How did the term Happy Hour come into existence? 

According to HUFFPOST we can thank the prohibition era for the “boozy practice as we know it today and the US Navy for the upbeat name.” As reported by  HUFFPOST, “Navy sailors during the first World War, a ‘Happy Hour’ was a weekly entertainment program held to help alleviate the boredom that comes with life at sea,” and it had “very little to do with alcohol.” By 1920 during the prohibition era, “Americans began using the term specifically for drinking.” And for “those law-breaking Americans who wanted to imbibe in secrecy, a kind of a 20th century pre-game emerged. Friends would meet at speakeasies or someone’s home before going out for dinner, thus creating the cocktail hour.

Eventually, civilians adopted ‘happy hour’ as a euphemism for that secret and festive hour.”

Today we use the coined “happy hour” term to denote discounted drinks that will help us unwind or blow off steam in today’s busy and hectic world. Cheers to the US Navy and failed prohibition era for paving the way for reasonably priced drinks and appies.

Join us for happy hour Mondays thru Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm and Sundays from 11am to closing.

 

NEW MENU LAUNCH

Introducing a new menu at Sockeye City Grill. Expect more healthy, gluten free and vegan options at Sockeye. Spear-heading these amazing changes is Head Chef, Ben Herzberg. Along with his executive team: Andrew Tufts, Sous Chef, CJ Sven, Kitchen Supervisor and Zee Mir, Kitchen Supervisor – this culinary quartet have come up with some amazing dishes. On the Weekly Market Fresh Sheet this week, Ben has created an incredible Tuna Taco. Seared rare on the grill and served on a soft flour-tortilla with asian slaw cabbage, marinated red onion and lime wedges.

However, we kept our classics – like the Chicken Linguini in a savoury cream or tomato sauce or our Famous Hot Pot full of mussels, clams, fin fish, julienne vegetables, spinach with your choice of lemongrass or thai-curry broth.

IS EATING MEATLESS MEAT HEALTHIER THAN EATING ACTUAL MEAT?

In general, eating vegetables is good for you. So many people might think it’s obvious that plant-based meat is healthier than regular meat. But that’s not quite true.

Plant-based meat is absolutely safe — but it’s not a health food. While there’s a lot of uncertainty in nutrition science, and meatless meat may avoid the cancer risks of red meat, for the most part, it isprobably about as good for you as the meat it’s imitating.

(cite: The Rise of Meatless Meat, explained – VOX https://www.vox.com/2019/5/28/18626859/meatless-meat-explained-vegan-impossible-burger )

So because of this, we created our own Healthy Meatless Alternative. Introducing our Black Bean & Brown Rice Veggie Burger served on a brioche bun with mixed greens, tomato, red onions, marbled cheddar cheese and house sauce. Currently it is featured on our Weekly Luncheon Market Sheet, but will be coming on as a regular to our upcoming new menu items this September.