Healthy Happy Hour

Seasons 52 Serves Killer Drinks and Bites Year-Round

By Lizzie Wilcox

October 2019

It says it right in the name: Seasons 52. It focuses on fresh, seasonal food. And their weekday happy hour, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., focuses on marvelous cocktails, wines and beer at an even more marvelous price.

To waste no time on getting that early evening buzz, start with the Hawaiian Pineapple Cosmopolitan (pictured above). The ingredients are rather self-explanatory, but the main one is vodka. And like all specialty cocktails it’s just $7. For $12, you can pair a glass of wine with a flatbread of your choosing. The roasted corn, aged cheddar, and spiced bacon flatbread is one of their seasonal options, with corn being currently in season. But we opted for the lobster and fresh mozzarella flatbread for an additional $5.

As for the wine pairing, our advice is to go straight to the sangria (shown above). This isn’t your basic red wine, seltzer and fruit combo. Seasons 52 muddles the fruit, pours in the Syrah – a sweet red wine – and then adds brandy, peach schnapps and rum.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Other than the selection of five different flatbreads, they also have a number of small plates for munching. When they say small, they’re not kidding. But they’re only $5, so don’t be afraid to order more (or all) of them. The kona-crusted lamb comes with two pieces of lamb, drizzled in a balsamic glaze. Delicious, but gone in three bites each. The caramelized grilled sea scallops win the award for best presentation, with three scallops served in a large clam shell.

Maybe on the not-so-healthy side are their decadent desserts. Served in a shooter (a double shot glass), they have everything from s’mores to key lime pie. We practically inhaled the peanut butter dessert and couldn’t get enough of the texture of the blueberry cheesecake. For our fellow coffee addicts, the caramel macchiato is a must. Their shot glass-sized portions will make you feel less guilty about the indulgence – unless you eat three.

Red Wine Sangria