Recently we took our foodie adventures out to Ms. Roses in West Ashley where we partook in some fabulous happy hour specials! Ms. Roses is better known for their brunch items, but we heard they had some great happy hour deals, so we decided to go indulge in the evening instead. With items being priced at less than $7, you really can’t pass it up!
Happy hour at Ms. Roses includes items such as pulled-pork sliders ($6), a jalapeno-cheddar pretzel ($7), chicken wings ($6), baked artichoke and spinach dip ($6), and smoked brisket sliders ($7). Their house red and white wines are only $4, firefly cocktails are $5, and bubbles are $6.50. They also have some reasonably priced appetizer options on their regular dinner menu, with multiple things being priced between $7 and $9. For food, we opted for the jalapeno-cheddar pretzel, the baked artichoke and spinach dip, and one thing off the appetizer menu, which was the caprese flatbread ($8).
We started with the baked artichoke and spinach dip which was super creamy and tangy, but almost too creamy that it seemed to lack in texture. I love a good artichoke and spinach dip, but also like to be able to taste the textures and flavors of the artichoke and spinach. This dip was essentially a bowl of a very green cheese dip. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed with this dish. The pita bread did pair well with the dip and was perfectly warm and soft.
Next, we moved on to the caprese flatbread, which was topped with spinach and basil pesto, house mozzarella, and roasted tomato. This dish was definitely more full of flavor. The roasted tomato sauce had a rich spicy and sweet flavor, which was complimented well with the slight garlic flavor from the spinach and basil pesto. However, we felt that the flatbread could have been more crispy, as it was so soft that we couldn’t hold it in our hands without the cheese almost falling off! Its safe to say though that the flavor definitely won us over with this dish, as we inhaled the flatbread in what seemed like less than 10 minutes.
Finally, we tried the jalapeno-cheddar pretzel (not pictured). This was the most unique of all the dishes we tried. This was essentially a huge soft pretzel that was stuffed with jalapeno-cheddar cheese and was served with mustard butter and sweet chili beer cheese. My favorite thing about this dish was biting into the pretzel and having a spicy cheese flavor ooze into my mouth. The sweet chili beer cheese and mustard butter paired quite well with the pretzel as well. The beer cheese had a good combination of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors and the mustard butter was perfectly smooth and creamy. I love a dish that hits a lot of flavor notes, and this dish did just that.
I would definitely suggest visiting Ms. Roses for happy hour if you’re looking for a decent affordable meal out, but if you’re looking for slightly better quality food, I would suggest checking out their brunch, as it consists of a lot of southern classics, such as shrimp and grits and biscuits and gravy. Just know that you’ll be spending a few extra dollars for those dishes.
Happy hour at Ms. Roses Fine Food and Cocktails is from 4-7, Monday-Saturday.