It’s a egg-frying hot Wednesday and you get an email from Skewers that says:
“Our Pomegranate Martini is bursting with the richness of fresh pomegranate and the tang of lemons. And for something more daring, we have a Citrus and Rose-Water concoction that is sure to please and tantalize with its erotic perfume.”
You think to yourself, “I could enjoy erotic perfume today, everyone will be sweat-stinky on the bus home.” You make plans to meet your friends at Skewers before the all-too-early 7pm end to $5 happy hour martinis.
They get excited over the expected tang of lemons. All of you descend on Skewers at 17th and P, hoping for something more daring, like a citrus and rose-water concoction.
You will be in luck, Skewers can please, the pomegranate martinis were close to my fav, strong Cosmopolitans, and it will tantalize, our food order took long enough.
I would suggest you look else where for the erotic. Citrus + rose water tasted too much like grapefruit juice + rail vodka for my delicate palate.
Still, if you can get one of the three outdoor tables, the $5 price and gorgeous gay boy viewing more than make up for it. Just don’t get too drunk before the food comes, we were offered the wrong meal twice.
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