The Fringe Festival descends this week, and while the plays you choose to see can be a coin's toss away from confusing or brilliant there's no need to take chances with your meal and drink choices. Keep yourself well-fed by checking out one of these four places, all surrounding the festival's venues. –Holly Gordon
The Company House
Across the street from The Bus Stop Theatre, the CoHo is a late-afternoon spot for drinks and appetizers. Happy hour's 4-7pm and apps include samosas, pastrami with havarti cheese paninis, a Mediterranean plate and more. It's open late all week (midnight), to 1am Thursday, 2am on the weekend, closed Sundays.
2202 Gottingen Street, 404-3050
This licensed cafe next to The Bus Stop has summer hours from 8am-10pm, every day. Get your choice of Keith's, Propeller, Heineken or house wine, and pair it with the cafe's much-loved Altereggo---an egg breakfast sandwich---or samosas with chutney. Sit outside on the patio, or steal the coveted window seat inside.
2193 Gottingen Street, 431-3170
George & Lito's
Located just a block west from Plutonium Playhouse, this air-conditioned restaurant boasts dishes that include calamari, gourmet burgers and fresh pasta, while the bar's open to serve Propeller draught and a choice of Garrison. Also included: a lovely patio.
2196 Windsor Street, 405-3542
Just up the street from the Khyber, Morris East offers you a daily happy hour from 5-6pm---which gives you the house red and white or a beer for five bucks---and delicious woodfire oven pizza. Just be careful not to go between 2:30-5pm, or Mondays---it's closed.
5212 Morris Street, 444-7663