Friday, October 26, 2012

Frugal Floozie Friday at Seva


I had read that Seva [say-VAH] - the long-time Ann Arbor vegetarian institution - had a "Happy Hour" menu with remarkable prices: $1, $2, or $3 for tasting-sized dishes. Well, how could a frugal eater resist?

Craig and I headed there one evening, to sample an inexpensive assortment of foods. So we tried a little bit within each price range.

For $3, we ordered the General Tso's cauliflower, which is deep-fried and served with sliced scallions and a spicy sauce. Another $3 item was the Gouda Tots - breaded, fried cubes of cheese with a creamy herbed dipping sauce.

From the $2 menu, we decided to go for the classic chips 'n' salsa; they were brought later than the rest of the food, by which time I completely forgot to give them their photo op while I grazed and chatted. The chips were thick and crisp, and I liked them best when dunking them into the sauce that had been provided with the Gouda Tots.

Finally, from the $1 menu we tried the spiced nuts, which had a hint of curry to them.

There are also daily drink specials, to complement the food, which could qualify for our mandatory $5 per person Frugal Floozie Friday budget: Tuesdays offer half-price wine, Wednesdays bring half-price draft beers, and on Thursdays and Fridays you can get $1 off all cocktails.

Small bites for a small price, available during Seva's happy hour every Monday through Friday!


Seva
314 E. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-662-1111
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 4 - 6 p.m.



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4 comments:

Jenn said...

You have inspired me to start finding my own little finds like this! We found a place for lunch the other day where you can get two very large slices of pizza, a side salad and a drink for $4.50!! Talk about feeling like a rock star! :)
And can I just say.. I'm not much of a fan of cauliflower, but deep friend and served with a spicy sauce? How can you pass that up?

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Wow! That exotic-looking cauliflower dish looks like a super way to trick kids into eating cauliflower!

Candace said...

What a great place! I love the inexpensive tasting menu and the interesting options you tried. They all sound delicious!

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

It's so funny. The other day I was wondering if I could use the General
Tso sauce with something other than chicken. I thought of tofu, but I like the cauliflower idea even better. What a great happy hour!

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