Thursday, October 14, 2010

Prime Times Two

The quest continues... our friend Karen has included us in her quest to try most of the dishes on the St. Petersburg Times "40 Dishes Worth Relishing". We have checked off a number of them over the past months and we checked off two more this evening. 

Prime #1: The Cucumber Gimlet at Ocean Prime. I am not a mixed drink drinker, except for an occasional mojito or margarita, so a gimlet was a new one for me. I didn't even know what went into a gimlet until tonight. After tasting it, who cares. It was very good, and you could taste the muddled cucumber and lime more than the gin. I just added a third drink to my mixed drink repertoire. To quote the St. Petersburg Times, "It softens the heavy botanical, lavender notes and peppery finish of Bombay Sapphire with cooling, muddled fresh cucumber and a squirt of lime." We accompanied the gimlets with a couple very nice appetizers, the fried calamari and a cheese fondue. Enjoy the drinks and food at reduced prices during their Prime Hour, 4 to 6 PM weekdays.

Prime #2: The Prime Beef Hamburger at Fleming's Prime Steak House. This was a great juicy burger. It comes with bacon, and a choice of swiss, cheddar, or blue cheese. We all opted for the blue cheese, which I loved, but Frank thought was a touch overpowering. We washed it down with a glass of wine. This was a steal by the way. Fleming's offers a "5 for $6 til 7" bar menu. There is a choice of 5 cocktails, 5 wines, and 5 appetizers or the Prime Burger, each priced at $6 until 7:00 PM. Six bucks for this burger is a real deal. 

Good drinks, good food, and good friends... it doesn't get any better.

That's all I'm saying !


Liz said...

Henry (that old man I live with) rarely departs from drinking wine - unless a gimlet is involved. We just can't let him drive afterwards!

Dick said...

I managed to drive home. But I was feeling it... 2 gimlets and a glass of wine. UGH! But oh so good.

Paul said...

I've realized that I must live under a rock. I've had none of the 40 dishes, and I don't think I've been to many of the establishments either. Thankfully, I can live vicariously through you...