Here's what we tried out from the cocktail menu:
The Sunset Cosmo
Finlandia Vodka, orange juice, all-natural lemon & lime juice and a splash of pomegranate.
The Cucumber Mint Mojito
Cruzan Silver Rum and white cranberry juice hand-muddled with fresh cucumber, mint and a splash of club soda
The Classic Steakhouse Martini
Findlandia Vodka or Bombay Gin, olive juice and hand-stuffed bleu cheese olives.
Laurie was pretty happy with her dirty martini. She said she's found a new drink.
Also on the cocktail menu are the Prime Time Margarita (1800 Silver 100% Blue Agave Tequila, organic agave nectar and all natural lemon & lime juice) and the Angry Buck (8-year Bourbon and Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider.)
Each of the cocktails on the Prime Time menu is $5
Now, on to the food. We tried out four of the six Prime Time bites. I love this new trend in restaurants of offering shareable bites that are lighter and less expensive than many traditional appetizers and give you a chance to try out a variety of items.
This new Prime Time menu includes six items - two are $3, two are $4 and two are $5.
We first tried out the Wild West Shrimp Tacos. It's a spin on their most popular appetizer, the Wild West Shrimp. These lightly breaded shrimp had a perfect blend of seasonings to give it just a little bit of a kick. The plump shrimp are tossed with peppers and diced pimentos and brushed with garlic butter, then served with an avocado lime drizzle. These were fantastic. I could totally make a meal just out of these - and for just $5 that's a really reasonable meal.
Next we tried the Spicy Chicken Bites ($4) and if spicy is your thing, you'll like these. It had some major heat and I had to stop after two. Blame it on my wimpy palate. The flavor was great, though, on these hand-breaded chicken bites tossed in a sweet-n-spicy chili-ginger sauce.
The last of the appetizers we tried was the Shrimp & Avocado Stack ($5) which is served with wonton chips. This has such a summery, refreshing blend of flavors with garlic shrimp layered with guacamole, cucumber and tomato.
The two remaining Prime Time menu items were some Crispy Jalapeño Shooters ($4) and Housemade Kettle Chips ($3) with smoky barbecue and horseradish aioli. That rounds out a an eclectic bunch of flavors and combinations to curb those after work cravings while you enjoy a Prime Time cocktail with friends. It definitely helps put the "happy" in Happy Hour.
While we were there, we couldn't resist trying out a couple delicious seasonal items and you'll find those posted very soon.