A penny saved is ridiculous.

A penny saved is ridiculous.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Good place

I have a restaurant tip for you today that's actually three inter-related tips. Instead of trying to elegantly tie them all together, I'll just list them one after the other. Hey, ultimately, it's the information that counts, right?

First, if you haven't tried your local Carrabba's Italian Grill, you should. The food is always fresh, creatively conceived, well prepared, and most importantly, very tasty. We go to our local Carrabba's in nearby Springfield, Pennsylvania, and it's always a treat. Prices aren't bad, either.

Second, if you do try Carrabba's, do so on a Wednesday. Most Carrabba's run a promotion called Wine Wednesday on that day, and all bottles of wine are $10.00 off the regular price. Check and make sure your local Carrabba's participates in the program before going, as certain states limit or prohibit promotions involving alcohol. Not that you shouldn't venture out to the restaurant if it doesn't participate, of course.

Finally, if you do go to Carrabba's on a Wednesday and it does indeed offer the Wine Wednesday promotion, try a bottle of Ecco Domani Merlot. Don't let the fact that it's one of the restaurant's less expensive wines turn you off. It's a decent Italian Merlot that will go great with the meat and pasta dishes the restaurant does so well. Normally Ecco Domani Merlot goes for an already pretty reasonable $25.00 a bottle at Carrabba's, but on Wednesdays we pick it up for a mere $15.00. Imagine that: a restaurant offering a whole bottle of good wine for only 15 bucks.

Anyway, there you have your three inter-related tips. If you follow any or all of them, please let me know how it goes!

The photograph accompanying this post, by the way, was taken during a recent Wednesday jaunt to Carrabba's. Just call it Still life of a bottle of Ecco Domani sitting on a bar.


  1. Love Carrabbas! We go to the one in Stuart, FL, all the time. Love Wine Wednesdays, too!

    Springfield is a beautiful area...we lived in Wayne for 30 years before moving to south Florida six years ago.

  2. Small world, Sharyn! I tried to post a photo of the bottle of wine we bought, sitting on the bar at the Carrabba's in Springfield where we dined. Having some technical difficulties, but I should have it up soon. Glad you have a nice Carrabba's near you, too.