Happy Hour

Anchovies and Olives Amps Up Its Power Hour

Stowell’s signature pasta dish joins forces with $1 oysters.

By Allecia Vermillion February 1, 2012

One of the Hill’s best happy hours just got more bountiful. Photo by Geoffrey Smith.

In the past seven months, Ethan Stowell’s Capitol Hill seafood restaurant Anchovies and Olives has seen the arrival of a new chef, a remodel, and now an expanded happy hour menu. The so-called power hour that runs from 5 to 6pm daily, and again from 10 till 11 now has a few more food and drink items to accompany those $1 oysters.

Now on the menu: the bigoli. Stowell has said before that this thick spaghetti-resembling noodle tossed with anchovies, chili, garlic and toasted breadcrumbs would be his choice as a last meal. Granted, he meant the final meal of a lifetime, but the $10 portion now offered up during happy hour means it can be your last meal of the night.

Power hour also means $5 wine and prosecco, and $2 Peronis. And now the entire selection of bottled beers is half off. On Friday and Saturdays, all this happy hour action goes down in the bar area only.

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