Offers at Fleming's focus on wine

STAFF WRITERSeptember 9, 2009 

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Crabtree Valley Mall has a series of events this month:

Every Tuesday, no corkage on a bottle of wine you bring or 25 percent off a bottle or two from their wine list. Guests also will receive a gift card for free corkage or 25 percent off a bottle of wine during a future visit.

Every Wednesday, they will be giving away samples of their miniburgers at the bar between 5 and 7 p.m.

Sept. 16, Wine on Wednesday charity event, $10 glass of wine with complimentary appetizers. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association.

Sept. 25, the restaurant offers a three-course wine dinner where guests bring a bottle of their favorite wine.

To make a reservation, call 571-6200.

Literary foodies

There are several events during this weekend's N.C. Literary Festival on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that might interest the food-minded:

10 a.m. Saturday, Kelly Alexander and Randall Kenan in Manning Hall: "Writing Food."

Alexander reads from and discusses her new biography of food writer Clementine Paddleford, and Kenan, a UNC-CH associate professor of English and comparative literature in the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the importance of cooking and the cultural role it plays in his stories.

11:10 a.m. Sunday, Cassandra King and Janice Owens in Gerrard Hall: "Food, Fiction and Friendship." Friends King and Owens share their thoughts on fiction and food writing.

12:20 p.m. Sunday, Ann Prospero, Bill Smith and Bret Jennings in Carroll Hall: "Chefs of the Triangle." Prospero discusses her book about chefs in the Triangle and their lives, recipes and restaurants. Smith and Jennings share their experiences as Triangle chefs.

For more information, go to www.ncliteraryfestival.org.

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