By Lizzie Wilcox
Happy Hour was invented to blow off steam from meetings and conference calls and project deadlines. But when you just want to unwind with a drink without having to elbow your way to the bar, La Taberna Giralda is the place. Their deals are simple: $5 on select tapas and house wines, and discounted draft beers. While we came for the drinks, the food blew us away. The Tortilla Española is, surprisingly, not a tortilla at all, but more of a Spanish quiche. The aioli on the side is a creamy complement to the egg and potato omelet. The Garbanzos Fritos is a simple combination of chic peas, Serrano ham, Spanish sausage and soffits served in a small soup bowl. We love anything with Serrano ham. The dish that really took us by surprise was the Chistorras o Chorizo al Cava: Spanish sausages and tangy peppers and peas, cooked in white wine and topped with Serrano ham (above). While not a friend to vegetarians, we ate every last link. It’ll change the way you view sausage forever.