New Happy Hour Menu for Happy Hour Pal: The Safehouse. Honolulu, Hawaii

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New #happyhour on Happy Hour Pal’s website & apps! Check out The Safehouse located inside The Republik.

$3 Drafts, House Wines, Wells, $2 off Signature Cocktails $2 off food & more! The Safehouse #pauhana menu: www.happyhourpal.com/thesafehouse

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Happy Hour Menu

DRINKS

Wells $3.00
House Wine $3.00
Beers $3.00
Signature Cocktails $2.00 OFF

FOOD

Gorg Fries $6.00
Seasoned Waffle Fries Drizzled with Gorgonzola Sauce and Crumbles
Cheese Curds $8.00
Wisconsin Yellow Cheddar Cheese Curds, Beer Battered and Fried
Greek Salad $5.00
Kalamata Olives, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumber, Mixed Greens, Tossed in a Red Wine Vinaigrette, Topped With Pita and Feta Crumbles
Cheese Bread $6.00
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Brushed, House Cheese Blend, Marinara
Juicy Lucy Inspired Bar Burger $11.00
Serrano and Chipotle Pepper Infused Burger, Filled with Mexican 3 Cheese Blend with House Cut Fries
Safehouse Sliders $10.00
Pork: Slow Cooked BBQ Pork with Cranberry Slaw on Hawaiian Sweet Bread
Safehouse Sliders $11.00
Beef: Ground Chuck, Havarti, and Pickle n Tomato Skewer
Safehouse Sliders $11.00
Chicken: Thinly Pounded Breast, Parmesan Crusted, House Made Marinara, Mozzarella, Mixed Greens
Pizza Republik $9.00
Veggie: Red Sauce, Caramelized Onion, Confit Tomato, Grilled Zucchini, Mushroom, Arugula, and Buffalo Mozzarella. Add-Ons: Pepperoni, Sausage, Onion
Pizza Republik $10.00
Kalua Pork-BBQ sauce, Pineapple, Mango, Red Onion, Cilantro, Jack and Mozzarella. Add-Ons: Pepperoni, Sausage, Onion
Ribeye Skewers $13.00
Secret Marinade Ribeye, with Onion, Peppers, and Mushrooms
Fries $4.00
Tajin, Salt and Pepper, or Garlic. Sampler (all three choices): $12
Wonton Tacos $12.00
Spicy Ahi: Fresh Ahi Tossed with Creamy House Spice Mix, Asian Slaw, and Avocado
Wonton Tacos $9.00
The Other White Meat: Onion, Cilantro, Avocado/Jalapeno Sauce, Cotija
Edamame $4.00
Served Spicy or Salty
Drumettes $11.00
Traditional Buffalo or Angry Korean Marinade
Toasted Ravioli $7.00
Just Like the Italian’s Never Made Them, Cheese filled, Breaded and Fried, Served with House Red Sauce
Bacon Wrapped Hotdog $4.00
BACON Makes Everything Better, Grilled Onions and Peppers, Spicy Aioli
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The fountain of youth

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The Beverly Hillbillies loved their moonshine.  Miss Jane was the first to state that moonshine is the fountain of youth, and granny called her shine a cure all.   Since then there have been numerous accounts of “moonshine medicine” helping folks stay healthy and limber, such as, South Carolina farmer Perry or some of the Moonshiners’ forum writers.

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Moonshine isn’t the only thing with infamous health benefits.  I think almost everyone knows the phrase an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  So, I got a brilliant idea to combine the fountain of youth with apples to keep the doctor away.  I have two recipes to stay healthy, limber, and young while still catching a buzz.

Moonshiner

1 ½ oz moonshine (nothing too smoky or flavored)

½ oz vanilla simple syrup

¼ oz all spice dram

Apple juice

Splash cranberry juice

To make the vanilla simple syrup you will need a vanilla bean, vanilla extract, sugar, and water.  One vanilla bean will make up to one cup of simple syrup.  Add equal parts water and sugar (no more than one cup) to a pot over medium high heat.  Once the sugar is dissolved and the vanilla extract and the vanilla bean cut in half lengthwise.  Let it simmer for about five minutes and then remove from heat.  Once it is cooled remove the bean and scrap all the vanilla from the inside.  If it gets clumped in the syrup just shake well in a sealed container.

Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice.  Use more apple juice than, almost a 3:1 ratio.  Pour into a glass and enjoy.  If you would like to garnish this, I recommend an apple slice.

Apples a la mode

1 ½ oz moonshine (nothing too smoky or flavored)

½ oz vanilla simple syrup

¼ oz all spice dram

Slice of leftover apple pie

A la mode is a French phrase that translates to “of the world.” So, although this recipe doesn’t include ice cream it is most definitely going to be a favorite way to consume your leftover apple pie.

Put all the ingredients into a blender.  Once smooth pour into a glass and enjoy.  I like to serve this with a wedge of cheddar cheese on the rim.  The salty cheese is a nice contrast to the sweet drink, and in some parts of America apple pie is served with cheddar cheese.

By Krystle Turkington for Happy Hour Pal

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Whiskey Tea by Krystle Turkington

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It has been unseasonably cold this April.  Temperatures all around the United States have been rivaling all-time lows.  For instance, this April in Dallas, Texas the low 40˚F spring air might break the record lows of 1995 (dfw.cbslocal.com).  So, to help get through this chilly spring I’m posting a warm alcoholic beverage to sip on!

Whiskey

Whiskey Tea

1 ½ oz Jameson whiskey

½ oz honey

1 slice lime, lemon, and orange

1 black tea bag

1 cinnamon stick

Hot water

Steep the black tea according to the instructions.  Make sure you do not squeeze the bag when you remove it.  This releases lots of tannins from the leaves and will make your drink bitter.  Squeeze each citrus into the tea and drop the slices in.  Stir with the cinnamon stick and steep the citrus for about 3 minutes.  Remove the slices and if the water is not hot enough just reheat in the microwave for less than a minute.  Add honey and whiskey.  Stir and serve with the cinnamon stick.

Not only is this drink delicious, but this is also my family’s secret remedy to a sore throat and the common cold. So, if it isn’t cold in your home town safe this recipe for the next time you are feeling under the weather.

By Krystle Turkington

Food & Wine: Happy Hour Picks

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America’s Best Happy Hours!

It’s Tax Season, which means you either are cursing Uncle Sam for slicing off too much of your income or thanking him for that fat rebate check. Either way: It’s a good time to think about being more frugal in the coming year.

To help you stay on budget, we’ve put together a list of some of the most delicious happy hours in the country. Far better than the usual two-for-one draughts and free bowls of sweaty snack mix, these fantastic restaurant specials include terrific finger foods, pristine oysters and craft cocktails for less.—Justine Sterling

Food & Wine goes way beyond mere eating and drinking. We’re on a mission to find the most exciting places, new experiences, emerging trends and sensations.

Link: http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/americas-best-happy-hours

Photo: Hogs & Rocks, San Francisco
Tags: www.thedailydish.com & Food & Wine

Happy Hour 101: Tips For Restaurants (Built-In Purse Hooks)

BUILT-IN PURSE HOOKS

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purse hook (also known as a handbag hook or handbag hanger) is a type of hook meant to secure a purse or handbag to a table or bar. The practical uses are numerous; hanging a purse, bag, groceries, umbrella or any item that can be hung and needs to be kept close.

Why Women Want Them In Your Establishments:

  1. Superstition: In certain parts of the world, there is a superstition that a woman will lose all of her money if she puts her purse on the floor.
  2. Brings Added Value: Carrying coats and purses around while trying to enjoy a drink is never fun! Simple hooks are an (affordable) amenity that people really do value!
  3. To Avoid Theft: It Happens, Keep The Ladies Safe!
  4. Unfortunate Alternatives: Slippery Chair-Backs, Floors, Obtrusive Door Knobs, Our Laps.

Source: Wikipedia

Happy Hour Pal: Free App for Saving Money in Honolulu and Portland

Happy Hour Pal is your guide to all things happy hour! Our FREE GPS-based app provides up-to-date happy hour information straight from the businesses. Happy Hour Pal is managed by the establishments owners/managers to provide you happy hour menus, daily specials, maps/directions, basic information, and more!

Search happy hour specials by food, drink, time, and/or location. Easily share information with friends via text/email and invite them to meet-up! Earn rewards by checking into a location (after ten check-ins, members can redeem their points for a $10 discount at a participating business).

BONUS: Get 5 points now just for downloading the app!

Current Major Cities: Honolulu, Portland

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America’s Best Cities for Happy Hour: CNBC

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In the midst of a long and stressful work week, many Americans find respite in casual drinks with coworkers. Not only can ‘happy hour’ take the edge off, but socializing with coworkers after office hours can lead to improved team collaboration, productivity and organization.

Although happy hour certainly has its benefits, some cities around the country are significantly more conducive to food and drink specials than others.

Here Are a Few of the Top 12 List (Click Here for Full List)

  • Phoenix, Arizona: he city is heavily influenced by Mexican culture and although tequila and margaritas are in no short supply, the city hosts a wide variety of happy hour selections to help cool off from the desert heat.
  • Orland, Florida: More than just home to SeaWorld and Disney, Orlando is an important economic center for the region and hosts over 150 international companies, opening up a range of opportunities for happy hours to thrive.
  • Denver, Colorado: Denver and its surrounding area is home to a large number of local and national breweries, ranking 1st in the nation in beer production per capita and second in number of total brew houses.
  • Seattle, Washington: Although Seattle is best known for coffee, the city is also a great place for other types of beverages, especially those enjoyed during happy hour.
  • San Diego, California: San Diego ranks third in the nation for happy hour, thanks largely to the city’s 16 1/2 block Gaslamp Quarter – San Diego’s dining, entertainment and urban shopping district – which boasts more happy hours per square mile than any other neighborhood in the country.

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39057498

Photo: Nisian Hughes | Stone | Getty Images