I'd like to take my girl out for some great food but money's tight, so I'm looking for a great deal on great food and drinks. My idea of great food involves meat without hormones, produce without pesticide, fresh seasonal ingredients, and, of course, great flavors. I'm open to most any style of cooking if it's well executed. My idea of great drinks includes well made craft beers and wines and cocktails made with fresh juices and quality liquors, I love creative bartenders but I do not like sugary, artificially flavored novelty drinks.
On my list: The Better Half and Laurel.
Any other places with happy hour or early bird specials to try?
We're happy to make dinner out of the appetizer menu, we often do that anyway.
I'd prefer North Park/ Hillcrest or nearby neighborhoods, but I'm willing to travel for something special.