Monday munchies: Fried snacks, beer, wine

If you've ever witnessed Golden Hill 's 25th Street at night, then you know this neighborhood is a magnet for munchies. That's in large part thanks to businesses that cater to their creative type regulars - musicians, artists, chefs and writers-who, let's face it, are a special breed of party animal. Anything's possible after the rejuvenating effects of a disco nap, and usually includes the hunt for tasty grub priced so the 30-something, semi-retired crowd can afford it.

Counterpoint is one such neighborhood joint, even billing itself as "a place for people." So, hard as it may be, hold back from going totally beast-mode on chef Rose Peyron's naughty fried snacks section of the menu ($5-15), the entirety of which is served till midnight seven days a week. Stoney delights include addictive beer-battered cheese curds served with mustard aioli, and golden-fried Panko balls stuffed with queen olives and beer cheese, plus pimento aioli for dipping.

There's more good news for night crawlers with Counterpoint's 10-12 p.m. happy hour - in addition to its 5-6 p.m. timeslot - which includes $1 off all beers and some wines, plus discounted bites straight outta the snacks section of the menu.

Counterpoint is open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to midnight; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for brunch. 830 25th St., (619) 567-6722. counterpointsd.com

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Source: DiscoverSD

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