Monday, April 07, 2014

Remedy Wine Bar

733 NW Everett Street
Daily Antidote: 3 - 6 PM
remedywinebar.com

We first stopped by Remedy Wine Bar with a pack of food bloggers and the ladies of Little Green Pickle. That was back before they offered happy hour. We loved the beverage-first concept and enjoyed the Tuesday Night Flights, but are far more keen on the discounts that apply during happy hour. Now that it's available, we knew it was time to go back. (That, and I'd been craving those Cheezy Bits for a very, very long time.)


It is most fitting that they would dub their happy hour the Daily Antidote. All of the names are a play on the original use of the building. The story is printed on the back of the menu and is definitely worth the read. At Remedy, the Daily Antidote is available from 4 to 6 PM, Monday through Thursday, and from 3 to 6 PM on Friday and Saturday. Discounts are available on wine by the glass, the "Lowtail" of the day, the daily snack, and a current selection of cheese. Prices aren't unreasonable on the regular menu, so if the daily snack isn't what you were craving--maybe an order of those Cheezy Bits--the other options are all well-worth the full amount.

We were there just after opening on one of those days when the sun breaks lasted long enough to open the windows overlooking the Park Blocks. It was gorgeous and will only get better as the temperature continues to climb. They've really done a great job with the look and feel of Remedy. This place is classy but so very comfortable, too.


Although I knew I could trust the discounted glass of red ($6) to be a good one--this place is known for pouring the best--I was all about trying the "Lowtail" of the day. I remember the mention of the low-alcohol wine-cocktail when we were here before and was eager to give it a go. There are a number available on the regular menu (priced between $8 and $10) but the daily showcase is just seven bucks.



The Cheezy Bits are dangerously addicting. Dangerous not only because you are likely to finish a bowl and want to order three more but because you could easily lose friends fighting over the last bit in the bowl. They are surprisingly soft and generously dusted with the most amazing Rogue River Blue Cheese powder.


We also ordered the white bean dip...since it was the discounted snack of the day. I love the texture and the grilled bread that accompanies it. Unlike so many places, the amount of bread matched the size of the dish perfectly.

Although we didn't have the same "meet the owners" experience this time around, we still learned an equal amount about the wines being served and received the same care and attention.

Food: Exceeds (Order the Cheezy Bits!)
Drinks: Meets
Service: Meets
Ambiance: Meets
Value: Meets

-b


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