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Old 06-14-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default A rum bar and Puerto Rican food in Seattle

Happy hour | Rum's the word at Ballard's La Isla

Happy Hour Report: La Isla Seattle serves happy-hour bar food for $2-$5, an array of beach drinks from daiquiris to mojitos, and cocktails from its extensive rum bar; happy hour 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight daily.

By Tan Vinh

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Happy-hour offerings at La Isla include the gandules dip, a version of salsa with pigeon peas; smashed and fried plantains; and the Caribbean Crush, a blend of coconut rum, dark rum and kahlua.

Happy-hour offerings at La Isla include the gandules dip, a version of salsa with pigeon peas; smashed and fried plantains; and the Caribbean Crush, a blend of coconut rum, dark rum and kahlua.

Recently, I overheard some happy-hour revelers noting that even though La Isla summons images of a beach bar, they couldn't pinpoint why.

No beachfront view. No faux straw-hut dйcor (thank goodness). Well, here's your answer: It's the menu. It features Puerto Rican cuisine and a drink list with every beach drink that you've ever had under the cabana — daiquiris, margaritas, mai tais, rum-and-Cokes, and late-night $3 happy-hour mojitos.

Cocktail geeks, though, should bypass the tropical drinks and flip straight to La Isla's rum menu, one of the city's most extensive and most impressive: 32 aged rums from around the world.

The happy-hour food is a break from the usual slider-and-chicken-wing fare but hardly exotic, such as butterfly-sauteed shrimp drenched in garlic and olive oil (too much oil), and generously stuffed $2 empanadas (order the pulled pork or ground beef; skip the flavorless bay shrimp version).

La Isla's best bar snack: gandules dip, a pickled version of salsa that's a delicate balance of sweet, sour and spiciness with onions, garlic, red peppers and pigeon peas in an olive oil and vinegar base with spices. You can scoop up your gandules dip with smashed plantains shaped like teacups.

La Isla, 2320 N.W. Market St., Ballard, offers happy hour daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight, when bar food is $2-$5, mojitos $3 (during the late-night happy hour), beer $3, and other rum cocktails are discounted to $5.50-$10 (206-789-0516 or www.laislaseattle.com).
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If any of you in the seattle area are looking to eat good, hit this place up. I fell in love with a puerto rican woman and have gained 15lbs I assure you very pleasurably.
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