Tonight (Tuesday, March 16, 2010), Pour House opens its doors to you.
Tonight only, opening time will be 6 p.m. Starting tomorrow, the hours will be as follows:
Sunday – Wednesday: 4 p.m. to midnight
Thursday – Saturday: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
I dropped in at Pour House this morning and met with the enthusiastic and welcoming owners, Erik Knutson and Jay Farias.
Erik and Jay hope to create a comfortable neighborhood space that “makes people happy.” The menu, created by Chef Matt Krutenat, features “elevated comfort food,” and much of it is locally sourced. A $5 happy hour menu will be available 4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. until closing.
The Pour House is divided into two spaces: a 21-and-over cocktail lounge and an all-ages section catering to neighborhood families. At 9 p.m. the all-ages area becomes 21-and-over.
An outdoor seating area will also soon be available.
A peek at the menu reveals Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers, Manilla Clams, Cabernet-Braised Short Ribs, Fried Calamari, a Trio of Sliders, Dungeness Crab Spring Rolls, Seared Ahi Salad, Roasted Pepper & Portabello Salad, New York Steak, Alaskan Salmon, Chorizo-stuffed Chicken Breast, and Pan-seared Halibut.
And for vegetarians: Eggplant & Portabello Napoleon, Four Cheese Macaroni, Grilled Cheese & Spicy Tomato Soup, and Roasted Pepper & Portabello Salad.
Green Salad, Mashed Potatoes, House Fries, and Veggies will be available as sides.
The house cocktail offerings feature Aranciata, Brooklyn, Pink Lady, Pour House Lemonade, Spanish, and St. Germain cocktails. The wine list includes several Washington wines. A locally-focused micro-brew list will also be available.