Friday, January 20, 2012

Portland Happy Hour: Miss Delta

What: Miss Delta
Where: 3950 North Mississippi Avenue
When: 3-6pm daily, 10pm to close Sat & Fri
Honeys Heart: Black Eyed Pea dip

Miss Delta serves "Southern family favorites made from scratch" and, I have to say, they do it well. 

Doug and I started off our happy hour visit with two of Miss Delta's specialty cocktails which are $1 off during happy hour (beers too). I had a Cucumber Kamikaze ($7) made with cucumber-infused vodka, orange liqueur, fresh lime and simple syrup. Such a pretty little glass and the drink was very refreshing.

Doug had an Outlaw ($7) made with ginger-infused whiskey, fresh ginger, fresh lemonade, bitters and soda. Good flavor but the huge chunks of ginger floating around made it really hard to drink through the straw.

For food, we ordered Corn Fritters ($4) with green chili and black-eyed pea dip. These were delicious. The fritters were crispy on the outside and had whole kerns of corn in them and the black-eyed pea dip was creamy with the perfect amount of heat. And yes, I was eating the dip straight out of the bowl with a spoon. I would do it again too.

We also had Trashy Mac with Gumbo ($6.50). I'm usually a plain mac n cheese kinda gal, but I loved the addition of the gumbo- Miss Delta makes theirs with a roux, seafood broth, tomatoes, okra,
andouille sausage, shrimp, smoked chicken. Yum! (Except for the sausage... you know how I feel about andouille.)

Hopefully we'll make it back to Miss Delta soon to try some more items off their happy hour menu since the Pulled Pork Tacos ($6.50) and Chicken & Waffles ($7.50) sound mighty good as well. Brunch is supposed to be pretty tasty too.