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Urbane SeattleI just love a good happy hour. Unfortunately many are held, or begin, in the later part of the afternoon when I am still hard at work in the office.

But last weekend, while I was looking for a place nearby the Paramount Theatre for a bit of pre-show noshing, I came upon this fantastic happy hour at Urbane.

Urbane serves Northwest cuisine in a relaxed and comfortable neighborhood- style setting and utilizes resources and regional farmers across Washington that are dedicated to sustainable growing techniques. This ensures the use of only the freshest, seasonal ingredients at their peak of quality.

Urbane Seattle Happy HourUrbane’s happy hour is held Monday thru Saturday from 4pm to 7pm, and also from 10 to close. But the best thing is that they have a happy hour every Sunday that runs from 2:30pm – close!

The regular bar menu, already low priced, is paired with a happy hour menu that features two dollars off a selection of appetizers, and specials on wine, beer, well drinks and martinis all priced ranging from $4 – $7.

My favorite thing to do at happy hour is order several small plates and share.

Urbane Seattle Happy HourSo we decided to try the refreshing Oregon Bay Shrimp and Crab Ice Box Salad made up of fresh snap peas, purple potatoes, dill and bacon, served with lightly salted crackers.

Urbane Seattle Happy HourAnd the chilled Marinated Corn on the Cob topped with black sheep tomme. This was delightfully different and the perfect summer time snack!

Urbane Seattle Happy HourThen we indulged in the Mac n’ Cheese (of course we had it with the added dungeness crab for $4.) SO decadent with house made, velvety Beecher’s cheddar cheese sauce, cavatappi pasta and breadcrumbs.

Urbane Seattle Happy HourBut the Poutine, made with hand cut fries smothered in chicken gravy and topped with melted cheese curds, put me over the moon!

Oh my! I am already dreaming about going back to Urbane just to have this dish again. (And AGAIN!)

Urbane Seattle Happy HourYou can try out Urbane for yourself this upcoming week at one of the hottest parties of the summer – they will be one of the featured vendors highlighted at the Pike Place Market’s Sunset Supper next Friday. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for us!

I do hope you will join me for this fun and festive event, but hurry! Tickets are going fast!

EVENT: Pike Place Market Sunset Supper

WHEN: Friday, August 15, 7:30 – 11 pm

WHERE: Pike Place Market on the cobblestones and inside the Market’s Arcade


General Admission: $125 – All the food & fun, seating not included. Ticket sales end at noon on August 13.

Patron Tickets: Individuals, $250 (Table of 10, $2,500) – 7 pm early admission, canopied seating, exclusive wine service, free parking, and more.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation’s mission to feed the hungry, care for the sick, educate kids, and find homes for those without at Pike Place Market.