Are you ready to treat yourself to a great meal at a nice price during the hectic holiday season? Of course you are! Which is why seven participating restaurants in the Santa Maria Valley are offering special prix fixe menus from November 30 through December 13, 2009 under the banner of “Dine Out: Santa Maria Style.”

The participating restaurants include Santa Maria Style Barbecue specialists The Hitching Post and Far Western Tavern, as well as the Garden Room Restaurant at the Historic Santa Maria Inn, Vintner’s Bar & Grill at the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria, Adelina’s Bistro at the Monarch Club, Bamboo Garden, and Quizno’s on South Bradley Road.

The fixed menu prices start at $10.09, and continue with the “09” theme at $20.09, $30.09 and $40.09, depending on the restaurant and meal (prices do not include tax or tip).

For example, the Vintner’s Bar & Grill is offering an English Cut Prime Rib meal for $20.09, which includes herb-crusted prime rib of beef, slow-roasted and sliced thin, served with garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables, au jus, creamed horseradish, soup or salad, choice of one “wine by the glass” selection or soft drink or coffee or tea, and one scoop of ice cream.

Meanwhile, the Far Western Tavern is offering seven-ounce Petite Prime Top Sirloin for $30.09, which is served with grilled polenta and your choice of housemade soup, local greens with choice of dressing or bay shrimp cocktail, Santa Maria Pinquito beans, housemade Far Western salsa, grilled French bread and apple dessert.

The Hitching Post in Casmalia is offering seven-ounce Top Sirloin with Scallops for $30.09 or Australian Lobster Tail for $40.09, both of which are served with bay shrimp cocktail, salad, potato or grilled vegetables, garlic bread, ice cream and coffee.  Choices are offered for dinner only.

This promotion is designed to coincide with the Santa Maria Valley Wine Country’s Wine Christmas Passport Weekend, enabling you to partake in all of our local flavors at special celebratory prices.

Click here to view details and a full breakdown of the available menus. Are you getting hungry yet!?