Tuesdays through Friday from 5–6 pm, the fancy café has (perhaps unwisely) decided to take half off all beer (Fat Tire, Mothership Wit, and 1554 beers are $2.25), house wines (as low as $3.50), and the appetizers of chef Richard Coffey—$4 fries they claim are “the tastiest pomme frites in town,” (I will report back on that one), Penn Cove Clams in white wine for $6.
Meanwhile in a slightly less white tablecloth part of town, KneeHigh (do I have to call it KneeHigh Stocking Co now?) is rolling out Punch Bowl Happy Hour from 6-8pm Tuesday thru Friday, offering a revolving set of punches for $3 a glass. If you don’t read men’s magazines, you might not be aware that punch is the new…I don’t know…absinthe? Infused vodka? rye-whiskey cocktail?…punch is a recession-chic trend right now. Get on board. Also, anyone know what happened to bartendress Delilah Rambo formerly of McLeod and now formerly of KneeHigh? I wonder if she moved on to a new spot.
Finally, I was only recently made aware of La Spiga’s “aperitivo hour.” (Monday–Friday, 5–6:30 pm. Friday – Saturday, 11 pm–12 am) Chef Sabrina Tinsley’s huge house of hanging beams now serves up cocktails and stuzzicchini, or small bites. The menu revolves, but it seems like drinks run around $6-$9, and apps run from $3 (for a salad) to lasagna verde for $10. Well drinks are $4, white/reds are $5 and draft Peroni (yum) is $3 a pint.