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Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole team up for a happy hour burger at Loro

Matthew Odam

Everyone knows the trick to eating on the cheap(ish) at Uchi is arriving for the famed restaurant’s social hour and the key to Franklin Barbecue is all about timing. To that end, Loro, the new Asian smokehouse from Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin has rolled out a happy hour.

The happy hour runs from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and starts today. So, what’s on the menu? The star will undoubtedly be a burger made with a mix of prime brisket and smoked bavette, and dressed with red onion brisket jam, Muenster cheese, jalapeno aioli, pickles and butter lettuce on a brioche bun ($8).

The bites list includes salmon belly tartare, served with cucumber, sesame and cilantro on puffed tapioca rice crackers ($7), brisket tostadas with chopped brisket with shishito salsa verde on fried corn tortillas ($7) and chicken karaage ($6). Drink specials include half off-Boozy Slushees, all wines and sake on tap, and Kirin Ichiban Lager.