It's a long drive down I-25 to Inverness -- but suburb-dwellers deserve good patios, too. In fact, they may need them more, because their front porches don't afford nearly the see-and-be-scene opportunity of your average Wash Park or Highland bungalow.
And there's plenty to see from the out-front patio at Fleming's: limos pulling up and unloading thier cargo (two couples with a a gaggle of dressed up little girls last night), BMWs screeching to a halt as their drivers totter out on stilettos and hand keys to the valets; golfers parking their own SUVs and strolling in, still dressed for the course.
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And when there are no people to watch, you can get down to the meat of the matter -- since Fleming's will serve anything from the menu on the patio. There's no happy hour, but if you can afford a house out here, you can afford to pay full fare.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 191 Inverness Drive West Englewood 303-768-0827 www.flemingssteakhouse.com/