|Photos by Mai Pham|
|Check Beverage Director Kimberly Paul's new "Green Hour" at Etoile from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Sunday-Friday, which includes a killer steak frites for $19.|
Originally published in January, we're bringing this post back from the vault with some updates, because, you know, everyone can use a good happy hour when they're tired from shopping.
We've all been there. We've shopped for hours on end, until we're dry and parched, our feet can barely move and we're desperately in need of revival. We get in the car to drive home, and get stuck in the middle of rush hour, a sea of cars sitting between relaxation. As we're sitting there, listening to the radio, in a car that's moving more slowly than the person walking the street, we have an epiphany: "This is the perfect time for a happy hour." We know just the place.
Etoile. Sunday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Stop by Etoile for a taste of beverage manager Kimberly Paul's newly introduced "Green Hour," so named because many of the drinks feature absinthe. The social hour features four absinthe cocktails and six drinks made with pastis ($7 to $8), red or white wines by the glass for $6, and a stellar bar menu. Indulge in a killer French-style steak frites for $19, and nibble on other specials ranging from $6 to $10, including an excellent brie tartin or basque crabcake lollipop ($6), a house-ground burger or merguez sausage sandwich ($7), and sauteed shrimp ($10).
Kona Grill. 4 to 7 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. Located inside the Galleria itself, Kona Grill offers an abundance of drinks and happy hour appetizers at half off. The choices are rather heavy on the carb side, but the margaritas and mojitos make up for it. Prices range from $3.50 to $6.More »