Power (Happy) Hour at The Fleetwood

The Fleetwood in the Gaslamp Quarter

Actually, today, I think I'm more hungry than I am thirsty!

Friday again and I’m looking forward to happy hour.  This week, I’m thinking about heading to The Fleetwood for their Power Hour from 5-6 p.m.  The $4 you-call-its are calling my name.

You can’t beat that price and I really like being able to sidle up to the bar and order whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.  Plus, they’ve got some of the most inviting patio seating in the Gaslamp Quarter.  Think comfy couches and low tables.  Perfect for relaxing and people watching.

And, if I decide to stay for dinner, their 3 for $30 dinner specials look amazing.  Tomato bisque, grilled salmon with kalamata tapenade and creme brulee.  Or ahi poke, braised short ribs and house-made carrot cake?  Yes, please!

What’s even better?  The Power Hour happens every day.  So, if I don’t hit it up later today, I’m definitely going on Tuesday – that’s when they have their amazing Crab Night with all you can eat snow crab legs for just $19.95.  Mmm…crab legs.

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About Kate

I own, and use, a library card, a record player, a sewing machine and a meat smoker.  Ride my bicycle every day and will, sometimes, wear my roller skates in the house. Have a wealth of useless knowledge – for which you will be thankful when we’re teamed up in Trivial Pursuit.

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?

Hike through the spring wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Watch the July 4th fireworks over San Diego Bay. Eat Julian Apple Pie a la mode and check out the autumn leaves. Ice skate and enjoy the twinkling holiday decorations at the Hotel del Coronado. All in the same day.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I’ve always wanted to be able to stop and restart time like that Twilight Zone episode back in the 80’s, “A Little Peace And Quiet,” but, you know, without the a-bomb at the end. Basically, I just want to avoid waiting in lines.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Brunch, without a doubt. Also, cocktails by the pool, outdoor movies in Balboa Park, scouring the swap meet for vintage finds, hanging out on the patio at the Casbah between sets, lawn games and backyard barbecues.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Give me uni plucked from the sea by local divers, a warm, crusty loaf from Bread & Cie, luscious Carlsbad strawberries, sweet local lobster in season and creamy Fallbrook avocados. And, most definitely, a grass-fed beef burger with Winchester gouda and a cold San Diego craft brew.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…

Honestly, I buy my records at the thrift store and depend on my husband to download new music. Lately he's been stacking the deck pretty heavy with 90's indie rock, bluegrass covers and drone metal.  Go figure.

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