Halftime Hilarity at Henry’s Hat


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Henry’s Hat, the new gastropub in Studio City brought to you by the same folks behind the all-favorite and consistent Luna Park are featuring comedy and food “highlights” specials celebrating Monday Night Football – starting tonight.

Five- and six-minute sets during halftime (tonight at 7:15 PM, future Mondays at 5:30 PM) will be performed by notable comics from The Improv, The Comedy Store, Comedy Central and led by Henry’s Hat bartender and doubling stand-up comic Minnie Goode. These performances will occur in the “Den” – a separate room from the screens showing the game.

Specials will rotate weekly, but you can expect to see things on the “hightlights” menu from Executive Chef Nick Cobarruvius following the game such as:

Aggies’ Chili Con Queso with Molten Cheese and Salsa – $4.25

North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork Sandwich with Coleslaw and Chipotle BBQ – $4.50

Banana Split with Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry Ice Cream and housemade Fudge and Strawberry Sauce – $3.50

Pitchers of select draft beers will be also be half-price following the game – or Henry’s Hat isn’t a gastropub.

You’ll have no shortage of laughs or screens as there’s a projector screen as well as fourteen 40″ and 50″ flat screens around the pub. I’ll see you tonight!

Monday Night Football

(Check your local, PST listings for kickoff)

Henry’s Hat
3413 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

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