Saturday, February 23, 2019

Happenin’ Happy Hour: Coastal Kitchen

A stalwart of the Capital Hill scene, Coastal Kitchen now boasts one of the best oyster bars in town featuring an impressively varied range of options such as the Naked Roy from Totten Inlet to the Shigoku of Bay Center. The best part? Daily from 10p-Midnight, these oysters can be caught for the bargain price of $1.25 each.

Oyster Selection at Coastal Kitchen. Photo Credit: Erina Malarkey

Oyster Selection at Coastal Kitchen. Photo Credit: Erina Malarkey

Must Have Eats: When at the raw bar, you’re best to stay raw. The selection of oysters offer something for everyone, with flavors ranging widely from creamy and buttery to tangy, subtle, salty, and more. Prices vary but you’re looking at about $3 per or $15 per half dozen. The Tuna Carpaccio ($12.95) is exceptional; thinly sliced ahi that is then drizzled with Sicilian extra virgin olive oil and finished with a herb salad tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. Simple, yet delivering complex flavors, this is a must try. Don’t bother with the fried calamari, which while perfectly adequate at $9.25 definitely isn’t up to the standard of some of the other dishes on the menu.

Try the Happy Hour martini. Perfect with oysters on the half shell. Photo Credit: Erina Malarkey

Try the Happy Hour martini. Perfect with oysters on the half shell. Photo Credit: Erina Malarkey

Must Have Drinks: The Happy Hour drink menu features the classics. $4 wine & drafts, $5 well drinks, and $6 martinis & manhattans. The wines rotate, but are generally more mild making them a suitable if not altogether memorable pairing with a broad selection of food items. The martini is technically very accurate and clean in flavor in presentation.

Happy Times: 3pm to 6pm daily | Oyster Happy Hour 10pm to midnight daily (includes drink specials)

The Inside Scoop: Coastal Kitchen also does a spectacular breakfast menu, served daily from 8a – 3p and featuring deliciousness such as a Salmon Scramble with Alder-smoked wild King salmon, cream cheese and avocado ($12.25) or Coastal Pancakes ($6.75) with assorted options such as buttermilk, hazelnut-cinnamon, or blueberry.

Coastal Kitchen | 429 15th Ave E, Seattle| (206) 322-1145

About Erina Malarkey

Erina is a born and raised East Coast gal and the author of the popular blog, Shut Up & Cook. Known for capturing the life, trials, tribulations, and adventures of the every woman in the kitchen, she has brought to life the notion of the Attainable Gourmet, through her honest, raw, and unapologetic writing style. A shameless foodie by night and by day, she loves nothing more than an epic meal shared over many hours with good company. When not whipping up culinary delights in her Columbia City kitchen she can be found horseback riding, running with her mastiff or pitbull, or singlehandedly reviving JetBlue stock with her frequent trips back to Boston. Find Erina on Twitter at @ShutUpNCook.
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