Thursday, January 20, 2011

tidbit on the Seattle Times

tidbit bistro was featured on the Seattle Times!

On January 18th 2011, Tan Vinh wrote a great piece on tidbit bistro's Happy Hour. Many thanks to Tan Vinh for visiting us at tidbit bistro and for writing about us!
Please check the Seattle Times webpage or click here to read the full version of Tan Vinh's article (reported below for our records).

Happy Hour: Good deals on tapas, $1 drinks at Tidbit Bistro

Tidbit Bistro is a taste of Spain and Italy on small plates, located on the edge of Capitol Hill. But the main reason folks want to know about this place now is its $1 happy-hour drink menu with wine, gin-and-tonic and other well drinks.

But it's not a lets-get-smashed kinda place.

It's a casual tapas joint, menu safe and familiar. A tortilla española or a plate of chorizo and manchego cheese on the happy-hour docket one night. Maybe some crunchy morsels the next. Usually about seven happy-hour items are offered each day.

Tidbit does better with the simple, crunchy bar bites: some buttery ham-and-cheese sandwich wedges. Some sauteed mushrooms, parmesan and mozzarella on top of toast. If you're lucky, you'll pop in when arancini gets served during happy hour — deep-fried saffron risotto balls with gooey mozzarella in the middle.

That $1 drink menu: The table wines featured were surpringly better than many of those wine-by-the-glass happy hour deals at other bars. That $1 well-drink special also means you'll see a share of rum-and-coke and vodka tonic go down when happy hour rolls around.

Tidbit is comfort food, as simple as you can get. It's a good deal for bar bites on a budget, with enough $2-$4 crunchy or deep-fried bites to fortify you for several rounds of $1 drinks.

Tidbit Bistro, 1401 Broadway, offers happy hour Tuesdays-Fridays and on Sundays from 4-6 p.m., and again from 9 p.m. to closing on Tuesdays-Fridays. Specials include $1 glasses of wine and $1 well drinks, (gin, vodka and rum) and a rotating tapas menu and finger food (206-323-0840 or Free validated parking at underground garage off Broadway, shared with QFC.

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