Tonight was the last night of the quarter for me, and marks the fact that I have only one more quarter left until I graduate! Of course since I finished the final exam tonight in one of my classes early I decided to go to Happy Hour with my roommate. Happy Hour is one of the best restaurant events. But it most certainly can be done poorly. When done right, it’s a great way to try new (inexpensive) drinks and meals all for the price of one normally priced meal (sans drinks).
Tonight was an exceptionally happy hour.
We went to The Keg in Lynnwood because their Happy Hour is available until 7pm. I decided to try what ended up being a delicious Orange Martini (fresh squeezed orange and Absolute Mandarin Vodka) and my roommate choose a Cabernet. Both were on the Happy Hour special lists. And while we were both hungry, I was not entirely sure what sort of meal option I would consider. So after perusing both the bar menu and the Happy Hour menu, I asked our waitress about the Keg Dog. It sounded interesting and it was cheap. She said they were delicious and she said that if I didn’t like it “we won’t charge you for it.” I had never heard this policy so I thought, well I can’t go wrong so I’ll try it!
Throughout the night our waitress (and man do I wish I had gotten her name now) made jokes, about her fanny pack, about the creative kitchen meals they have made to the stolen credit cards that she keeps getting on Mondays. She was very honest and personable at the same time. It was very refreshing in a world of speed and urgency!
Once our food was brought out I tried the gourmet hot dog. The bun was just way too much. It was very good, but the ratio of bun to dog was way overpowering and the dog got lost in the sea of bun. It wasn’t something I really complained about but instead made a candid remark as she commented on the left over bun bits on the plate. My roommate and I continued to enjoy our evening, with the occasional drive by remarks from our waitress when she arrived with the bill and said “I told my manager about the bun to dog ratio and he took it off the bill.” I was shocked. Two drinks, no actual complaint and one meal cost me $10.00 ($16.00 after tip).
What an amazing evening. Cheap, relaxing and refreshing after a long and stressful quarter!