Happy hour of the week: Cheese Culture

After trying out a short-lived tapas menu for its happy-hour clientele, Las Olas Boulevard's charcuterie house nixed the food specials and stuck to the basics. Co-owner Mitchell Phipps says the logistics of arranging tiny tapas between 4 and 7 p.m., when the crowd is fullest, was not working well for the restaurant. He says it's better to slice all beer prices in half, as well as two select wines, for happy hour Tuesday through Thursday. The brews are crafts and imports, but his recommendation is surprisingly chic: a Belgian white called Blanche de Bruxelles, paired with two-year Gouda for a trip to what he calls "Yummiland."

Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday

Recommended drink: Blanche de Bruxelles Belgian white ale, an unfiltered beer with aromas of orange peel and coriander

Location: 813 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-533-9178, Cheese-Culture.com


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