Menu Specials: Prime Rib Sunday, Bollito Misto, Absinthe Turns 15, More

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Prime rib; photo courtesy of Alexander’s Steakhouse.

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The bollito misto cart; photo courtesy of Poggio.

Looking for some new menu offerings and deals? Well, check it out. First up, I was pretty blown away with the prime rib I tasted at ~ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE~ a couple of weeks ago, and it ends up they have a nice special on it: Prime Rib Sunday. You get the Angus-certified prime rib, a choice of a side dish (the macaroni and cheese is really, really good), and their famed hamachi shot, all for $35 (the prime rib is normally $39). You can dine at the bar or in the dining room; available until it runs out. (Psssst, you can also get the deal Mon-Sat from 5:30pm-7pm in the bar.)

Next: the annual bollito misto cart is making the rounds at ~POGGIO~ in Sausalito, running Mondays-Wednesdays until the end of March. You get up to six different slowly simmered meats, including housemade cotechino sausage, beef brisket, oxtail, tongue, and capon. The meat is sliced and served tableside with five sauces. At $19 per person, it’s a unique (and belly-warming) offer to check out on these chilly nights.

~ABSINTHE BRASSERIE & BAR~ is turning 15, and running specials through the month to celebrate, with six wines by the glass (like Huët Vouvray Petillant Loire, France) that are all from 1998 (plus some bottles, too). Through January 20th, there’s a bouillabaisse ($30) on offer, and cassoulet ($28) will be available January 22nd-February 3rd, plus Absinthe birthday cake (milk chocolate mousse, pressed coconut, candied pecans).

~THE ICE CREAM BAR~ in Cole Valley is turning one, with daily specials to celebrate! On Monday January 21st, buy a junior scoop, get one free ($2.95)—limit is one per person. That Tuesday January 22nd, buy a Russell’s sassafras root beer, get one free ($6), dine-in only. Wednesday January 23rd, buy any size scoop, get a free topping (housemade hot fudge, butterscotch, caramel, marshmallow fluff, or toffee). Thursday January 24th, buy a hot chocolate or hot butterscotch, get one free (value: $4.50). And on Friday January 25th, buy an Angostura phosphate, get one free ($9)—21 and over for that one, sweeties.

Looking for a new happy hour deal? ~MISSION ROCK RESORT~ is now serving 99-cent oysters, $4 drafts, $5 glasses of wine, and $6 happy hour cocktails, Monday-Friday from 3pm-7pm.