photo - Rick Arciniega, a waiter at Prime25, serves the Wednesday night special Rodeo Burger. Photo by Teresa Farney
Rick Arciniega, a waiter at Prime25, serves the Wednesday night special Rodeo Burger. Photo by Teresa Farney 

Prime25, 1605 S.Tejon St., has discontinued weekday lunches, but it's the place to be any night of the week for money-saving specials.

On burger and craft beer Wednesdays, Executive Chef Dylan Montanio gathers all the trimming from prime steaks to grind into delicious 10-ounce burger patties. Once they're grilled, he dresses the hunks of meat with toppings for the evening's special.

One recent night, he served the Rodeo Burger with housemade sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, onion rings, smoked cheddar, honey gem lettuce and candy-like sweet roasted tomatoes. Fries and a Dale's pale ale topped off the meal.

Other specials include: Prime rib Tuesdays ($25) with mashed potatoes and broccolini starting at 5 p.m., and Ladies Night Thursdays, with all martinis and desserts half price. Sundays features half-price bottles of wine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Details: 358-9822, prime25.com.

Twist and turn

The Sons of Italy Spaghetti Dinner will be at the Elks Lodge 309, 3400 N. Nevada Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 24. A portion of the proceeds will support El Paso County Search and Rescue. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Details: 535-0488, sonsofitalypp.com.

Food fest

The Food & Restaurant Expo takes place at The Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Blvd., from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20. For $10 in advance ($20 at the door, and children under 3 get in free), sample food from more than 22 vendors. Details: 1-303-903-0017, restaurantandfoodexpo.com.

'KVOR Table Talk'

Guests on the "KVOR Table Talk" radio show at 1 p.m. Saturday:

- Tally Kerr, assistant director of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, 702 E. Boulder St., talks about the Garlic Jubilee at the Woodmen Heights Campus of Woodmen Valley Chapel, 8292 Woodmen Valley View, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. For $10, learn how to select, plant and grow gourmet garlic. Brother Luck, owner of Four By Brother Luck, 321 N. Tejon St., will offer tips on cooking with garlic. Lunch can be purchased from Awaken Food Truck or Bison Brothers Food Truck, and lemonade will be available from Pikes Peak Lemonade Co. Sample garlic ice cream, too. Visit tinyurl.com/yarketzp to register, or pay at the door.

- Sally Davidson, sales and marketing manager for The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. Colorado 50, Cañon City, talks about Harvest Fest, Sept. 22 to 24. First up is the not-to-be-missed Winemaker's Dinner at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, 4218 County Road 3A, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. For $100, you get 10 courses paired with the winery's award-winning wines. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24, enjoy wine, artisans, food and entertainment at the winery. The limited release of Harvest Fest's Merlot and Riesling will be available. Free admission and parking. Details: 276-5191, abbeywinery.com.

- Russ Ware and Yemi Mobolade, co-owners of Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St., talk about Good Neighbors Meeting House, 505 E. Columbia St., the new coffee shop where they serve not only coffee, but also wine, beer, smoothies and some food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit: tinyurl.com/y9ke4eoq.

- Josh Kelly, executive chef at Bonny and Read, 101 N. Tejon St., talks about making award-winning mac and cheese, menu changes at the eatery, and Stir Coffee and Cocktails, 2330 N. Wahsatch Ave., a new coffee shop where he is also the executive chef. Details: 418-6188, tinyurl.com/yakdtnoo.

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