The Food: The one thing we can say for sure about The Beverly is they do not skimp on the portion sizes of their happy hour food offerings. Of the eight options, which all fall at or below the $6 mark, we tried the Mac & Cheese ($4), Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($5), and the Margherita Flatbread ($6). None of these was bad, per se, but we only finished the Brussels sprouts simply because we knew the other two would keep better as leftovers.
The sprouts were roasted with bacon, garlic, olive oil, and spiced Spanish almonds. The crunch of the nuts offered a nice break to the otherwise soft and almost mushy sprouts. Flavor-wise, this appetizer was on point, but we wish they'd been taken out of the oven a few minutes earlier to allow for a firmer bite.
The large helping of mac and cheese was creamy, flavorful, and balanced with garlic, Parmesan, and breadcrumbs. We even found ourselves going back for a few more bites after we declared that we were too full to eat anymore. Seriously, this dish could have been a meal on its own, and for the $4 price tag, we wouldn't have been mad about that at all.
The Margherita Flatbread was pretty much exactly what we expected with tomatoes, mozzarella, roasted garlic, and chili flakes sprinkled on top. We liked the spicy kick from the chili flakes and were impressed with how crispy the crust was even in the very middle where things can tend to get a little soggy. We were happy to take our three leftover squares home for a late night snack.