When the Rain Stops: Rusty Pelican Happy Hour?
|Rusty Pelican Happy hour ($5) high-octane drinks.|
"I'm going to include many products from the States in my dishes, and I'm sure clients will appreciate that," Gilligan says. "I'm currently at work creating a new straightforward American menu that mirrors the clean, modern look and vibe here."
The Rusty Pelican offers guests a fantastic view of the Miami skyline and great food. There's a new bar and lounge with a broad selection of microbrews, wines by the glass and bottle, and signature cocktails served to patrons occupying comfy, low-slung couches indoors and on the bayfront patio.
Happy-hour specials (4 to 7 p.m. in the lounge area only) include the Rusty Slider ($5), prepared with plenty of crushed strawberries; the Garden Cooler, made with Grey Goose vodka, Prosecco, cucumbers, fresh lemon and basil, and a hint of honey; and the Strawberry Mule, prepared with Russian Standard vodka, fresh strawberries, lime juice, and ginger beer. They all have an undeniable kick that sneaks up on you.
Happy-hour light bites ($7 to $9) include avocado fries, fried calamari, lobster crudo, crabcakes, and foie gras and goat cheese empanadas. Dozens of additional, high-octane drinks are in the $11 price range. The waitstaff is attentive and efficient. The ambiance is friendly, and the view from almost anywhere in the restaurant is, well, priceless.
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