A very Happy Hour at Baltimore’s Ikaros

I’m always on the lookout for a great Happy Hour and I’m very picky. The place has to have food and drinks that I really like, that I would or already do pay full price for. The vibe has to be appealing: I don’t want my wind-down place to be more stressful than work is.

Recently, I checked out one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore, Ikaros, just as Happy Hour was getting under way.  Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 4-7 pm, they’ve got terrific drink and food specials! I actually made dinner of it. They started their Happy Hour in late April, served in the adjoining lounge.

There’s a group of 6 “mega bites” for $4; these are generally from the appetizers section of the menu, such as spanokopita, dolmades, gyros, feta cheese and fried zucchini.

Another category, 3 for $7 or 4 for $11, has samplings from their entree section, such as crab balls, octopus, squid, lamb chop, souvlaki.

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Each of the bites were perfectly cooked, treated just like they would be if ordered off the main menu.

I ordered a Dirty Martini to drink. True to Ikaros’ Greek cuisine, it was made with Greek black olives instead of green. It changes the flavor profile, but it’s a great drink in its own right! Ikaros also has a dazzling selection of vodkas.

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