Each week, Happy Eating highlights a different restaurant happy hour food menu. This week, we clean ourselves up for a jaunt to the Crescent Court.
Where: Palomino Restaurant and Bar, 500 Crescent Court, Ste. 165 When: All day, everyday in the bar. Hours are 11a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Scene: Dallas aristocracy, men in sports jackets, women in Chanel. The décor stikes one as a men's clubby Cheesecake Factory. During the week, it's slow, but Thursdays and Fridays see a fair share of after-work drinkers. The Deal: $6 pizzas, $8 flatbreads, reduced prices on appetizers. The Steals: Thin-crust pizzas can cost upwards of $15 in the dining room, so $6 is a steal. Under $10 appetizers include Dungeness crab and artichoke dip, calamari, meatballs and Tuscan bean dip. The Con: Parking. Valet is $5, but there is also pay-by-the-hour self-parking.
Eat: Manila clams for $9. The bowl of clams swim in a buttery white wine sauce and are accompanied by a Parmesan crostini. Skip: Prosciutto flatbread is a salt bomb. It's unfortunate that prosciutto, pecorino sardo and white truffle oil can combine for such a fail. Lushworthy: Cranberry mojito.
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The bottom line: Parking is a bummer. Everything we tried was a tad too salty. All day, everyday happy hour seemed too good to be true, after all.