McComick & Schmick's

m and s potstickers

There’s nothing particularly remarkable about McCormick & Schmick’s, the seafood/steakhouse chain with restaurants around the country. I don’t have anything against chains, and there are some I revisit regularly. It’s just that there’s never been a meal I’ve had at M&S that’s made me want to go out of my way to dine there.

They do, however, seem to have pretty good happy hour deals, if you can make it there in time after work. Their happy hour at the F Street location in D.C. begins at the astonishing hour of 3:30 and runs for 3 hours to 6:30. I popped in there a week ago, and it was a mad house!! The showy bartender was running back and forth mixing drinks with flourish, and it took quite a while to finally get his attention. I did manage to get a glass of champagne for the happy hour price ($6), and it was quite tasty.

The food however, was another deal altogether. Their food menu for HH ranges from $1.95 to $4.95, which is quite a steal for downtown D.C. But unfortunately, the kitchen never delivered my $1.95 hummus. (;____;) I waited and waited, and finally just ordered something else, this time from the regular menu, since happy hour was long over by then. Pictured above is what I finally got, after a loooong wait: the Kobe beef potstickers with chili sauce. It was a little on the oily side, but quite delicious and meaty. I also enjoyed the side of cucumber salad, a nice light contrast to the potstickers.

m and s eggroll

Cajun chicken spring roll, which looked pretty tasty. I didn’t try it, but I heard it was’t bad.

m and s strawberry

I believe this is the “strawberry lemonade” martini, made with Smirnoff strawberry vodka and freshly squeezed lemon juice. The rim is frosted with sugar, but that was totally unnecessary. The drink is sickeningly sweet already, and one sip is quite enough. Thankfully, no one had to pay for this drink: my co-worker has some amazing powers over bartenders, and they lavish her with complimentary drinks. X)

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