A good happy hour is all about discounted afterwork drinking, but a great happy hour has delicious food to match. When we heard that Deepwood recently revamped their happy hour “tavern menu” to add a pu pu platter, we knew we’d need to stop in and take a peek.
“A lot of the dishes at Deepwood come from childhood inspiration from both Chef Brian Pawlak and myself,” explained Owner Amber Herron. “Growing up, on Saturday nights we’d go out for Chinese food and pu pu platters were always my dinner.”
The Deepwood version of this American-Chinese dish includes Korean-style Short Ribs with Long Beans, Tuna Tempura, House-Made Duck Sausage Dumplings, Vegetable Summer Rolls and a Whipped Soy Sauce for dipping.
“You can experience each of these items as components in our entrees,” said Herron. “So this acts as a sampler for our dinner menu as well.”
After two weeks on the menu, Herron says that the $12 pu pu platter has been very popular, though some visitors are still giggling at the name of the dish.
“I think that was one of our hesitations initially about doing this dish,” she said. “So we knew we’d have to do this one in a fun way.”
More information can be found online at www.deepwoodrestaurant.com.
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