁ͕́Ёѡ́)ݡɔ!݅ɔɕ́ɕ)=ѽ̰ѡ́ѕ䁽(ԁх́Ȁѕ́ɔ)ѕȁչ͕Ё䰁ѥ)Ѽ5Q5̰QQՕ͑)QQ͑䁅ɥ)̸شչ͕͉ȹ)/e儁 ɼ ˊéɕɸ)́ѡ)AɥͥݥȁݥѠѥհ)٥́ѡ1չ ѱ) ͥɥѡݽɱ́٥ф)ѡ䁡ȁԁ́ɥͥ)ɑq%Ё́饹+mݥѡtɕt)-ѥɕѡɕхɅӊéɅ)ȸq5ЁՕ́ٔȁ)ȁѕȁ)͔=ѕѥ̰ԁݼ)ɥ́ݼԁѕ́ȁ)ѡԻtQ؁ɥ́ɥ)ѡݡɥ́)䁍хՍ́ѡɅեд)ٽɕIՉMՕ锁ѥ)ɕٔ͵єЁ(ش쁭光ɼ)ȁɕɕ͡Ʌ䁵Ѽ)Qɥ́ɔѕ䁅)%хɕ԰ݥѠх)́͡ѡ͍ͥфݥѠ)եѽѼѕɕ)ͥɕѽɥɕ)ɥ鱕ݥѠٔͅ)٥ȸ=ѡȁѕ́ѡɅф)ɕ͔ѡ1ᔁ́5щ)щɕQ͍ɔͼ)ȁɅ̸QɕхɅЁ́ٔ)ѕхЁ䁱ѥ́ɽ)]͑ѡɽ՝Mɑ䰁)ݕ́Y%@ɽɅѡЁչ)፱ͥٔ́٥ѕ́Ѽ)ٕ聉́ѡЁɕɸ)٥ͥ́ݽѡݡش)ᕙ