Lemon Bar: Ah, to be Young and Full of Chicken Wings
This week we set our sights on the happy hour offerings of Uptown's popular Lemon Bar--not the place to go if you are interested in low key.
Where: Lemon Bar
When: Monday-Friday, 4:00 p.m.-7 p.m.
The Scene: Bar seating only, loud music, flat screens showing sports, pretty people.
The Deal: Half off of appetizers, including calamari, chicken wings, and Gorgonzola waffle fries, fried jalapenos, fried pickles.
The Steals: Shrimp cocktail for $5. The sauce is spicy with a piquant horseradish kick, there are chunks of creamy avocado, and the shrimp are a good size.
The Con: Three items on the appetizers menu are not half off. Those items are the Ahi Tuna Nachos, Kobe Sliders, and Sample Platter.
Eat: ½ pound chicken wings for $4. The wings are spicy, sufficiently succulent, and generous in meat. 1 pound of wings is $7.50.
Skip: Depending on how you like it prepared, the calamari. Fans of calamari steak are in for a treat of tender, lightly battered steak strips. Fans of a chewier, more heavily battered tentacles and rings, not so much.
Lushworthy: Different daily drink specials include beer and well drinks.
The bottom line: It's a popular place at the moment, and the usual prices aren't cheap (and don't usually justify the quality of the food). Good place to grab a drink with a friend, take advantage of reasonably priced bar food, and watch Dallas urbanites hit on each other.
3699 McKinney Avenue, 106 B