Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Appetizers and drinks along Tenth Street

UPDATE: Django has since closed and is in the process of re-opening at 1420 Locust St in late summer 2018.
Left, a happy hour three cheese plate at Django, with Marcona almonds, grapes, marinated olives, fig jam, and crackers. Magnificent breaded onion rings, center. Liberally seasoned with smoked paprika. My fingertips smell delicious. Try the curry ketchup! Right, another happy hour plate of herbed goat cheese stuffed peppadews. Bliss for eighty cents a bite.

Making the louche: an absinthe cocktail at Django.

A delightful Funkwerks Raspberry Sour, center, briefly on tap at Django. If only sour candies could taste so good. Five buck Martinis with choice of vodka or gin during Django's happy hour. This one, on the right, with Tanqueray No. Ten.

Left, tasty trio of tacos. Half-off along with appetizers from 4-6 pm weekdays at Malo, a stone's throw east of Tenth. A slice of George's Favorite, right, from Centro. Best enjoyed on Half-Off Mondays when pizza and pours of Peroni are indeed half-off.

The petite happy hour version of Bubba's pimento cheese plate, left, with housemade buttermilk crackers, smoked pecan bacon crumbles and Bubba’s bread-and-butter pickles. The scoop of housemade pimento cheese could double as a wee cheese ball if rolled in pecans. Much firmer and dryer than the store bought variety. The crackers are quite good, the bacon is certainly delicious, and the pickles are exceptional. A great value for only five bucks! Deviled eggs, right, feature six small-sized hard-boiled eggs filled with a vinegary whipped yolk, dusted with paprika, and topped with an amazing pecan-smoked bacon. The smoky bacon balances off the tart-tasting yolks.

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