$10 for $25 Worth of Exotic Cocktails, Creative Bar Fare, and More at Del ReyTuesday, August 3, 2010 23:22
To commemorate one year of customer savings, early discount bakeries decorated birthday cakes with candied shekels and lit candles with burning papyrus tax returns. Celebrating the one-year anniversary of Groupon's inaugural feature in Seattle, today's deal déjà vus Seatown residents again: for $10, you get $25 worth of gastropub grub and drinks at Del Rey, located in Belltown. Today's Groupon is not valid for happy hour.
Del Rey's chef, Derek Knudsen, infuses classic bar dishes with a gourmand's flair, offering a menu of wash-downable delights, fried yum, and Southwestern staples. After tasting the blackened ahi tuna ($13.95), truffle mac 'n’ cheese ($7.95), and churros with chocolate-Kahlua sauce ($5.95), tone-deaf taste buds find themselves serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics. Early feasters can enjoy Saturday- and Sunday-brunch favorites such as the vegetarian breakfast burrito ($7.95) or Kahlua French toast ($6.95), washed down with one of Del Rey's specialty Bloody Marys ($7.50–$8). Bathed in glowing red light, diners settle into intimate booths with selections from Del Rey's stocked bar. More than 100 tequilas spicy up margaritas, including the jalapeño-cucumber ($8) and the triple berry ($7.50), while the Dark N Stormy quenches the thirsts of sadistic weathermen with house-made ginger beer and dark rum ($7.50).
Set in a re-fashioned Paramount Pictures film-storage facility, Del Rey's atmosphere melds its old-school pizzazz with modern panache. Weekday evenings attract more-quiet diners, who set up shop along the outdoor seating area to enjoy gorgeous views of the bay and the friendly service, while late nights bring ambient beats that bounce off the domed ceiling and into the ears and harmonious hips of lively Belltown crowds.
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