Remember back in January when you made the New Year's resolution to slow down on the booze and sugar? Now that it's March and you've been long emancipated from your good intentions, why not celebrate with one of this week's sweets-focused happy hours?
Parfait Ice Cream
The lovely new ice cream patisserie just debuted a happy hour based on the ultimate comfort food: milk and cookies. From 3-5 on weekdays, you can stop in for fresh-baked cookies and organic milk from a local Lynden dairy farm. And it's hard to argue with the price: three small cookies and glass of milk sets you back just $3.75.
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
This dessert darling of Ballard sees some teeming post-dinner crowd on the weekends. But during the 3-6 daily happy hour, you can beat the lines and score a $5 glass of wine or grilled chocolate—an intriguing dessert sandwich made with potato bread, dark chocolate ganache, and accompanied by a caramel dipping sauce.
Dilettante Mocha Café and Chocolate Martini Bar
The name says it all. Dilettante’s daily 5-7 happy hour has many creamy offerings that look like a brownie in a martini glass. We have our eye on the $6.50 sea salt caramel martini, made with chocolate truffle and fresh cream caramel sauce, vodka, and caramel Bailey’s for a guaranteed sugar buzz.
The prettily organized Queen Anne storefront is more oriented for retail than a sitdown experience, but what's this? A free artisan chocolate happy hour on Thursdays from 5-9pm? This week Chocopolis will dispense samples from Amano Artisan Chocolates, featuring bars with floral, bergamot, honey, and marshmallow flavor notes. When it comes to chocolate, these guys don't mess around.