Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar New Years Giveaway

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What better way to ring in the New Year than by spending it dining at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar? Fleming’s is hosting a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration, pairing steak and seafood with Fleming’s three-course New Year’s prix fixe menu.

I am excited to give away on lucky winner a $100 Fleming’s dining card. For a chance to win leave a comment below telling me your favorite New Years Eve beverage. One winner will be chosen on December 31st! Good luck!

The meal includes Fleming’s favorites, including the Crab Louie Wedge Salad, lobster bisque, filet mignon paired with Australian lobster tail and Fleming’s signature potatoes. To top off the night, Guests can select one of the following indulgences: chocolate lava cake, New York cheesecake, crème brulee, carrot cake, walnut turtle pie, ice cream and sorbet or fresh berries served with Chantilly cream.

Fleming’s has also pre-selected the perfect drink pairings to complement this meal. Sip on a glass of French 75 Plymouth Gin Mas Fi cava, JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Brut Burgundy No 21, or Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne Yellow Label.

Don’t forget to enter to win and happy holidays!

4 Avondale Restaurants Not to Miss

Fancy's on FifthI love featuring guest writers on my site, and I am so excited to share an article by Leigh Lewis and Ann McQueen Whatley, high school Juniors at Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham. They recently visited a few of the hip, cool restaurants in Avondale in Birmingham, and here’s what they found. Take it away Leigh and Ann McQueen and thank you Leigh Lewis for the photos.

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In recent years, Avondale has become a hotspot neighborhood in Birmingham with numerous food options. All of the food at the spots we visited was delicious; the only ways the restaurants differentiate is in their prices and service. Overall, the restaurant that excelled above the others is Fancy’s on Fifth.

After much consideration, we dined at four popular restaurants in Avondale to determine which excelled the most in three vital categories: price, service, and taste.

  1. Melt

Price: Everything on the menu is under $12.00, and this includes, starters, salads  sandwiches and desserts. We loved that!

Service:  The service was good. Waiters were very friendly, chatty and helpful.

Taste: Melt’s sandwiches exceed the average grilled cheese. From traditional grilled cheese to more experimental sandwiches, Melt has something for everyone. We tasted the Mac Melt, which was (as the name suggests) a grilled cheese with mac and cheese in the middle, and the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, which is spicy buffalo chicken in between two toasted pieces of bread. Both sandwiches tasted great. 

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2. Post Office Pies

Price: 9 inch pizzas cost anywhere from $9.00 – $14.00 but are only served at lunch. 12 inch pizzas range from $13.00 – $17.00. Although a bit pricey, the amount of food as well as the fresh ingredients are worth it. 

Service: The service is really good. Even though the restaurant is not sit-down-and-order-style, waiters checked on us throughout our meal.

Taste: We ordered the Margarita Pizza and the Chicken Pesto Pizza and all of the ingredients were distinctively fresh. From the crust to the basil, we could tell that the ingredients were fresh and of good quality. 

3. Fancy’s on Fifth

Price: The price was much like that of Melt’s, where nothing was too pricey, and the portions are very good (not too big, not too small). The atmosphere is really fun, but get there early, as there is usually a wait. 

Service: The service was very good. The waiter was very helpful, and they were eager to please. 

Taste: Fancy’s on Fifth is an overall creative concept of oysters and burgers, but each item is more than just your average oyster or burger. They offer many healthy options, such as gluten-free bread, vegan patties and lettuce-wrap buns. We ordered the Smoked Salmon Salad and the Turkey Jive Burger, both of which had very good presentation and an unexpected but delicious tastes. Don’t miss the Chorizo Grilled Oysters, Ramen Noodle and Soft Shell Grab Burger as well.

4. Wasabi Juan’s

Price: With sushi burritos ranging from $6.00 – $11.00, Wasabi Juan’s is pretty inexpensive, especially considering the quality of the seafood and portion size.

Service: The service was less than adequate. We were both delivered something we did not order, and while they tried to take our food back, we had already touched it and ended up with four meals. What’s even worse is that they were noticeably irritated and did not apologize. 

Taste: For such an experimental restaurant that combines Mexican and Asian food, the sushi burritos were great, and there were many different combinations of ingredients that were creative and tasty, including one sushi burrito with mango and shrimp.

Mothers Day Brunch at Flemings

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If you’re looking to go out for brunch for Mother’s Day, I have an amazing idea for you. Celebrate Mom at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for $39.95 per guest.

This three-course culinary experience begins with a choice of appetizer including Lobster Bisque, Modern Caesar or Fresh Seasonal Fruits and continues with a choice of entrée including the Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict, Prime Rib with a Trio of Sauces, Blue Crab Omelet, Porcini-Crusted Filet Mignon or Baked Brioche French (Pictured Below). The experience finishes sweetly with a choice of dessert that includes the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Cheesecake or Walnut Turtle Pie. In addition, each mom will receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit. To find a location near you and to make a reservation for any of these promotions and events, please visit www.FlemingsSteakhouse.com.

Why to go to Fleming’s April 8th

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So most of you blog readers know I am a big fan of Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar. I have some GREAT NEWS! This week there is something  really awesome going! On Wednesday, April 8th, Fleming’s is offering happy hour ALL night at the bar. Guests can enjoy bar signature items until 10 p.m. Some of my favorites include the Savory Ahi Tunas Tacos, Short Rib Empanadas (see below), Lobster Lettuce Wraps see below) or the Deconstructed Balvenie S’more (OMG yum) which are among other mouth-watering options. They can also indulge in our Chocolate Lava Milkshake with Maker’s Mark Bourbon. Should I really indulge in this milkshake on my wedding week? Hmm….

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Deconstructed Porterhouse at Fleming’s

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I love October and fall! Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has something truly special this month! Fleming’s is welcoming in Fall with their exclusive Deconstructed Porterhouse for two with roasted cauliflower and crispy potatoes, a limited time offer from October 15th to November 12th.  Guests can share a 28 ounce Porterhouse, and this experience can be paired with a choice of two cabernets: Taken, Cabernet blend, Napa Valley; and Raymond, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast (for an extra fee). How awesome does this sound? It’s on my radar for sure! The Deconstructed Porterhouse is not on the regular menu and is only available upon request.

Nationally acclaimed Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers the best in steakhouse dining – Prime meats and chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders — with a unique wine list known as the Fleming’s 100®, which features more than 100 wines served by the glass. In addition, the Fleming’s WiNEPAD™, winner of the 2013 Hospitality Technology Breakthrough Award, is a proprietary, custom web-based application on an iPad that helps Guests easily navigate the restaurant’s extensive wine list.

Caymus Wine and Burgers at Fleming’s

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Do you love burgers and wine? If so, I have some great news! I went last week to Fleming’s and found something truly special and amazing! Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a glass of 40th Anniversary Caymus Napa Cabernet Sauvignon paired with its signature Prime Burger for only $25 available all night in the bar. Guests can now indulge in a glass of 40th Anniversary Caymus paired with Fleming’s Prime Burger topped with cheddar cheese, peppered bacon and served with double-cut French fries. The 40 year anniversary Caymus wine, from Napa Valley, is rich, luscious with a long-lasting finish. Paired with a Fleming’s burger is just too good to be true, and at this price,

Nationally acclaimed Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers fabulous steakhouse dining – Prime meats and chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders — with a unique wine list known as the Fleming’s 100®, which features more than 100 wines served by the glass. In addition, the Fleming’s WiNEPAD™, winner of the 2013 Hospitality Technology Breakthrough Award, is a proprietary, custom web-based application on an iPad that helps Guests easily navigate the restaurant’s extensive wine list.

What’s Hot at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

What’s hot at Fleming’s? Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has recently launched its new menu nationwide featuring dry-aged steaks, bold cuts and enticing Steak Companions. The restaurant debuted dry aging preparation for richer, bolder flavor on select cuts and delicious steak “companions” and sauces for an elevated taste experience that goes above and beyond the classic steak. I went to try them out and OMG amazing!

“We’ve crafted an indulgent menu with a spotlight on steak, but take each cut to the next level,” said Chef Russell Skall, Fleming’s Corporate Executive Chef. “We’re introducing preparation techniques like dry aging our Prime beef on popular cuts, to serving each steak with surprising flavor profiles – we’ve got something for the purists and the adventurers.” Some of the new items and preparation techniques include:

  • Steak Companions:
    • Truffled Poached Lobster with bernaise sauce and caviar
    • Diablo Shrimp baked with a spiced barbeque butter sauce
    • King Crab with Herb Butter simmered with fresh herbs and garlic and topped with caviar
    • Flavor Trio with three steak spreads –  gorgonzola and mascarpone brulée, sweet onion bacon jam and cabernet mustard
  • Varied Preparation Techniques:
    • Dry Aged – Cuts aged a minimum of 21 days allowing a richer, bolder flavor with a distinctive nutty note (available for the Prime New York Strip and the Prime Dry Aged Ribeye);
    • Wet Aged  – Cuts aged a minimum of 21 days providing a juicy, flavorful and savory bite (available for Prime Bone-In, New York Strip, Prime Bone-In Ribeye and Filet Mignon);

Also in February, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is pleased to announce the popular Filet & Lobster pairing! From February 26th through April 13th, guests can enjoy a tender, 8-oz. Filet Mignon and a sweet 8 oz  Lobster Tail with drawn butter, plus a starter course, all for only $39.95. I want to go! How about you?