10 Spots: Dining Deals for August


Dining Deals for August

by Richard James

The Melting Pot

Check out the late night specials at The Melting Pot. Any night after 9 p.m. enjoy any cheese or chocolate fondue and a select bottle of wine for only $25 per couple.

611 Doug Baker Blvd #201; (205) 981-8001

the bottletree café

The outdoor patio space at bottletree café has just doubled, with a brand-new smoking area in addition to a covered non-smoking area. That means twice the outdoor space for eating and drinking. Lunch is also back at the well-known Birmingham music venue. New hours for lunch: Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3719 3rd Ave. South; (205) 533-6288

Jackson’s Bar & Bistro

Sunday at Jackson’s in Homewood’s SoHo Square features half-price bottles of wine from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Other weekly specials include half-priced pizzas and flat breads from 5 to 11 p.m. on Mondays, dine-in only; 2-for-1 beers and well and call drinks during happy hour until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; on Tuesdays enjoy the same all night long.

1831 28th Avenue South; (205)870-9669

Veranda on Highland

Veranda on Highland’s live jazz brunch, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. features Sweet Licks playing Southern jazz throughout the entire restaurant.  The band begins playing at 11:30 and finishes at 1:30.  Reserve your place, the brunch is popular.

2220 Highland Avenue South; (205) 939-5551

La Dolce Vita

The chef’s specials at La Dolce Vita are a great way to introduce yourself to this jewel of an Italian restaurant . Try out dishes like stuffed salmon wrapped in pancetta, over risotto with grilled artichoke hearts and asparagus ; or a Porterhouse veal chop grilled over garlic roasted potatoes with a veal demi and spring vegetables.

1851 Montgomery Highway; (205) 985-2909

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming’s new Summer Menu Series lets you enjoy a three-course meal for $39.95; a specially paired sangria for $7.95. Pairings for this month: July 30 – August 12: Prime New York Strip with sweet and spicy rub with South Seas Sangria; August 13-26-: Prime New York Strip with crispy gorgonzola with Sailors Sunset Sangria.

103 Summit Bld.; (205) 262-9463

Slice Pizza and Brew

If you work in the financial industry and need a break from wheeling and dealing, give Banker Wednesday at Slice Pizza and Brew a try. Bring in your appropriately financially engaged business card and receive 25 percent off your total bill after 3 p.m.

725 29th Street South ; (205) 715-9300

Zea Rotisserie and Grill

Let Zea help you do it yourself. For $33.95 you can get two whole racks of ribs, boxed up with a bottle of Zea Thai Rub Sauce, sesame seeds and a selection of fresh Asian herbs. Just bring them home or to your next tailgate and throw them on the grill. It only takes 15 minutes from start to finish and Zea provides detailed instructions so you can take all the credit.

595 Brookwood Village; (205) 380-3118

The Wine Loft

Every weekday from 5 to 9 p.m., The Wine Loft offers two wines at $5 a glass. And they are always adding new wines to the collection—a great way to clear the cellar. Try an unusual varietal or a wine that’s normally only available by the bottle at a fraction of the regular cost. This might just be the best after-work-chill-out idea ever.

2200 1st Avenue North; (205) 323-8228

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This popular spot next to Ocean near Five Points South has one of the best happy hours you’ll find with $2 draft beer, $6 martinis and wines by the glass, along with $2 and $6 appetizers. All of this complemented by some of the best wait and bar staff around.

1210 20th Street South; (205) 918-0726

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