Day 91: No Joke

Complimentary box of truffles from Fleming's.

Complimentary box of truffles from Fleming’s.

My wife and I ended up at our local Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar again tonight, just two weeks after we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day there with friends. This time, we found ourselves there during the April Fools’ Day all-night happy hour.

It was business as usual at Fleming’s tonight, where we always love the stellar service and the outstanding happy hour values. We went with our favorite, the prime burger with double cut fries, and shared the sweet chile calamari appetizer. The food is consistently delicious and tonight was no different.

After we finished our meal, our server asked if we were celebrating anything and I jokingly said, “happy hour.” We all laughed and a few minutes later he returned with a complimentary box of truffles. It was a nice gesture and my wife and I appreciated the non-prank touch to this silly holiday.

Day 76: St. Patrick’s Day

Pan-Crisped Pork Belly

Pan-Crisped Pork Belly

I haven’t gone out for St. Patrick’s Day in years, but tonight my wife and I couldn’t pass up the all-night happy hour at Fleming’s Steakhouse. We met our friends in the bar area and eventually moved to a table outdoors on the patio. It was nice being able to catch up with everybody over cocktails and excellent appetizers. There were plenty of laughs and it was a nice early break in everybody’s week.

Best of all, I was able to indulge a little tonight, sharing the pan-crisped pork belly with sweet onion chutney and goat cheese grits. It wasn’t your typical St. Patrick’s Day food, but it was much more delicious.