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Day 224: Power Hour at Morton's

A good friend of ours is leaving the area so a group of us gathered recently for happy hour to wish him well on his new endeavor.  Our “happy hour” ended up continuing on for many hours!  Before we knew it, it was 9:30 PM and we realized that we had not had any dinner yet!  Someone suggested we head over to Morton’s located at 7400 Wisconsin Ave inside the Hyatt Regency to enjoy their Power Hour bar bites and drink specials.  I had never considered Morton’s for happy hour but it was great!  Their website states that Power Hour is from Open – 6:30 PM and 9 PM – Close, although I thought I saw a sign inside that said 9:30 – Close.

The Cosmo

It was another perfect summer evening so we walked from Bethesda Row over to Morton’s where we were greeted by their friendly staff who seated us in the cushy chairs at one of their tall bar tables.  We ordered drinks first of course.  During Power Hour, they offer $5 beer, $6 wines and $7.50 “Mortinis” and Cocktails.  I opted for the Power Hour Cosmo which was very nice.  But the best was yet to come…the food!

Their Bar Bites menu is brief but not short on taste!  We selected quite a few items and found each one to be truly mouth-watering!

Here is the Bar Bites menu:

Iceberg Wedge Bites
Blue Cheese Steak Fries
Chicken Goujonettes

Mini Crab Cake BLT’s
Smoked Salmon Pizza
Three Prime Cheeseburgers
Four Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches
Oysters on the Half Shell and Colossal Shrimp Cocktail also available (We paid $2.75 per shrimp but seriously each one was like a meal in itself!)

Truly Colossal Shrimp

Our favorite selections were the iceberg wedge bites and the four petite filet mignon sandwiches (awesome!) as well as the colossal shrimp cocktail – the largest, meatiest shrimp I think I have ever experienced!  But ALL the food we tried made everybody squeal with delight – even the men, although I am sure they would deny it!   We hit the jackpot at Morton’s Power Hour – my new favorite place to go for a late night munchies attack or for a bite to share after a movie or a visit to the Roundhouse Theater for a show.  Next time, I hope to check out the oysters on the half shell!   ~Amy

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