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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sometimes All You Need Is A Cocktail

     Our real intention was to go the Tuesday farmer's market on the square.  It is a lovely affair with beautiful fruits and vegetables and even some yummy food already prepared so you can eat a picnic on the grass or take it home for later.  You know the places....they are everywhere today!

However, the side tracking came when my friend suggested we go to EDK (better known as El Dorado Kitchen) a restaurant in the Hotel El Dorado right on the square in Sonoma (  

So to our surprise they have happy hour.  Please note:  according to Wikipedia, typically, "Happy Hour" it is in the late afternoon Monday through Thursday, sometimes Friday, usually taking place at some period between 4 PM and 7 PM.   This promotion is intended to boost business on what may otherwise be a slow day.   In most cases the "happy hour" lasts longer than a single hour.   This is exactly the time we were there!  
     And so began, our foray into the disovery of cocktail hour!  I have heard other friends (namely one from Denver--and you know who you are!) going off about how delightful the happy hour can be, but have never quite brought myself to indulge.  This Denver girl was particularly interested in not just drink, but simpler, lighter, more inexpensive food fare during this slow part of the early evening.   When most people are arriving home from work, Happy Hour has already started and is in full swing....what does that tell you.  Don't go home, go out to Happy your local restaurants! 
     As we are both light weights, our only drink consisted of a "huckleberry haze" and a mojito.   I am not sure I liked the mojito....rum is not one of my favorite drinks and her "huckleberry"...turned quickly into a "blueberry" since they were out of huckle....
Unfortunately, the drinks were a little disappointing.   So when it came time for another drink, we both noticed that it felt like there was much more alcohol in the glass of wine we were sharing!  Funny how that is.  
     Will we go back and partake in the happy hour experience again?  The $5 drink was nice, compared with the $12 glass of wine....yes, $12!  You can buy a bottle of white at TJ's for that!  However, it was fun to do something that I don't ordinarily do and with a friend.....what could be better? 

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