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Eat this now!: a Prime burger and a combo lunch to die for

Flemings Prime Burger

Happy Hour Prime Burger at Fleming’s

Sure, Fleming’s is a chain steakhouse but, hidden in its menu of standard albeit well-executed steakhouse fare, is their Prime Burger — probably among the best in town. The patty’s a combination of trim from their main steak offerings, best ordered to medium-rare perfection, and topped with peppered bacon and cheddar. A steal at $12 during regular hours, it’s an absolute plunder during happy hour for $6. But be warned, as it’s only available in their tiny bar, which fills up quickly, so come early and go belly up.

Fleming’s 8721 W. Charleston Blvd.,


Saba shio combination lunch at Kyara

One of the best deals in town is Kyara’s new combination lunch. Each includes miso soup, salad with ginger dressing, a variety of lightly fried tempura, steamed rice and your choice of meat. Seriously, for $9, it’s a lot of food. My preference is the saba shio, a perfectly grilled mackerel filet with the smokiness inherent to Kyara’s robata grill offerings, although the chicken katsu and teriyaki are also noteworthy options. Truthfully, there’s not an outlier in the bunch. — J.B.

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