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Happy Hour (Italian Style)


Apps to be enjoyed during Restaurant Alba's Wednesday "happy hour"If you were like me this past Fourth of July and ate your weight in guacamole, chips, burgers, barbecue chicken, cheese, crudité, brownies, berries, angel food and pound cake, whipped cream and myriad other summertime fare, even thinking about food is forbidden till after the next workout. But I don’t think Restaurant Alba’s chef-owner, Sean Weinberg, got that memo, because he’s back in the saddle with a two-month-long, Italian-style “happy hour” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

This means, instead of “cocktails,” guests will sip on a selection of “aperitivos”—bitter, sparkling wine or gin. And, instead of American bar nibbles or pub grub, they—and hopefully you—will be digging into grilled flatbreads and bowls of roasted almonds, salami, cheese, roasted peppers and other Italian-inspired small plates.

The kitchen window inside Restaurant AlbaSounds like a perfectly reasonable way to wind down after a long day at the office or chauffeuring the kids—or just to keep you hydrated in this heat. So give Sean a call and reserve a spot for Sept. 14, when you’ll have an extra reason to celebrate: Bastille Day.

7 W. King St., Malvern; (610) 644-4009, restaurantalba.com.

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