Monday, May 17, 2010

Best Deal This Week: Meals for $4 and Up at the 99 Restaurant

When it comes to chains, 99 Restaurant (or "The 9's," as I like to call it) just may be my favorite. Free popcorn, tall beers...what's not to love? I drove two hours both ways to dine at the 99 in Biddeford, Maine on Friday after work - not just to eat at The 9's, but to also see this little guy, my beloved 2-year-old nephew:

Let's just say he, and I, enjoyed our meals (the picture above is documenting his dessert - an ice cream sandwich). For dinner, my nephew had a bun-less hot dog with mandarin orange slices (gourmet, right?), while I opted for the Red Pepper Hummus Platter appetizer ($5.99), which came with red pepper hummus drizzled with balsamic glaze, with toasted pita bread points and fresh broccoli and celery for dipping.

I hadn't eaten a vegetable in days, so this dish really hit the spot (plus, I had eaten about 1.5 bowls of free, salty popcorn at this point). The hummus was insanely creamy and flavorful, and blended surprisingly well with the silky balsamic glaze. 

For dessert, I split a ginormous hot fudge sundae ($4.79) with my older sister, which was nothing special as far as hot fudge sundaes are concerned, but was perfectly traditional - although there could have been a better ratio of ice cream to hot fudge (I was in a hot fudge coma after consuming my half).

Now, for their deals: Thanks to a tip from a reader, I've discovered that The 9's has got quite a bit going on right now. They've got food for under $4 and up. Here's the situation:

The Bar Menu: Plates are $3.99 each in the bar only, and are available after 3 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Crab Rangoons, Steakburger Minis, Nachos, and Baked Stuffed Clams are just a few of the items available.

9 Real Size Entrees for $9.99: Seriously. Nine different, generous portions for under $10. Dishes like Panko Crusted Haddock, Grilled Chicken and Stuffed Manicotti Alfredo, and Sirloin Tips & Chicken Tenders all grace the $9.99 menu. 

What's your favorite chain restaurant?

1 comment:

  1. adorable pic!! and did I really read balsamic GLAZE?? LOL