Jim Grell has the right idea. The co-owner of the Modern Cafe (337 13th Av. NE., Mpls., 612-378-9882, www.moderncafeminneapolis.com) offers a happy hour, but does it at lunch: Every Tuesday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., diners can enjoy wines by the glass and beers by the bottle for half-price.

RICK NELSON