In the never ending search for the city's best happy hour we stopped into Union Square's Tarallucci E Vino Friday night. It was about 5:30 and this lively little wine bar was already jam packed with people at all of tables and bar stools in front. It was about 90 degrees outside so I'm pretty sure the usual patio goers had passed up those outdoor seats in favor of some cold AC. In a move to beat the heat Mr. T and I went for our usual summer order of pink drinks; a dry Negroni and a crisp fruity rose.
We were heading to dinner in a few hours but looking at their bar menu I started having second thoughts. Eggplant Caponata with tomato and capers, Cashews, Peanuts and Pecans dusted with chili and sea salt, Blue Point Oysters; finally we decided to cave in and split an order of the Bufala Milk Ricotta.
Creamy Ricotta cheese spread thick atop grilled baguette then dressed with roasted grapes and sweet honey. This was the perfect little snack to complement our drinks and stave off hunger for a few more hours.
Happy Hour at Tarallucci E Vino runs Monday thru Saturday from 4:00-7:00 with wine, beer and Negroni's for $7.00 and a small menu of snacks under $5.00 a piece. Pink drinks, delicious cheese and great company- everything I could ask for in a great happy hour!
Tarallucci E Vino
15 East 18th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003