Where have all the happy hours gone? Largely thanks to rising food costs, the practice is waning in popularity. So stumbling upon $5 sushi rolls and $4 Thirsty Dog Heaven and Helles Lager, brewed specifically for chef Dante Boccuzzi, from 4-6 p.m. at the hip basement sushi bar in Tremont felt like a steal.
No matter what you pay, the 11-year-old restaurant's specialties like unagi and foie gras oishi sushi ($23.40), a pressed roll with barbecue eel and seared duck liver, or the Ginko roll ($16.90) with tuna, salmon, hamachi, avocado and veggies, are worth full cost — especially when you find out that Boccuzzi ships in fish twice weekly from markets in Japan for both Ginko and for his downtown spot, Goma. But if you can catch this lone-survivor happy hour, it offers an incredibly low-cost barrier for Cleveland’s best sushi. danteboccuzzi.com