|(left to right) Shrimp Croquettes, Dirty Martini, Dirty Martini|
Extra, Truffle Frites, Calamari, 1/2 price draft beer
No happy hour is complete without some stirring drink deals and Isabella shakes a mean martini for only $5. Whether you like it dirty or you're just a cosmo girl, bartender Deirdre will hook you up with a delicious twist on the favorite - and if you stick around she may use you as a guinea pig for a new cocktail.* If Smirnoff isn't your thing, sip a half-priced draft or $4 house wine along with your discounted tapas - anyway you go, you can't help but feel a little more Mediterranean.
Between the discounted tapas menu, 1/2 off drafts, $5 Martinis and $4 house wine, Isabella is the Main Line's best-kept secret - but not for long. On my second visit to Isabella (needed to make sure it was amazing any day of the week), I had the pleasure of meeting the owners, a father-daughter team, Tom and Elizabeth. Their story is nothing short of spectacular - Tom has been around the world and back again, and he helped produce a little film called "The Deer Hunter" - and they will stop at nothing to make Conshy and Isabella a must-go destination for Main-Liners. Tonight at 7 p.m., support them at the Conshohocken town meeting to zone the upstairs as a jazz club - your reward? The upstairs of Isabella, once welfare housing, will become a mecca for arts and music with open mics, jazz night and tango lessons.
View this slideshow for shots of the food drink, and me & my favorite bartender Deirdre!
*The bar staff at Isabella is constantly trying fresh, new recipes. Deirdre let me sample her most recent concoction, a very calorie conscious martini that I dubbed the Orange Flamingo. Made with fresh oranges and Splenda, it was definitely a guilt free happy hour for me - until the truffle frites. See if you can pick the Orange Flamingo out of my slideshow - first one to comment and cite the right picture gets a prize!