Happy Hour

Sometimes going out for drinks after a long week is just what I need. This past Friday was one of those evenings, so my husband and I went to Mezzaluna, a new restaurant that opened recently in Fargo.

I like it’s ambience. There’s an old chandelier that looks like it must be from the 1930s or before. It’s swanky without feeling stuffy. There’s a lounge area with swishy chairs and couches, a stylish bar serving only top shelf, and a dining area with those padded booths that look like half oyster shells. It’s cool.

But we’re trying to save money, so we got there before happy hour ended and sat at the bar. I ordered an Italian Job cocktail — Grey Goose, Limoncello, mint, and Prosecco — and my husband had a Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. They were tasty. Happy hour was still going for another five minutes, and we were hungry, so we ended up getting a cheese plate and crab cakes before the discount ended.

The food was so tasty. There was a strawberry on our cheese plate that tastes just the way a vine-ripe strawberry should taste. These folks have a good supplier and even better chefs and bartenders. We’ll definitely be going back for happy hour again.