Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen – Hip Happy Hour

In a town that is full of seen-to-be-seen scenes how do you differentiate yourself from the masses? By serving great food, great wine, having great ambiance and great service and do it all with style! A touch vintage retro, a touch classy Soho, Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen pulls it all together to create one of the hottest Happy Hour groove spots in Old Town. In the end though it’s all about service, making you feel welcome, and Tommy V’s seems to understand what it takes to build a loyal following in a fickle town that has seen many places come and go.

For months the sign outside was a tease, foretelling of great things to come. As a big fan of Tomoso’s (Tommy V’s is a off-shoot ) we can’t tell you how excited we were to see welcome them to the neighborhood. We eagerly awaited the opening, checking on the remodeling every time we passed by. For those of you who don’t know Tommy V’s inhabits the old Cafe Carumba location.


The remodel is amazing. Comfy chairs at the entrance, soft dusty blue interior, it is inviting and comforting.


For the upcoming cooler months of the year (we can look forward to them) the patio beckons and I am sure we will enjoy many glasses of wine there in the future!


Speaking of wine, we subscribe to the theory that you can tell a lot about a place by the wine rack (ok not really, we just made that up). You can tell more about a place by their wine list. In an era of playing it safe, Tommy V’s has taken a nice step away from the standard fare by introducing some inspired wine selections, and we should mention they can be sampled during Happy Hour for $5 a glass from 11:00 – 6:30 pm. Personally we would recommend the 14 Hands Cab, the Ruffino Chianti or the Col di Sasso Super Tuscan Blend for reds or Splendido Pinot Grigio for white.


Hungry? We thought so! This is where Happy Hour at Tommy V’s gets interesting, they cater to the noshers among us by providing great appetizers and drink specials for the Happy Hour crowd looking for something a bit more upscale at a great value.


Looking for something a little more substantial? Don’t worry, Tommy V’s also offers a variety of entrees for those of you looking to sample some of the menu. May we suggest their Short Rib Sliders, Butternut Squash Ravioli or Kobe Beef Stacks? A personal favorite is the Bistro Tender & Panzanella Salad with enough steak on it to satisfy any carnivore.


The dets on Happy Hour are as follows, Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 6:30 pm. Happy Hour Selected wines $5 a glass, Well Drinks $5, Domestic Beers $3.50, Imported Beers $4.


Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen
7303 East Indian School

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