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Cocktails Anyone?

I’ve heard really great things about Southwark, both food and drink. Since we’d already eaten, we stopped by for their supposedly fabulous cocktails. The bar is pretty small, but there’s stools and some high top tables you can grab, if you’re lucky. They’ll make you pretty much anything, but they do have a drink menu with some signature cocktails. I thought my drink was great. They’re a bit pricey, but they’re made with love, they’re strong, and they’re worth it. R didn’t really end up drinking hers because she said it tasted like alcohol. Um, yeah, it’s made with alcohol!

We smelled lots of food while we were there. It totally makes us want to go eat there now! There seems to be lots of regulars here, as the bartenders always seemd to be saying hello to everyone knowing their names. This place is cool. Very old school. It seems like you’ve walked into a movie set, and I’m a big fan of being transported. Next time, I’ll report on the food!

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Dragonfish Happy Hour

After driving through Mount Rainier, a much better park than Olympic, I made my way south to Portland, Oregon. Once I got there, I went to a happy hour at Dragonfish Asian Cafe. Located downtown, it’s a pan asian joint. They have a sushi happy hour every day, twice a day.
Salmon katsu. What’s that? Salmon with panko breadcrums, deep fried, or maybe pan fried.
Hoisin BBQ ribs.
Caramel ginger chicken. Good, but there was hot ass mustard on the bottom of the plate. It damn near burned my nose off. And also big chunks of ginger. Man, they need to warn you about that stuff. But otherwise, a nice dish.
I also had an extremely strong drink that came in a coconut cup. So so strong I tell you. And also a spicy tuna roll and a california roll. This california roll was unlike any california roll I’ve ever had in my life. Conclusion? Sushi is different in the pacific northwest. The sushi here wasn’t that special. But the drinks make up for it. And it’s pretty cheap during the happy hour.
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Drinks And Wi Fi

We explored another Seattle neighborhood called Capitol Hill. After walking around in the rain (of course), we wanted to go to a coffee shop (which pretty much exist on every corner) and stopped in Liberty. Well, we thought it was a coffee shop, as it had wi-fi and couches. It turned out to be a bar that serves sushi. They also serve coffee during the day.
I really liked the vibe of this place. It was comfy, not snooty, and had luxurious couches. But I couldn’t figure out how this place makes money. There aren’t enough seats to pack em in, nor is it big enough to pack em in either. I wasn’t about to try the sushi either. It was being made by some weird looking white hipster all the way in the back. While we were there, which was in the middle of the day, there were only a handful of people there, all on their laptops. We’d never seen so many people at a bar staring into their computers. It was a bit weird.
We did partake in some beverages. A had a hoegaarden. There was no orange slice in it. That was disappointing. I had one of their special cocktails, the lady liberty. It was made with vanilla vodka, guava nectar, and blood orange puree. While it smelled delicious, it tasted like straight up booze. It took me awhile to drink it. And it tasted better as I drank along.

The service was great. She brought me water without me even asking. It was like she knew! And she gave us happy hour prices so it only ended up being $10. Score! The bartender was nice too. If they had a place like this in philly, I’d totally hang out here. But it would probably last like a month just because I don’t see it pulling in any dough.
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