On any given day, you'll find an eclectic mix of carefree lunchers, post-work drinkers and pre-night-on-the-town partyers, soaking up the sun...and booze. If tequila is your speed, you can sip on a famous Rio marg or a Ricky, a frozen margarita with a Coronita. The Black Crow also has a list of tequilas available by the shot, should you really decide to let loose. Beer is available in the form of several standby Mexican lagers, with great deals during the Monday- through-Friday happy hour.And the food? Think smaller, handheld options rather than the Rio's hearty, loaded plates. Snacks include Mexican street corn, green chile queso fries, crispy jalapeno caps and the best cocktail and beer partner there is: popcorn. Black Crow serves up traditional tortas, too. The Mexican sandwiches are made on toasted, traditional bread and loaded with classic fillings like tender barbacoa, or with more off-the-beaten-path options like the fried shrimp found in the Mexican shrimp po' boy, which is served with a house-made poblano dressing, avocado and pickles. The tacos are simple and completely delicious: The chicken tacos are a standout when paired with the sweet-and-spicy jalapeno mango sauce.
Black Crow's happy hour starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, when you get a buck off margs and $3 drafts. The patio also often features live music and movie screenings. For a schedule of upcoming events, visit the blackcrow website.
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