I was inspired by a friend to hit some of the places that were taking part in the Yebisu Beer X Ebisu Food campaign in which local shops in Ebisu offer a glass of beer and appetizer meal for ¥1000. I believe this campaign started two years ago when I live din Ebisu. I started at Fusasuke, a favorite from two years ago (I didn't participate last year when I moved to Asagaya). Their dish was minced chicken with lotus root (tsukune) and a raw egg yolk-a good start.
Next up was Ebisu 18 Ban, a Spanish tapas bar that had a table charge of ¥300 that was acceptable since they served me Parmesan cheese (my favorite) as the otoshi. The dish was minced chicken meatballs with a tangy spicy sauce and mushroom with potatoes.
My last stop was another Spanish tapas bar, Bar Pepito, that I often eyed on my way home when I lived in Ebisu. I feel like I missed out by not stopping by since they have a nice tapas selection and an daily happy hour with ¥400 drinks. Their minced meat and potato croquette with sauce was excellent as well-I'll be back.