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A lifestyle blog with a focus on my food adventures

Just thought that I would post some information about ‘happy hour’ specials in the Boston area:

Mortons: 699 Boylston at Exeter

Beer – $5 Sam Adams Seasonal, Budweiser, Bud Light, Heineken, Heineken Light

Wine – $6 BV Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon, Canyon Road Chardonnay, Cavit Pinot Grigio, Columbia Crest Merlot, Montevina White Zinfandel

Mortinis & Cocktails – $7
Power Hour Cosmo, Power Hour Gin or Vodka Mortini, Power Hour Mojito, Power Hour Jim Beam Manhattan, Power Hour Palm Beacher

Bar Bites Specially priced Daily from Open – Close

$6 Iceberg Wedge Bites, Blue Cheese Steak Fries, Chicken Goujonettes

Mini Crab Cake BLT’s, Smoked Salmon Pizza, Three Prime Cheeseburgers, Four Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches

Oysters on the Half Shell and Colossal Shrimp Cocktail also available
And make sure to leave room for Morton’s Prime Burger and French Fries for only $15! A mouth-watering meal at Morton’s at a price you’ll love!
**’Power Hour’ pricing and Morton’s Prime Burger available in the bar only. Pricing and availability subject to change. Call for more details.


Splash Ultra Lounge 150 Kneeland Street near South Station

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED: event lasts from 5pm-10pm

RUSH HOUR: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (buffet from 6-9pm)

Famous marinated steak tips, king crabmeat lollipops, sliders, fresh pasta, buffalo wings, free billiards on a fabulous roof deck

LADIES NIGHT: Wednesdays 3 course dinner from 5pm-10pm

Diva Indian Bistro: 246 Elm Street Somerville

Dollar tapas at the bar from 3pm-7pm They don’t say what those items are online, but you an look at their full menu online at their website.

The MET Bar and Grill: Locations at Legacy Place Mall in Dedham, Natick Collection Mall in Natick

$1 mini burgers at the bar and lounge Monday-Friday from 4pm-6pm upgrade to featured mini burgers for $2

**offer valid with the purchase of a beverage

Their sister restaurant The Metropolitan Club offers great deals as well in Chestnut Hill

Monday: $4.99 burgers from 6pm-10pm featuring a sampling from the MET burger bar: The DC-American cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, sesame seed bun; The Manhattan-Swiss, mushrooms, bacon, MET special sauce, sesame seed bun; The Mexico City-guacamole, charred tomato salsa, cilantro, jalapeno, sesame seed bun.

Taco Tuesdays: $6 for 3 (of the same kind) Beef short rib-charred onion, coca cola, jalapeno, crispy corn shell; pork carnitas-roasted pineapple, chipotle, cilantro, grilled white corn tortillas; tuna tartare-hand cut yellow fin, carrot ginger slaw, crispy yellow corn shell; slow roasted salmon belly-pedro’s avocado salsa, coffee, crispy corn shell; prime skirt steak-pico de gallo, guacamole, ancho mayo, grilled flour tortillas.

Wednesday: Twin Lobster $24.99 (while supplies last)

Thursday: Steak Frites $17.95 per person- country club cut sirloin and crispy show string potatoes

Sunset Hour at the MET bar: Tuesday – Sunday 4:30-6:30pm for small bites and appetizers for $4 and cocktails for $6

Sundays: TW’s chicken dinner-$15.95 per person, buttermilk fried, bbq or whole roasted chicken for 2; house salad with a choice of side (french fries, sweet potato fries, garlic spinach, butter and cream mashed potatoes, mac and cheese or malt waffle)

KO Prime at 90 Tremont Street in the Nine Zero Hotel

Tuesday and Wednesday night: All you can eat prime rib for $29.95

Prime Time from 5-7pm and 9-11pm at the BAR

KO Chex mix  with chili spice rub $2, Olives with herb marinade $2; pressed prime rib sandwich with Carolina red sauce $5; calamari with shishito peppers and yuzu aioli $5; pulled chicken slider with crunchy onions, house made pickles and bbq sauce $5; white grape martini with white grape juice, simple syrup and stoli vodka $5; daily selection of wine by the glass $5; PBR Tallboy $4

Gari Sushi at 187 Harvard Ave Brookline

Maki Madness every Sunday  $4.50 per roll CASH ONLY MINIMUM OF $15 PER PERSON (total including drinks, apps, etc) 28 choices of sushi

They also have lunch specials $8.95 for two rolls, miso soup and salad

Closed Mondays-see website for sushi specials

Masa located at 439 Tremont Street in Boston

Offers $1 tapas or a $10 combo plate

From 5pm-7pm 50 cent tapas and all night on Thurdays

Selections include: Sweet potato and artichoke hear croqueta, huevo duro y papa carnitas, pulled pork and monteray jack spring roll, jalapeno polenta fray and queso frito, queso fundido jalapeno empanada, grille chorizo, habanero meatball, shredded chicken taquito, shrimp cocktail, and pozole jicama and carrot slaw

Grendels Den at 89 Winthrop Street in Cambridge

From 5pm-7pm every night and from 9-11:30 Sunday-Thursday everything on the food menu is 1/2 price. You must have a $3 minimum per person for food orders and it is only offered inside, not outdoors on the patio.

Monday-Friday 11:30-3pm lunch specials for $4.95: French Dip sandwich, hamburger, cheeseburger or garden burger, half sandwich of the day with soup or salad, garden greek or caesar salad with grilled chicken shrimp or tofu, soup of the day and salad. Daily Specials: Monday Turkey and Havarti, Tuesday Pasta with Pesto, Wednesday Lala’s grilled chicken, Thursday spinach pie with rice pilaf, Friday chicken breast sandwich.

McCormick and Schmick’s located at 34 Columbus Avenue Boston

Tuesday-Friday 3:30-6:30pm; Tuesday-Thursday 9-midnight; Friday 10pm-midnight

$1.95: Chicken and biscuits, spinach and artichoke dip, spicy rice balls, hummus with pita chips; $2.95 half pound cheeseburger with fries; $3.95 chicken quesadilla, Rhode Island stuffies, buffalo wings, steamed mussels; $4.95 sloppy joe sliders, oysters florentine, seafood cakes, bangers and mashed


Tuesday they offer $1 oysters, Thursday is Sushi and sake night. Check out their drink specials.

Noir located at 1 Bennett Street in Cambridge

$5 Flatbread, $4 sandwich, $3 snack and a a drink special

Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-8pm; Saturday-Monday 5pm-11pm $6 beverage minimum

menu changes weekly

Blue Ginger located at 583 Washington Street in Wellesley

They offer a noodle bar at lunch time on the weekdays

Opened on March 30th, the Blue Ginger Noodle Bar offers a casual, quick lunch menu in the Blue Ginger Lounge. The noodle menu features Ming’s take on the classic Ramen and Stir Fried Noodles, offering 3 different  Ramen noodle soups and 3 stir fry dishes. Each served with our house pickled salad all for $12.00.

No reservations are taken for the lounge, just drop in for a soul satisfying bowl of noodles.  Enjoy Blue Ginger Noodle Bar on the go, our menu is also available for take-out.

Monday – Friday, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Ramen Noodle Soups
Served with Jicama, Chinese broccoli, bean sprouts and scallions

House Miso Ramen
White Miso and Caramelized Onion Broth with Sliced Pork or Chicken

Spicy Pork Miso Ramen
Red Miso and Sambal Broth with Spicy Ground Pork and Sliced Pork

Stir Fried Noodles
Served with carrot, bell pepper, onion, cabbage and scallions with Shrimp or Chicken

Ramen Noodles and Garlic-Ginger-Tamari Sauce

Pad Thai
Rice Noodles, Scrambled Egg, Tamarind Sauce and Peanuts

Indonesian Curry
Shanghai Noodles, House Curry Paste and Peanuts

Noodles are all served with house pickles

Malai located at 266 North Main Street in Randlph

They have a lunch buffet on Wednesday and Thursday-all you can eat from 11:30am-2:30pm. I haven’t been there in some time-but I remember them having an excellent Thai buffet.

28 DegreesLocated in the South End, 28 Degrees has a great vibe and has a great outdoor eating area. They offer incredibly creative cocktails including the popular Blue Basil Martini. They offer $2 Oysters from 5-close every night! Grab a drink a slurp down some ocean goodness!

Rialto Restaurant – These guys offer local and incredibly fresh Island Creek Oysters for $1 ea. on Monday’s from 5:30 until they are gone! They are located in Cambridge.

Turner Fisheries – What a better way to kick off the weekend then with $1 Oyster Friday’s! They offer an assortment of East Coast Oysters. They also have some great daily deals which can be found here.

Rialto in the Charles Hotel in Cambridge offers $1 oyster night on Mondays. They are located at 1 Bennett Street in Harvard Square

Myers and Chang-Mondays and Tuesdays are cheap date night

If you are:
a. hit hard by the crummy economy
b. not yet sure if you like your date enough to spring for dinner at Radius
c. cheap, ummm…frugal!
d. married
e. all of the above
f. or maybe just above the whole money thing

Head on over to M+C for Cheap Date Night every Monday and Tuesday!  We have a range of different menus all for $40 per couple – that’s right, that’s $20 per person – with all of the M+C favorites.

Oyster Oblivion every Sunday!
8-10 pm
$1 oysters (lim 12 pls)
$1 Pabst Blue Ribbon tall boys

$9.95 Early Riser All Inclusive Brunch Special
Offer good from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Sunday
and 10am to 3pm Saturday!

Cinnamon Swirl Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Choice of:

chef’s special omelet
served with homefries & choice of toast

smoked salmon Scramble
house cured salmon, crème fraiche, scallions, homefries & choice of toast

b-52 french toast
orange marmalade, maple syrup and smoked bacon

Served with:
Fresh Squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Juice
House Coffee and Tea

Blu: 4 Avery Street, Boston

A Bargain for Every Day of the Week from Blu

These days, there’s a reason to make for the bar at Blu any day of the week. Chef Kathleen Smith has a different special planned for every weekday: pop in on Mondays for $4 flatbreads; on Tuesdays tacos are just $5; $4 sliders are the order of the day on Wednesdays; on Thursdays skewers can be yours for $5 each; and on Fridays freshly shucked oysters are there for the taking for $2 apiece. Pick your special or pick your day of the week and get to Blu for a bite at the bar. Call 617.375.8550 for more information.

I’ll keep adding to the list as I come upon new places, but feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comment section-happy eating!

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