I seem to have ended up on Morton’s marketing companies email list, to I’m happy to report either my post or the fact that people don’t want to pay 12.00 for crappy vodka has finally percolated into Morton’s management and they have now introduced a few drink specials.
Here’s the lowdown on the new and improved power hour—taken from the press release recently received:
$5.00 "Bar bites":
Mini Prime Cheeseburger Trio – Morton’s USDA Prime beef, topped with cheddar cheese, tomato slices, iceberg lettuce and onion, and served on silver dollar rolls.
Four Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches – Morton’s signature filet mignon sandwiches with mustard mayonnaise sauce, served on seeded ciabatta dinner rolls.
Chicken Goujonettes – Crispy fried chicken strips served with mustard mayonnaise.
Jumbo Lump Crab, Spinach & Artichoke Dip served with toasted bread croutons.
Blue Cheese French Fries
Iceberg Wedge Bites
Three Mini Crab Cakes.
During Power Hours, fresh Oysters on the Half Shell are available for just $1.50 per piece and Colossal Shrimp are $2.50 per piece.
Power hour runs from 5-6:30 PM and then continues from 9-11 PM, Monday through Friday.
The new drink specials introduced include select wines and beers (bottled, still no taps) from $4-7.
The (still overpriced) beers for $4.00 include Sam Adams seasonal, Budweiser and Bud Light. Wine includes $5.00 Coastal Cabernet, Canyon Road Chardonnay, Cavit Pinot Grigio and Columbia Crest Merlot.
There is a Morton’s spritz being featured for 6.00, Lunetta prosecco, Aperol and orange juice.
The special 7.00 cosmo is still made with loathsome Smirnoff, but at least it’s not quite as expensive. There is also a regular Martini made with Finlandia or Pearl vodka and blue cheese olives, and the power hour palm beacher, which is sky vodka infused with pineapple and mint.
David and I decided to give power hour another shot, and bring the camera along for pictures.
After a rocky start running down to Radio Shack to get a set of replacement batteries, I decided to start with a Palm Beacher while I waited for David. They were very pleasant, though I did not taste any mint, mostly pineapple.
The mini crab cakes:
Morton’s likes to toast their buns, which I approve of....although someone got a little too enthusiastic on this one.
After the scotch, we decided to stick around for dinner. David ordered two other appetizers, the bacon wrapped scallops ($15.00) and the lobster bisque. ($14.00)
Morton’s really didn’t do much to redeem itself, unfortunately. They were not very busy while we were there, and it’s pretty easy to see why. They seem to be making some concessions with their drink specials, but if they still are going to mark up their spirits the way they do, not cook food to order when you specifically ask the customer, and serve bland, overpriced bisque and terrible chutney, I would not be surprised if they eventually had to close.
Sorry, Morton's, David and I are just not feelin' it.