Screen Door: Small Prices and Small Bites

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This week, we're trying out the happy hour menu of Screen Door. Screen Door and the three other restaurants in One Arts Plaza -- Jorge's, Fedora's, Tei-An -- are offering $5 happy hour small dishes all day on Tuesdays.

Where: Screen Door, 1722 Routh St. When: 4-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays and all day Tuesdays The Scene: Happy hour is available outside on the patio and inside in at the bar. The Deal: $5 appetizers include pulled pork nachos, "Voodoo" cheddar popcorn, meatloaf sliders, fried green tomatoes, hummus and shrimp and grits. The Steal: If you just want a taste without spending all the dough, the shrimp and grits are the way to go. The Con: Portions are tiny compared with other restaurants' happy hour offerings. Eat: Fried green tomatoes. Skip: It seems bizarre spending $5 on cheddar popcorn, especially since Tillman's offers a truffle oil version for free. Lushworthy: The sangria changes daily.

The bottom line: Go to the Screen Door happy hour for a taste of each dish, but don't expect to get full. The free bread basket -- filled with goodies like scones and cornbread -- might help.

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