Photo by Amos Morgan.Where? Studio 1000, inside Hotel 1000, 1000 First Ave.What

Photo by Amos Morgan.Where? Studio 1000, inside Hotel 1000, 1000 First Ave.What does $13 get you? A blood orange high sea specialty drink ($9) and the short rib sliders ($2.50 during happy hour) Recommended? Definitely. And while the cocktail was the bomb, I’d say go for a well drink, draft beer of selected red and white wines by the glass (respectively $4.75, $3 and $5 during happy hour) if you’re short on dough and big on appetite. All the food is half price during the two happy hours, 3-6 p.m. and 10 to midnight Monday through Friday.Tasting notes: Despite the fact that we’ve just strolled into an early daylight-saving time and Easter is just a couple of weeks away, it’s still chilly enough outside to gather ’round a cozy fire. And Hotel 1000 has served up just that in its Studio 1000 along with Boka’s menu. The digs: lots of leather and a very loungy vibe with a fire pit in the center–don’t let the posh surroundings throw you, though. The prices are awesome with half off all urban bites (appetizers) and urban eats (more substantial food) during happy hour. If you’re willing to forgo the drink specials and splurge on a signature cocktail, I highly recommend the blood orange high sea ($9), which has blood oranges muddled with Mount Gay Rum, Bacardi O and Pimm’s Cup. Pair it with the short rib sliders with horseradish cream served on house-made buttermilk biscuits, which, as a gal from the South, I must add that these flaky little devils taste like they’re right out of Granny’s oven–minus all the lard. If you’re ditching the specialty cocktail in favor of a cheaper bevo–and still want to stick to the $13–go for the Boka grilled cheese and tomato bisque (just $5 during happy hour!). It’ll help melt away that lingering SAD.