Review time!! If you reside in Omaha I know you have to be familiar with Hiro 88! Hiro has 2 locations in Omaha, downtown and West Maple. The honey and I visited the West Maple location during Reverse Happy Hour (10pm-12am) When we looked at the menu we see that they add 18% Gratuity to your order. Doesn’t matter if its just you…or 8 people. Regardless they add 18% I don’t know about you guys….that didn’t make me Happy at all! My honey says that he doesn’t think they do that at the Downtown location. I’m still mad as I write this review. Overall the food was okay….not everything. I did enjoy my Pink Elephant though; I couldn’t even drink it all! I was getting a little tipsy. ;-) I give Hiro 2 smiles.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Ya girl did it y'all!!! I finally did a review outside of Omaha! Won't He do it!! I'm so thrilled to present to you Ray's In The City! Ray's has 3 locations in Georgia and today I'll be reviewing the Atlanta location on Peachtree. Ray's HH consist of 1/2 price small plates and $5 Absolute Martinis. Fresh SEAFOOD, Prime STEAKS, and Fine WINES is the motto. Since I was in the A! I wanted to sample everything peach! First drink of choice was the Georgia Peach Martini made with Absolute Peach, peach schnapps, and a splash of orange juice. Heaven in a glass I say. If I wasn't with my boss I would've ordered two! :) The small plates we sampled were Ray's " New Orleans" BBQ Shrimp (cajun style, BBQ butter sauce, boursin grit cake), Crispy Calamari ( tomato marinara and lemon aioli), and Ray's Blue Cheese Chips (house made potato chips, bacon, and blue cheese). Besides the shrimp everything was worth the price. During HH you only get three shrimp but hey it was good regardless. The Chips were my fav! I never thought blue cheese and homemade chips would be so delightful. My overall experience with Ray's was great. They have a lounge area with tvs so you can watch the Falcons game. On the other side of the restaurant is the dinning area, where its a little quiter for a candle light dinner with your boo. Rays is for anyone, as long as you abide by the Business Casual dress code. For my first review outside Omaha....I give Ray 4 Smiles. :)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Grey Plume!!! Located in the heart of Mid-Town Crossing across from the Marcus Theater. I know what you guys are probably thinking, "Allie always doing reviews in Mid-Town." Hey...I love Mid-Town Omaha and I can def say I love The Grey Plume!!! TGP offers discounted cocktails, wine by the glass, and top quality small plates for Happy Hour. HH is daily from 5pm to 7pm by the bar only, so get there early!!!
Have you ever heard of a "Palate Cleanser?" Normally during 5 course meals in between courses you're served some sort of sorbet. Before your meal arrives the Chefs serves you mousse for your palate cleanser. Whats in it I don't know, but what I do know it was good and I was ready for my meal!
I had the pleasure of enjoying the Nebraska Steelhead Trout Cake. My, my, my, my, my, my, that trout was sho' good!! hahaha! No but seriously, I've come across dried fish cakes in my day but not this one. What made this cake stand out was the refreshing citrus note at the end. At first you don't taste it then BOOM there it is. This dish was paired with preserved tomato aioli and a herb salad.....delish!!
Pear Bacon Chive Flatbread! Def a must try! I LOVED it!!!!!!! I can eat that bacon all day! The perfect ending to my Grey Plume experience was the Duck Fat Donut!!! This heavenly, divine, piece of goodness was EVERYTHING and more! I was expecting something savory but it was sweet and wonderful. I can talk about this donut all day but I won't cause you have to go try it for yourself!
The Grey Plume offers one of a kind experience. If you sit at the bar you can see the Chefs preparing your meal, you hear jazz in the background, and feel like your in someone's Chateau. On top of the 5 star service and food I give The Grey Plume 5 Smiles! ;-)
Friday, September 27, 2013
You see that guys?! I have 100+ followers! I'm so excited! When I first started HappyHourHappyGirl I just want to show my close friends whats out there in the Omaha area. Now...I want to show the nation. I want to travel state to state to visit restaurants and review their HH. I want to do videos on Youtube, interviews on CNN and Good Morning America. I, Allie want to do it ALL! Hey...maybe on day I'll have a weekly column in The New York Times or something. My dream will never get to big. ;-) I'm so excited...I can't wait to see what God has planned for me.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Salt 88!!! Located at 3623 N. 129th Street where Lava Jays used to be. I have nothing but great things to say about Salt. Upon entering I was amazed by the beautiful decor that Salt has to offer. Salt was giving me modern, chic, and rustic realness I love it! Salt's HH is daily from 3-6:30 pm and on Sunday its ALL DAY! The HH menu offers $5 Cocktails, $4 Wine by the glass, discounted beer and fabulous discounted small plates. As your guys may know I'm a mojito kind of girl!! I just had to order the Mango Mojito(Mango/Hypnotiq/Red Bull/ Tequila). I admire that the drink came in a Manson jar. I'm from the south honey and theres nothing like drinking out of a Mason jar. This cocktail was amazing and refreshing, I had to force myself not to order another! Lets talk food. I ordered the Swai Tacos and Goat Cheese Rangoon. Swai fish is mild in flavor, tender and flaky. Sometimes when you fry fish it can be heavy...not Salts I appreciated that it was light and delicate. I do wish the the taco overall had a little kick to it. I think it was lacking in flavor just a bit. I fell in love with the Goat Cheese Rangoon! Paired with sun dried tomato sauce it was perfect. Not Asian inspired at all but reminded me of a crunchy baguette with smooth cheese and sauce. I loved it. Overall I give Salt 88 4 smiles. I enjoyed myself can't wait to go back with friends and have a good time. Also if you're nice you may get cotton candy. ;-)
Saturday, August 31, 2013
"A Wine and Sprits Experince" is Brix's (pronounced bricks) motto. I must say the motto fits Brix to the tee cause honey....I definitely had an experience. Brix offers Omaha two locations, one in Modtown and Village Point. My HH buddy and I visited the Midtown location. Brix's HH offers $5 wine by the glass, $6 cocktails, discounted craft drafts, wells, and small plates. I had one glass of Stella Rosa Ross Sweet Red, the Cheese Burger Sliders and Cheese Curds. As a beginner in drinking wines I prefer something sweet. If you're like me Stella is your best bet for a red wine. I loved it! The sliders were delicious. If you like your burger well done, make sure you tell your waiter ahead of time because mine came out medium rare. Now lets talk cheese curds! I was expecting heavy breaded mozzarella balls but I was wrong. It was light, airy and delightful. Paired with roasted red pepper sauce ans top with sweet savory bacon marmalade. Brix is a great place hang with your girls, drink a couple glasses of wine and reminisce about the good ol days....or talk about how ol girl is having an affair with her boss. Regardless you're going to have a great time I promise. One last thing about.Brix that I love amd can't wait to go back is throughout the store they have wine dispensing systems! Basically you put money on a card, slide the card thru the system and try as many different wines as you like! Its def an experience that you'll want to try. I give Brix 4 smiles. :)