h.h.h. (Happy Hour Heaven) for March 14, 2013

March 12, 2013 

THE LOCALE | DP Wine & Tapas Bar

THE LOWDOWN | There's another happening spot to grab a drink at The Market Common. DP Wine & Tapas Bar is a new addition to Divine Prime, and that's where we went for happy hour this week.

Divine Prime, located on Farrow Parkway at The Market Common, converted the lounge it used to have up front into a wine and tapas bar. It has an elegant, sleek atmosphere complete with a red velvet rope outside the front door.

As you walk in the establishment, you see a massive wine rack enclosed in a glass case that extends from the ceiling to the floor. There's a bar that seats about a dozen, and several small high-top tables. The color scheme is black and silver, and a dim red light glows in the wall behind the bar.

Along with the addition of the DP Wine & Tapas Bar comes an expanded list of wines by the glass. You can compliment your wine by ordering a variety of meats and cheeses from the Salumeria menu. It looks like a sushi menu, but it features sheep, goat and cow cheeses and meats such as ham, smoked salmon and duck breast. You can even get prosciutto that is from Columbia (South Carolina, that is).

You can also order tapas and small plates to accompany your wine or martini. Choose from items such as Yakitori Negima (grilled chicken and roasted green onions skewered in teriyaki glaze), Tofu Agedeshi (deep fried tofu in a sweet soy broth topped with radish and wild mushrooms) or calamari.

Tapas items are half-price during happy hour, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. That means you can snag most tapas and small dishes for five dollars or less. Martinis, cocktails and wine are also half-price during happy hour. Other drink deals include $3.25 draft beers and $4 liquors.

TIPS | Divine Prime and DP Wine & Tapas Bar are now open on Sundays.

FIND IT | 1160 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Call 839-9790 our visit www.divinedininggroup.com.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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