Pintxo is a small snack, typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country. They are usually eaten as a small snack while hanging out with friends; thus, they have a strong socializing component, and in the Basque country and Navarre they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of local culture and society. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pintxo are usually ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread.
Casa Rubia in Trinity Groves just announced they will be offering this special happy hour each week day starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 29th from 5 to 7pm. Pintxo Social Hour will be Monday through Friday in the bar area only at Casa Rubia and will feature their Pintxo’s Social Hour Menu. As with Spanish tradition with every drink you order you receive a Pintxo.
Flores will be featuring signature cocktails, beer and sangria at social prices (beer $3, cocktails $5). With each drink the chef will send out a different Pintxo (chef’s discretion) that changes with each drink you order. Be sure to stick around to sample the new menu they just rolled out.
Below is a sample list of Pintxo’s that will change daily:
- Marinated Idiazabal Cheese, Rosemary Honey
- Crispy Squid, Aioli Negro, Lemon
- Tortilla Espanola, Valdeon Crema
- Crispy Chicken Thigh, Mojo Verde
- Piquillo Peppers, Goat cheese, Olive Oil
- Roasted Dates, Lardo, Sofrito
- Montadito, Jamon Serrano, Manchego
- Pan Con Tomate
The cocktail list:
- Casa Rubia Martini (Vodka, Liquor 43, Blood Orange, Cava)
- House Sangria
- The Mediterranean (Gin, Grapefruit Bitters, Juniper, Tonic)
- Estrella Damm (Pale Lager – Barcelona)
- The “Elvis” (Amontillado Sherry, Apple / Cinnamon Infused Rum, Lemon Twist)
- Old Fashioned (The Classic with Bulleit)
Dallas just moved a little closer to Spain.