Tucked away in the little stretch of Seattle that is east of Ballard and west of Green Lake exists the Stumbling Goat Bistro, that while filling its duty as a neighborhood watering hole also turns out creative, seasonally inspired dishes and some of the best cocktails in town.
Must Have Eats: The Happy Hour menu is long and generous, featuring a collection of options off the regular menu including a Soup of the Day ($4/cup, $7/bowl), Gougères aka Warm Cheese Puffs ($3) made daily by their in-house pastry chef, and Calamari sautéed in Olive Oil, Capers, Tomato, Garlic, and Chili Flakes ($6).
Must Have Drinks: While the Happy Hour bites are good, the Happy Hour drinks are great, and worth a trip in and of themselves. Over eight signature cocktails are offered for only $6 a piece and include delights such as The Moulin Rouge made with Fresh Washington raspberries and Lillet Rosé, Prosecco. I dare you to try and have just one. And while the Chile-Lime Margarita made with Fire Roasted Poblano and Jalapeno Chile Infused Tequila, and Fresh Sweet and Sour is not on the Happy Hour menu, it is worth every penny of its $12 price tag. One sip will leave you pining for more and offering all sorts of bribes to try and get the bartender to spill the trade secret behind it. [Editors note: Don’t bother, we already tried.]
Happy Times: 4-6pm Tuesday-Sunday
The Inside Scoop: With a pastry chef that whips up fresh breads daily, the bread basket at Stumbling Goat is not one you want to turn down. The Fladenbrot, or Turkish Flatbread is particularly excellent and worth asking for specifically.
Stumbling Goat Bistro | 6722 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle| (206) 784-3535