During normal hours the McCormick & Schmick's in the US Bank Tower is a seafood restaurant with white table clothes and market price lobster. But between 3pm and 7pm, and then again between 9pm and 10pm, they offer a quite simply spectacular happy hour menu.
The $1.95 section of the menu includes quesadillas, chicken wings, a bunch other things, plus - crucially - the McCormick & Schmick's cheeseburger. That's a gigantic cheeseburger plus fries for exactly one US dollar and ninety-five cents. There's also a $5.95 section of the menu that includes things like pork sandwiches, calamari, and chicken nachos. We think that this is for people who don't know about the cheeseburger.
Downtown has gotten big enough that there are now even weekend happy hours, for those days when McCormick's stubbornly insists on being classy. Bar food can be had at Weiland Brewery, a downtown fixture with daily happy hours from 3pm till 7pm and from 10pm till closing. A little higher up the restaurant food chain, Wokcano also has a daily happy hour from 3pm-7pm. Even the upscale Ciudad - a downtown foodie destination that specializes in Cuban fare - has a Sunday happy hour from 4pm-9pm.
We only bring these to your attention because, in these tough economic times, it's important to make sacrifices.
· McCormick and Schmicks [Official Site]
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