Old Town Happy Hour – Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen
Unless you have been living under a rock you know we love Old Town and personally we think it has the best places for Happy Hour in town (Ok we admit, we might be a little biased here)! So we are always up for showing off our town and what better way to do it then by promoting Happy Hour every Thursday at 5pm. You can check Facebook and Twitter to find out where we will be next time. Here are the results of our recommendations; we will of course be updating this weekly so stay tuned! See the lengths we are willing to go for you to bring you these updates! I swear it’s a tough job!
Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen
Thursday, May 10
Okay by now you guys know the drill, it’s Thursday and that means your ‘expert’ Happy Hour crew is exploring yet another great place for you in Old Town… and what a sacrifice we are making on your behalf! Right…
So this week we find ourselves at Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen for a classy-upscale Happy Hour and just for the occasion we even dressed up! Did I mention we have a great looking crew! Tommy V’s took great care of us and started us out right with a few bottles of wine on the table, they know the way to our hearts! But that doesn’t mean we are easy, nope!
The wine was just waiting to be drunk, I swear!
But enough with the wine, you really came here to hear about the food, you discerning foodie you! Let me start by saying all the appetizers were great but we had our favorites, and they are as follows:
The Crostino Di Prosciutto, Toasted Bread capped with prosciutto & melted mozzarela sprinkled with fresh sage was simply delish! A big fan of prosciutto, this definitely didn’t disappoint and almost resulted in a fork to a hand as the crew fought over the last piece. I told you this job was dangerous!
Another favorite was the Mozzarella Caprese, which features Fresh Mozzarella, Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, Basil, and an Extra Virgin Olive Oil Drizzle. It is a perfect compliment to a glass of wine, or two, and is definitely a good choice for the summer! I know it’s hard to eat when it’s over 100 but not having to give up taste, makes it easier!
Calamari is one of those appetizers that everyone loves to put on a menu and everyone has their own idea of what makes good calamari. For us personally, we enjoyed Tommy V’s version so much, we ordered another plate. The breading was light, the calamari not chewy and the sauce was perfect.
One of the best items on the Happy Hour menu is the Bistro Tender & Panzanella Salad with Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Drizzled with Balsamic Reduction, Organic Tomatoes, Red Onions, Olives, Romaine, Croutons, Chianti Mustard Vinaigrette. Wow, it’s that good and definitely worth the trip to Tommy V’s if it is for nothing else than this. The steak is super tender and flavorful and this salad will certainly qualify as dinner for those of you skipping a meal in favor of Happy Hour. Not that we have ever done that!
The Short Rib Sliders were amazing and very tender and featured short ribs instead of beef! Arugula, Pickled Caramelized Onion, Manchego & Cheddar Cheese and a bun that was just the right compliment all worked well together. These were also a favorite of the group and barely made it around the table, it’s a good thing we share well! No fork stabbing this time, I swear!
Now I have to admit, we did cheat a bit and ordered a few items off of the regular menu but please forgive us… we have very little self-control! The Lobster Bisque Fresh Diced Lobster, Sherry, Saffron and the Shrimp Salad (shown below) are very popular and definitely are not to miss items!
The details on Happy Hour are… Monday – Friday 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM and Tommy V’s has a special Happy Hour menu. They also have a very nice selection of wine for $5 a glass to compliment the selection of food. A Happy Hour menu can be found here!
Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen
7303 E Indian School Road
Old Town Scottsdale
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