Saturday, April 05, 2014

East Burn

1800 E Burnside Street
Happy Hour: 3 - 6 PM, daily

It's been a long time since we last reviewed East Burn's Happy Hour. That, however, does NOT mean that it's been a long time since the last time I was at East Burn. Since my husband and I bought our house in NE, this has become one of our regular go-tos. Their food is amazing, they've got great chalkboard specials, I love the Bourbon Cherry Buck, and there's SKEE BALL in the basement. It's great when it's just the two of us OR when we are out with a crowd.

We stopped in during Spring Break for Happy Hour and because we NEEDED Trinity Fries. I often crave fries. It's normal. They're delicious. Trinity Fries, however, lead to a different kind of craving. If you haven't tasted the perfect fried trio of potato, sweet potato and leeks just yet, please go there...NOW. You won't regret it.

During Happy Hour--or what they call recess--you can find a number of their regular food items on the menu at a discount. It's a great option if you are up for an early dinner. Although I didn't go for one this time around, the ubertarian is one of my absolute favorite portobello sandwiches. It's good because it's more than just a mushroom. They stuff a portobello cap, caramelized onions, scallion sour cream, and a potato pancake between a ciabatta roll. It's not the easiest to eat and you're likely to spill something somewhere, but it makes for a pretty good meal. There's a meaty version, too, which is important to some people. Both are available at a discount during happy hour AND on Uber Mondays. Monday night is also free Skee Ball night(Yay! Skee Ball!).

This time, we were in it for the fries ($7) and an order of the kale and goat cheese dip ($8). I love kale. And I love goat cheese. This dip is a lot like the typical warmed spinach dip you'd fine just about anywhere, but it's kale. And goat cheese. And that makes it all the more delicious.

There are about a million beers to choose from at East Burn--something that makes my husband very happy--but I can't not order thew Bourbon Cheery Buck. Now that I know how amazing it is, there's no switching things up. It's just too good. The Bourbon Cheery Buck is made with Bulleit Bourbon, Black Cherry, Fresh Ginger, Lemon and Ginger Ale.

Service has always been good at East Burn. It sometimes takes a while to be seated because they can really fill up, but once you are seated you are well taken care of. That's just how it is.

There's no question about my return visits to East Burn. It's gonna happen.

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