IF YOU CAN COUNT, you want to keep the newest Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar meal deal in mind. It's called "8 for $9 'til 10." Similar to the super-popular happy hour offer, "5 for $6 'til 7," this deal features a selection of drinks and dishes that are $9 each between 8 and 10 p.m.
If you're thinking "$9 isn't cheap. What's the big deal?" that's because you haven't been to Fleming's. The steakhouse serves up incredibly awesome sides along with some of the best steaks you'll ever eat. Even better, they serve 100 wines by the glass, thanks to a unique bottle-closing system that enables them to keep wines fresh from the first to the last glass.Last week, Chef Jay Cruz invited a few people in eat through the menus -- from bar food to main dishes. Yikes!! The spread included fresh seafood, empanadas with a ridiculously delicious poblano sauce, savory ahi tuna tacos topped with jicama slaw, lobster lettuce wraps and flatbread topped with filet mignon. What's worth mentioning is that every dish was packed with memorable flavors.To make sure every bite was enjoyed, a glass of the new Fleming's signature wine was shared; an incredibly rich, dense and grape-forward 46 Diamonds Cabernet Sauvignon from the highly esteemed Howell Mountain AVA in Napa Valley. The wine is a 2009 Cabernet blend created at Ladera Vineyards. It's not on the special menu, but it's a wine worth checking out. It's $20 a glass; $80 per bottle. www.flemingssteakhouse.com