Happy Hour at Layla: Hummus, Falafel Fries and Chile-Sauce-Infused Appetizers
The Verdict: The house jumbo fried wings come tossed in a housemade chile sauce, garlic and fresh herbs. This particular sauce is a sweet and sticky one, so have some napkins handy. The same flavor components coat the "batatas" -- spicy flash-fried potatoes -- in addition to a toss in tabbouleh, which lends a nice, light counterpart to mellow out the robust flavors.
"Batatas" tossed with tabbouleh and chile sauce.
The house hummus comes with plenty of pita for dipping, making it a solid traditional staple, whereas Layla's falafel fries put an interesting twist on a classic Middle Eastern dish. Described on the menu as the "superfood of french fries," the ground chickpeas take on a new form as rectangular-shaped wedges with toasty, crispy edges served with tzatziki aioli for dipping.
The appetizers quickly quelled our appetites, but when it came down to it, the happy-hour selection actually only included wings that day. While the food menu varies during the restaurant's midday specials, we're told the "late night lounge" consistently offers a larger selection over the weekends. Check those specials out Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to close for half-price hookah and more.
Falafel fries with tzatziki aioli.
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On a scale of one to five...
Previously on Happy Hour Handbook:
- Five Star Burgers
- Central Table Food Hall
- Planter's House
- Atomic Cowboy
- Stella Blues
- Triumph Grill
- Blue Ocean Sushi
- Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen
- Jax Cafe
- Mile 277 Tap & Grill
- Mangia Italiano
- Kirkwood Station Brewing Company
- Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill
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