Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tacoma Happy Hour: Stanley and Seaforts

Posted by Kelly

What: Stanley and Seaforts
Where: 115 E. 34th St, Tacoma, WA 98404
When: Mon-Fri 3-6pm, 9-close & Sat-Sun 2-6pm, 9-close

I know I have been a little MIA on the blog, so this is the first of many new posts. I have been good at going to new restaurants, but bad about writing about it!

Last time I visited Jen, and her fabulous roomies, in Tacoma we went to one of her favorite happy hours, Stanley and Seaforts. The drinks were good, and also discounted which is always a plus, and the food was great. Stanley and Seaforts has a beautiful view of the sound and is a "classy" restaurant, so thank goodness for happy hours so we could afford to enjoy it!

Jenna, Jenna, Me and Shelby. Love these girls! 

Jen and I started with Cranberry Mojitos, while Blonde Jenna (she's actually the tall brunette in the pic, but she was blonde!) opted for the Pomegranate Margarita. Both drinks were part of the $4 drink special menu, so of course I ended up having two!

 Stanley and Seaforts begins your happy hour experience with a basket of garlicky, buttery, herby bread. Yes please!

While we snacked on that we looked over the large, diverse, and delicious appetizer menu which is all half off, allowing the four of us to order a variety of items. Since they had all been here before we ordered a favorite, the Classic Sampler ($14.50) with is a tower of crab and artichoke dip, teriyaki tenderloin, and chili-smoked tiger prawns. Quite a terrific tower! It was all delicious, but the tenderloin is a definite favorite!

To accompany our sampler we ordered the Sweet Potato Fries ($3) and since calamari had been recalled in the area at the time, we went with our waitress' suggestion of Warm Brie with Macadamia Nut Crust ($6).

You can't really go wrong with fries, they weren't the best I've ever had, but they were fries.

The brie received mixed reactions. The balsamic glaze was sweet, and the cheese was warm. I didn't love it at first, but it grew on me....I generally don't complain about cheese! Not sure that it will be ordered again next time, but it was worth the try.

Here's the menu, we will definitely be back when I return to Tacoma!