Memorial Day is All-Day Happy Hour at Del Frisco’s Grille in Irvine

Ahi tuna Tacos CU. Photo by Ed Simon for The Los Angeles Beat.Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us. On this holiday, when we pay tribute by honoring our brave men and women who have served and often died to protect our liberty, often times we raise a glass to them in their memory. To start off the summer season right, this weekend there is no better place to raise a glass then Del Frisco’s Grille in the Irvine Spectrum. Memorial Day weekend also serves as the official beginning to the summer season, a time of barbeques, icy cold cocktails and plenty of fun weekends. To celebrate, Del Frisco’s will be having an all-day Happy Hour on their patio and in the bar on Memorial Day.

Del Frisco's Grille Sangria 2. Photo courtesy of Del Frisco's Grille/Elizabeth Borsting PR.In honor of Memorial Day, three new cocktails are being unveiled including The Dutch Mule, made with Nolet’s Silver Gin and ginger beer with slices of red grapefruit and mint sprigs as garnish. The Youth Serum is for the young at heart with Ketel One, Lemon Sour, simple syrup, diced cucumber and mint leaves all shaken together then garnished with a mint sprig. Sangria Pops gets a whimsical touch with a sangria-infused popsicle garnish and features Pinot Grigio, DeKuper Peachtree Schnapps, white peach puree and sprite.  The cocktails will be offered for $7 on Memorial Day (regularly $12).

Of course, with Memorial Day weekend being to official kickoff to the outdoor cooking season, Del Frisco’s Grille will also offer some Memorial Day food classics such as barbecue ribs and beer brats. The delicious items will be offered at the bar and on the patio only. Of course, eating these foods on Del Frisco’s expansive patio will certainly evoke tyhoughts of warm days (and night) at a summer patio cookout. Other delicious items available on Memorial Day include the traditional picnic/cookout treat, Deviled Eggs for $5.00 and an assortment of flatbreads or Del Frisco’s delicious and unique Cheesesteak Eggrolls for $7.00 each. Last but not least, Del Frisco’s exceptional appetizer, their Ahi Tacos, are only $9.00.

Del Frisco's VIP Martini. Photo by Ed Simon for The Los Angeles Beat.Memorial Day drink specials include $6.00 pints of draft beer or select wine by the glass for $7.00 a pour.  Martinis, regularly $12.00, are just $8.00 and include the signature VIP, made with Sweet Hawaiian Pineapple-infused Svedka Clementine Vodka, or Apt. 5D featuring Tito’s Vodka, muddled strawberries, lemon sour, simple syrup and a dash of balsamic. The Apt. 5D is not too sweet, incredibly refreshing and brings to mind another summer cookout treat, fresh strawberry shortcake.

Memorial Day weekend is also a time when a lot of people travel and traffic can often be a real mess. As Katie Pavlov, general manager of Del Frisco’s said, “Memorial Day is one of the most congested weekends for travel. We’re hoping that people stick close to home, let us do the cooking and cocktailing, and swing by the bar to enjoy some great food and fun on the patio and the bar”. Del Frisco’s Grille will kick off the summer season on its Irvine Spectrum patio Memorial Day, May 25 with food and drink specials plus all-day happy hour. The restaurant, open daily for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday for brunch, is easily accessible just off the 405 Freeway adjacent to the Nordstrom Parking Deck.  For more information or to make a reservation, call 949.341.0376, visit online or follow on Twitter @DFGrilleIrvine. Valet and self-parking are available.

Del Frisco’s Grille
620 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

PH: (949) 341-0376
Website: www.delfriscosgrille/irvine/

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco, the best Bun bo Hue in Vietnam or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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