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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Happy Hour at Juniper: Discounted Southern Comfort Food and Cocktails

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Juniper's chicken and waffles with fish sauce caramel, turmeric pickles and Korean chile flake. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • Juniper's chicken and waffles with fish sauce caramel, turmeric pickles and Korean chile flake. | Photos by Mabel Suen

The Place: Juniper (360 North Boyle Avenue; 314-329-7696)

The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 5 to 6 p.m.

The Deals: $3 off of specialty cocktails and "snackies."

The dining room.
  • The dining room.

The Scene: Gut Check readers are undoubtedly acquainted by now with Juniper, chef John Perkins' Southern-cuisine concept in the Central West End that opened last year and knows how to throw down the perfect breadbasket. The cozy, candlelit dining room features country-inspired decor complete with rustic wood tabletops, exposed brick and cotton blossoms on every table. Vintage refrigerators await behind the bar, where a variety of fragrant craft cocktails are born.

Andouille corn dogs with spicy ketchup.
  • Andouille corn dogs with spicy ketchup.

The Food: Discounted appetizer options include deviled eggs, Andouille corn dogs, a take on chicken and dumplings, fried oysters battered in blue cornmeal, a country-ham flight, smothered frog legs, and chicken and waffles. The bar's specialty cocktails -- normally $9 but available for $6 during happy hour -- include nine options sorted into four different categories: boozy, bitter, herbal and sour.

Did Juniper make the grade? Find out on the next page.

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