Happy hours are fantastic! You save a dollar or two on a drink, perhaps order an appetizer, and hang out with your friends earlier in the evening. But what happens when a happy hour is for oysters?
Yesterday, I joined my friend Lera for the Oyster Happy Hour at Whole Foods. I arrived to two platters holding four dozen oysters, and mistakenly assumed that Lera preordered oysters for the four of us. Wrong! As if I haven't known this girl for years. The oysters were just for Lera and her boyfriend, Travis. So off I went to order my own two dozen and a glass of wine.
The oysters arrived with wedges of lemon, cocktail sauce and a delicious habanero sauce with rice vinegar and mirin. Our group thought it would be great to have a grilled baguette to go along with the oysters. Whole Foods - are you listening? :)
I was going to share the oysters with the Artist. However, once I started slurping these delicious morsels, I quickly figured out that the Artist would have to get his own two dozens, I wasn't going to share.
I'm not sure if it was the wine or the oysters, but I was quite "happy", and possibly tipsy, by the end of the happy hour. Can't wait till the next one!
Cost of dinner: $22. Happy hour information:
Oyster Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm! Join us for .69 oysters on the half shell plus wine ($4.99/glass) and beer ($1.99/bottle)! Shuck yeah!
2210 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA
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