People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with contemporary American eats: for $15, you get $30 worth of dining at Hourglass Kitchen & Bar on Calloway Drive.
Helmed by Executive Chef Paul Hurd, Hourglass serves up diverse interpretations of classic American fare from a menu bursting with the flavors of fresh produce, premium chops, and seafood. Start your meal by ordering a round of cocktails or wine from the extensive list and a plate or two of twice-baked-potato eggrolls ($7). The Chinese chicken salad comes laden with romaine, cabbage, carrots, snow peas, wonton strips, and red-chili peanut vinaigrette ($12) for a light but satisfying lunch or dinner. For the main course, an irresistible combination of braised-beef short rib with Yukon mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, and crispy onion straws ($21) fills you up like a cartoon cat hooked up to a bike pump. If you're not too stuffed, order up a slice of cheesecake or a waffle sundae ($7) for dessert.
Befitting its menu of contemporary American comfort food, Hourglass offers sophisticated, yet casual décor. Black tablecloths and modern artwork accent the space's slate-colored walls and exposed ductwork. Grab a seat near the bar and watch a handful of flat-screen TVs, which may broadcast sports, game shows, or the secret thoughts inside your head.
- If Bakersfield were a Monopoly board, I’d tell you to take a “Chance” and proceed immediately to Hourglass Kitchen & Bar at the corner of Calloway Drive and Brimhall Road. Do not pass Go, and you don’t need 200 bucks to dine there either. – Mike Stepanovich, Bakersfield magazine
1120 Calloway Dr.
Bakersfield, California 93312Get Directions