Today kicks off more than just the slightly hungover-around-the-edges start to the weekend. It's also the first day of Town Hall
's patio happy hour. You know, just like the lunchtime outdoor barbecues
the restaurant's been doing all summer, only with drinks. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., you can score the same house-smoked St. Louis ribs you get at lunch ($8 for a quarter slab, $15 for a half), as well as pulled-pork sliders ($3). And you can wash it down with a $3 beer of the day and $5 margaritas. Plus the way we see it, all that condensation from those beer bottles and cocktails glasses will help wash away all that delectable rib goo from your fingers (sort of) so you won't stain your Banana work slacks quite so much. Then again, you might end up so happy -- if you catch our drift -- you won't even mind lurching home on the N-Judah in sauce-stained chinos. Not till you get home and your partner sees them, anyway.
Town Hall 342 Howard (at Fremont), 908-3900