Thirsty Monk Does Food Happy Hour!
Ever since I returned from a trip to Portland, Oregon, I have lamented Asheville’s lack of a food happy hour. In Portland, many of the high end restaurants offer small samplings of their menu for $3-$6, from 4-6pm weeknights. The restaurants make a ton of money off of cocktail and wine sales, while the 20-somethings or others with lower income get to taste the gourmet food for a fun, snackable price. When in Portland, I fully embraced this phenomenon, and bellied up to the Happy Hour tables every evening I could.
Back in Asheville, I just know this would do wonders for upscale restaurants who may be struggling, because diners are spending more conservatively these days. Finally, I’m not the only one who agrees. The Thirsty Monk is now offering a food happy hour, week nights, from 4pm-6pm! Oh Joy! Last week I tried a soft-baked pretzel with mustard and a lamb slider, both $3 each! I’m going back to try their $6 poutine (pomme frites with melted blue cheese and stout gravy). So let’s all support Thirsty Monk’s brilliant new venture, in the hopes that more restaurants will try to lend us poor gourmets a helping hand.