Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cheap Eats: Stix

Hot and muggy summer days call for cool and light food, and there's nothing like a raw bar to leave you feeling virtuous yet well-fed. But seafood is not usually the cheap option. At Stix, however, you can enjoy a variety of raw bar offerings for only $1 a piece.

Stix' raw bar includes oysters, littleneck clams, shrimp, scallops, and crab legs. "Raw" bar may be a bit of a stretch here - oysters and clams come raw, on the half shell, but all the other choices come cooked and chilled. Selection varies, so make sure to call ahead if there's something specific you're looking for. There are a variety of condiments to accompany the seafood - traditional cocktail sauce, a spicy sriracha sauce, and a smoky aioli - which lend bite to the offerings.

Stix also offers some great drink deals if you'd like something to sip along with your oysters. Frozen mojitos, like liquor in slushie form, are only $5, or choose to add a flavor like mango or coconut for $6. And all bottles of wine are currently half off.

Stix is located at 35 Stanhope Street. The raw bar deal is available Tuesday through Friday, 5-7pm, in the bar and on the patio. Drink specials are available Tuesday through Saturday, 5pm-2am.

Originally published on Bostonist.

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We Are Not Martha said...

I've heard mixed reviews about Stix, but I've been wanting to try it for myself. And the 1/2 off bottles of wine might just convince me to do so!


Pam said...

I still have mixed feelings about the place in general, but I like the idea of this deal, especially when it's nice enough to sit on their patio - a spot that's near lots of traffic but is itself on a quiet street.

Food Notes said...

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