Secret's out: Half-price happy hour at Pintxo in Belltown
Quick, before everyone finds out: Try the new happy hour at Belltown's Pintxo, when everything is half-off.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Happy Hour |
Friday evening in Belltown, and the crowd is large and ready to unwind. It's happy hour, after all, and the 5 o'clock stampede into bars and restaurants begins, and the parking spaces are scarce.
Here's where to be while it's still sort of a secret: The new happy hour at Pintxo, where every nosh, from spicy lamb meatballs to Tortilla Española, is half-off.
Pintxo is where Txori used to be. The latter featured San Sebastián fare before it closed in April. Pintxo is kinda Basque-influenced and kinda traditional-tapas-influenced. An outdoor sidewalk seating area has been added.
There's a plate of three quail eggs, served sunny-side up, atop some sweet, 18-month-aged serrano ham and sausage on toast. Ignore the cry from nearby tables of how cute these miniature fried eggs look, and gobble them up, a rich and porky delight.
Lots of good sausage to be had, like the seared Catalan sausage with a peppery sauce. Or the blood sausage with chocolate shavings. Ignore the wilted popcorn with it.
The juicy and garlicky prawns are a good call. The herbaceous-but-dry pork in the slider is not.
About 20 items to choose from, and most range from $2 to $4 during happy hour. Bring three friends, and you can cover the entire menu for less than $20 each.
Pintxo, 2207 Second Ave., Seattle, offers happy hour daily from 4-6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m.-midnight, with everything on the menu (bite-sized snacks, small plates and sandwiches) half-off ($1-$4.50) and drink specials including beer, well drinks and sangria from $2-$4.50 (206-441-4042 or www.pintxoseattle.com).
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