Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Portland Happy Hour: The Sudra

Last Wednesday Katie had planned to catch up with her wedding planner (3.5 months to go!) and I tagged along to their meet up at Stanford's so Katie and I could head straight to a new happy hour after. We were surprised to find out that for "Wine Wednesdays", Stanford's offers 1/2 off all bottles- so we obviously had to participate. Just $13 for a bottle, well if you insist!

From there we headed to The Ocean on NE Glisan to try The Sudra's late night happy hour starting at 9pm.

What: The Sudra
Where: 2333 NE Glisan St
When: Happy Hour 4 - 7pm, 9pm - Close Daily
Honeys Heart: Root Vegetables

You order at the register and then take a seat. Happy hour deals include $5 specials, $1 off all plates, $1 off all cocktails, wine, wells, drafts, and cans. We went for two of the $5 plates to share and each selected a cocktail and headed for our seat outside. During the nice weather their garage style door rolls up so the restaurant is open to the patio seating. Lovely setting!

Katie went for the Rikki Tikki Tavi ($7 on hh) with rum, New Deal ginger liqueur, cinnamon syrup, grapefruit and lemon juices, angostura bitters. Surprisingly strong on the cinnamon front, but still pretty refreshing.

I went for a slightly less spicy version of the King Louie ($9 on hh) with Cazadores Blanco, Hot Monkey vodka, combier orange, pineapple and lime juices, with a chile salt rim. I love how they use local spirits, like the Hot Monkey Vodka and New Deal Ginger Liqueur!

Per our server's recommendation, our first happy hour pick was Kale-Infused Dosa / Potato Masala / Black Eyed Pea Korma / Chutney ($5). It definitely needed a little salt, but after that bottle of wine from Stanford's I was feeling lazy.

Our second choice was the Root Vegetables / Anasazi Beans / Brown Basmati Rice / Cilantro-Lemon Sauce ($5). I think the root vegetables on this plate were my favorite item between the two plates. Super delish.

In the end, the plates were a great price and we felt like we were being semi-healthy with Sudra's focus on vegetarian fare... But I think if we were looking for crazy delicious, not just healthy Indian, Bollywood Theatre would definitely win out.