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Celebrate National Pasta Month in October at BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille locations at Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine and Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga are saying “cheers” to pasta in honor of National Pasta Month in October. brio-tuscan-grille-irvineGuests dining at BRIO can enjoy two-course pasta lunch and dinner combos, available Tuesday, Oct. 3–Sunday, Oct. 29. BRIO is pleased to celebrate tis time-honored guest favorite with a select pasta dish, paired with a choice of soup or salad. Prices for the lunch combos start at $14.95; prices for the dinner combos start at $17.95.BRIO-menubrio-breadGuests can choose one of the following pasta dishes:

  • Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli with spicy black pepper cream, spinach, and grape tomatoes ($15.95 at lunch and $22.95 at dinner)
  • Pasta Pesto with Chicken (light item) featuring angel hair, grilled chicken, caramelized onions, spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, Feta, and light pesto ($14.95 at lunch and $17.95 at dinner) (can be made gluten free upon request)
  • Pasta Fra Diavolo, with a choice of chicken or shrimp, featuring spicy tomato cream sauce, and campanelle pasta ($14.95 at lunch and $18.95 at dinner) (can be made gluten free upon request)

brio-pastaGuests also have the choice of one of the following to start off their meal:

  • Soup of the Day
  • Lobster Bisque (Add $1)
  • BRIO Chopped Salad
  • Caesar Salad
  • Wedge Saladbrio-wedge-salad

The perfect way to complete a two-course pasta combo is with BRIO’s delicious new dessert, which will be introduced Tuesday, Oct. 10: The Salted Caramel Cookie Sundae is served warm, with vanilla bean gelato, caramel sauce, and spicy candied pecans ($6.95)

Also starting Oct. 10, in the spirit of the fall season, BRIO will offer two seasonal cocktails:

  • Apple Crisp Cooler -Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, apple juice, Apple Pucker liqueur, apple butter, apple wedge, cinnamon sugar rim ($8.50)
  • Caramel Apple Cider Appletini Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, apple cider, lemon juice, simple syrup, apple slice, caramel and cinnamon sugar rim ($7.95)

We had the opportunity to dine in at the BRIO location in Irvine and try some of the dishes from this special menu and it was a delicious meal. In addition to our 2-course dinner combos for Pasta Month, we decided to try the  were a couple of other items we ordered. I definitely couldn’t resist starting off with the Roasted Garlic, Spinach &  Artichoke Dip, which is served with Parmesan flatbread. This appetizer is a fabulous one to share with your party. brio-spinach-dipWe also had to order dessert. Since we dined the week before the Salted Caramel Cookie Sundae was available, we opted for the Warm Chocolate Cake served with Vanilla Gelato. It was quite decadent. brio-dessert

For a list of locations or to make a reservation at BRIO, which can be made online, visit http://www.brioitalian.com.

Farmer Boys Now Open in Laguna Hills + Support Their Fundraiser for National Hunger Month

I was invited to a media tasting in exchange for my coverage. All opinions are my own.

 

Farmer Boys®, the popular fast casual concept which has built a reputation on their farm fresh cooked-to-order menu, comfortable restaurant atmosphere, and friendly staff opened a brand-new location in Laguna Hills. We were invited to dine in as part of a special media event and it was yummy. I even got to have BRINNER, which is breakfast for dinnerfarmer-boys-brinnerFarmer Boys serves award-winning burgers, made-from-scratch breakfast all day, hand-chopped salads and specialty sandwiches. With 90 locations in California and Nevada, Farmer Boys is committed to using locally sourced products whenever possible.farmer-boys-saladfarmer-boys-hand-cracked-eggsfarmer-boys-bltWhat I love about the Laguna Hills location is that it’s conveniently located right off the 5 Freeway which means I can stop by on my way to or from work to grab delicious food. Whether it’s breakfast (which is served all day), lunch, or dinner, all of the food is prepared fresh to order. farmer-boys-shakeAND there’s a drive thru! There aren’t many (or actually any) places you can drive thru that offer healthy menu items. like they do, to grab and go!farmer-boys-drive-thruFarmer Boys is also launching a fundraiser in conjunction with National Hunger Month to support Feeding America and local food banks. The fundraiser, which begins Monday, September 4 and runs through Monday, October 9 will encourage guests to make a donation of $2 or $5 at the restaurant, and in exchange they’ll receive that discount when they return on a future visit and present their receipt.farmer-boys-gives-backThe fundraiser will be hosted at Farmer Boys locations in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Clark, Kern, Imperial, Kings, San Joaquin, Tulare, and Stanislaus Counties and will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Feeding San Diego, Three Square, Find Food Bank, and Community Food Bank. To find the nearest Farmer Boys location click here.farmer-boys-full-table

The new Farmer Boys location in Laguna Hills is located at
23952 Avenida de la Carlota
Laguna Hills, Ca.

This location features a drive-thru and offers dine-in, take-out, and phone order service.
Hours are as follows:

  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday
  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Don’t forget to connect with Farmer Boys on Facebook for the latest happenings!

 

 

Savor Summer at Islands Restaurant + Enter to win a $25 Gift Card

I was invited to a media tasting at Islands. All opinions are my own. 

 

Summer is still going strong and I can’t get enough of the days at the beach and the pool. I’ve gotta say that after a long summer day in the sun, there’s nothing better than a burger and an ice-cold brew at Islands Restaurant!islands-golden-aleRight now, Islands Restaurants is featuring two new limited-time menu items:  their Waimea Burger and Islands Golden Ale! This combo represents a toast to summer! For Islands’ 35th anniversary year, they’ve brought back this fan-favorite Golden Ale, handcrafted exclusively by Karl Strauss Brewing Company. It’s a medium-bodied draft beer with roasted malt flavors, floral hop aromas and a crisp, clean finish. The refreshing ale was created to pair well with Islands’ signature burgers (and delicious Cheddar Fries).islands-waimea-burgerThe Islands Waimea Burger is topped with Kalua pork, fresh grilled pineapple rings, Swiss cheese and caramelized onions smothered in a tangy teriyaki sauce. The sweet and savory flavors pair so well together. If you’re not a fan of beer, why not pair this delicious burger with one of Islands’ many tropical cocktails? There are so many to choose from. (and have you been in during their Happy Hour?)
islands-happy-hour-mai-taiAlthough it’s the middle of summer, I can’t resist a delicious bowl of Islands Tortilla Soup on every visit, as well as an order of their Spinach Artichoke dip, served with warm tortilla chips. So yummy! islands-tortilla-soupislands-restaurant-spinach-and-artichoke-dipI’m also a HUGE fan of dessert and their Kona Pie out of this world! Our family has a tough time sharing it. I wonder why? islands-restaurants-kona-pieIn celebration of summer, I’m hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner to win a $25 Islands gift card. To enter the giveaway just go to the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!Giveaway-time
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Rock the Walk Thursdays at Anaheim GardenWalk

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One of our new favorite local places to visit is Anaheim GardenWalk. Have you been there before? anaheim-gardenwalk-directoryThis outdoor dining, entertainment and shopping destination is situated in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District just steps from the Disneyland® Resort and Anaheim Convention Center,  GardenWalk offers guests a variety of these popular restaurants:

  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • McCormick & Schmick’s
  • Grasslands Meat Market
  • Fire + Ice Grill + Bar
  • Roy’s Restaurant 
  • Johnny Rockets
  • McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon 
  • McMormick & Schmick’s Grill 

GardenWalk also offers a vibrant nightlife, an escape room, a magic store and cabaret, trendy shops and an upscale bowling lounge. Some of the newest tenants to join the property include House of Blues Anaheim, Mission Escape Games, Artists Republic Gallery, and Go VR Gaming.anaheim-gardenwalk-house-of-bluesWe were invited to spend a fun evening out at GardenWalk to experience “Rock the Walk”. a summer concert series. Rock the Walk, is a live music experience showcasing local artists and takes place on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m.through August 24. anaheim-gardenwalk-rock-the-walk-logoanaheim-gardenwalk-rock-the-walk-hoity-toityDuring Rock the Walk, guests can also enjoy free tastings from participating restaurants in the center, get free Henna, and enter giveaways. We listened to live music from Hoity Toity, an up and coming band that’s local.anaheim-gardenwalk-cool-hennaanaheim-gardenwalk-cool-henna-2There’s also a DJ on hand during Rock the Walk. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors, with family and friends, on Southern California summer nights. There’s a great ambiance at GardenWalk with many great art pieces, galleries, and murals to check out too, including great backdrops for photos.anaheim-gardenwalk-photo-wallWe were also treated to a very special dinner that night at Fire + Ice Bar + Grill, which has got to be the coolest interactive grill I’ve ever experienced. The eatery welcomes diners of all ages and preferences, offering an incredible selection of fresh veggies, meats, pastas, seasonings and sauces. Their pro-grillers entertain the crowds as they sizzle up your culinary creation on an open grill. Here’s a fun video to give you an idea of what it’s like at Fire + Ice Bar + Grill: 

It’s cool to be able to choose what you want to have for dinner, whether it be a noodle dish with an Asian flare or an Italian pasta or even a pizza cooked right there on the grill. You get to put together your creation and then watch the grillers prepare right in front of you!anaheim-gardenwalk-fire-and-ice-2Fire + Ice is such a fun place to go, especially at night when it gets on the busier side because the grill gets full and it’s super cool to watch the grillers juggle all of it while still having fun with guests. The food was delicious and the staff went above and beyond. We had a great experience at Fire + Ice.anaheim-gardenwalk-fire-and-ice-1

Rock the Walk will take place on Thursdays through August 24. Here is a schedule of featured artists for Rock the Walk in August:

Anaheim GardenWalk is located at:
400 West Disney Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

anaheim-gardenwalk-art-on-the-walkFor more information about Anaheim GardenWalk, please call 714.635.7410 or visit their site here.

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Authentic, Fresh and Delicious Dining at Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana

I was invited to dine at Angelina’s Pizzeria in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

 

We recently had the opportunity to dine at Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana in Dana Point (they also have a location in Irvine) and had such a wonderful experience as a family. The location we visited is across from the beach and is light & bright with windows all around.angelinas-pizzeria-menusAngelina’s menu offers:

  • Antipasti (appetizers),
  • Insalate (salads)
  • Le rosse pizza (red pizza)
  • Le bianche pizza (white pizza)
  • Primi (first)
  • Panuozzi (sandwiches)
  • Dolci (dessert)
  • Bevande (drinks)

There are also offerings on the Happy Hour menu, which you can order from in the restaurant.angelinas-bruschetta

We started off with an order of Bruschetta Del Giorno. It was so fresh and light. We also ordered a Pizzetta Pancetta E Patate, which is a flatbread topped with pancetta potatoes and rosemary. Mmm! angelinas-pizzetta-pancetta

Our salads were so colorful and delicious. The Golosa is made with chopped romaine hearts, red onion, tri-colored bell peppers, artichoke hearts, pumpkin seeds, fontina cheese and chef’s refreshing mustard lemon dressing. The Dall’orto is made with local organic greens, avocado, red onion, lemon vinaigrette and Grana Padana cheese. Both of these salads are a must-try, in my opinion.angelinas-pizzeria-saladsPenne Al Sugo Con Polpette, is a dish made with penne pasta, San Marzano DOP pomodoro sauce, Napoletana-style meatballs, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. This came highly recommended, specifically the meatballs, which are made with a “secret recipe” and we devoured the entire thing. It was amazing!angelinas-pizzeria-penneFor me, dessert time is my favorite part of any meal! If it were an acceptable custom in the U.S., I’d eat dessert first. We shared a Chocolate Tartufo which was beyond decadent. angelinas-pizzeria-chocolate-tartufoI also had my very own COCOAccino, which is Angelina’s signature dessert coffee. It’s cappuccino served in a Nutella rimmed coffee cup. It was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before and I was literally licking my cup! (which was acceptable in this case.)angelinas-pizzeria-cocoaccinoangelinas-pizzeria-top-of-cocoaccinoWhat stood out most to me the most about Angelina’s food were the fresh ingredients in each of the items. Just as important was the level of service, which was so tailored and personal. There is nothing better than finding a family dining destination where you can actually taste the passion behind the food.angelinas-pizzeria-oven This is what you’ll find when you dine at Angelina’s. Whether you stop by the Irvine or the Dana Point location, you’re going to experience a wonderful meal that will have you visiting again soon. To learn more or view Angelina’s full menu, go here.

Islands Restaurant Pineapple Pairing Menu + Enter to Win a Gift Card

I was invited to a media tasting at Islands Restaurant. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

If you have ever checked out my Instagram, you already know that one of my favorite places to eat is Islands Restaurant! It’s one of our family’s “go-to” places and we love to dine there because there’s something for everyone on the menu.islands-at-the-shops-at-mission-viejo-now-openOur most recent dining experience at Islands involved a lot of pineapple. We were invited by Islands to do a media tasting of their Pineapple Pairing Menu and everything I tried was delicious!islands-pineapple-pairing-menuThe items on the Pineapple Pairing Menu features signature drinks from Islands bar paired up with delicious menu items and include:

  • Hawaiian Burger & Big Island Iced Tea
  • Toucan Sandwich & Longboard Lager
  • Yaki Tacos & Pina Colada
  • Hoisin Bowl & Mai Tai

All of the items on the Pineapple Pairing Menu can be ordered separately are interchangeable as well. I started out with a Pina Colada which made me feel like I was sitting on the beach. I love their Spinach & Artichoke Dip appetizer. Have you tried it before? It’s big enough to share with everyone at the table! Islands-pina-coladaislands-restaurant-spinach-and-artichoke-dipNext, I got to try both the Hawaiian Burger and the Hoisin Bowl, both of which I had never tried before. The Hawaiian Burger is made with fresh pineapple, teriyaki sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, swiss & mayo and served on your choice of a white or wheat bun. It’s served with their must-have fries, too!islands-hawaiian-burgerThey also brought out a Hoisin Bowl, which is made with fresh grilled pineapple, red bell peppers, snow peas, water chestnuts, red onions, broccoli, and diced scallions It’s topped wth hoisin sauce, but is also available with teriyaki sauce. The Hoisin Bowl comes with your choice of grilled chicken or grilled mahi mahi and is served over brown rice. It was very colorful with all of the veggies and seemed like a pretty healthy option from their menu. islands-restaurant-hoisin-bowlAlthough it isn’t “pineapple”, I always love to finish off a meal at Islands Restaurant with a slice of Kona Pie! It’s such a generous portion that we all shared just one piece! It’s the perfect way to finish your meal off! islands-restaurants-kona-pieGiveaway-time

I’m hosting a giveaway for one of my lucky readers to win a $25 Islands Gift Card so they can dine at their local Islands Restaurant! To enter the giveaway just go to the Rafflecopter below! Thanks for entering! Good luck, everyone!

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The Pizza Press Now Open in Rancho Santa Margarita

The latest location of The Pizza Press recently opened in Rancho Santa Margarita and as soon as I saw the sign, I was excited to try it. I’d heard great things about this eatery, as they’d already opened 8 other locations in Southern California and have several more on the way.pizza-press-menuThe Pizza Press offers a variety of delicious new creations and old classics. Guests also have the choice to create their very own pizza, which is prepared right in front of you, using the day’s freshest ingredients! The Pizza Press is revolutionizing America’s favorite food.the chance to “publish” their pizza to their liking.pizza-press-sauce-and-cheeseGuests at The Pizza Press get to start building their custom pizza with “a blank slate”, a.k.a. their dough. They then get to select their choice of sauce, then cheese, and finally the toppings from the day’s freshest ingredients. pizza-press-ingredientsOnce this is all done, their pizza is “published” as it goes into the 475 degree pizza oven for about 4 minutes. What comes out is a delicious pie!pizza-press-pizzaThe Pizza Press also offers fresh salads. You can start with greens and add your choice of toppings to customize your salad. Caesar and Bow Tie Pasta salads available.pizza-press-saladWe opted to add some Garlic Cheesy Bread to our meal which is made with extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, mozzarella, aged parmesan, Italian herbs and comes with a side of red sauce. Yum!pizza-press-garlic-cheesy-breadThe theme and decor inside The Pizza Press is modern twist on the Roaring Twenties, complete with quirky newspapers from yesteryear. It’s such a fun atmosphere and the food is outstanding. You’ll want to visit Pizza Press soon so you can “publish” your own meal!pizza-press-to-goTo learn more about The Pizza Press and see their full menu, go here.

We were invited to a media tasting in order to write this review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

Trolls-Inspired Flavors Have Arrived at Yogurtland + Gift Card Giveaway

Calling all Yogurtland fans! Have you heard about the Yogurtland’s irresistible new Trolls- inspired flavors?  The flavors will have you singing, dancing, and smiling while you’re them! Each of the creamy flavors was inspired by the colorful characters of the new DreamWorks Animation film Trolls, which arrives in theaters November 4th. Your tastebuds will dance to each of the 10 colorful flavors are available October 20th – December 21st and you won’t want to miss out on any of these fun flavors!princess-poppy-yogurtland

  • Poppy’s White Chocolate Raspberry
  • Cooper’s Caramel Apple
  • King Peppy’s Chocolate Covered Pretzel
  • Branch’s Peanut Butter Caramel
  • Guy Diamond’s White Chocolate Peppermint
  • Creek’s Butterscotch Pudding Gelato
  • Smidge’s Cinnamon Donut Holes
  • Biggie’s Frosted Cookie
  • Satin and Chenille’s Blueberry Mangosteen Tart
  • DJ Suki’s Cranberry Raspberry Tart

To complement the flavors, Yogurtland is introducing Milk Chocolate Mini Twist Pretzels as a new topping. These twists perfectly combine sweet and savory in each crunchy bite! Mmm!princess-poppy-2Also, for a limited-time only, Yogurtland has two new collectible spoons inspired by the Trolls main characters Poppy and Branch so guests can bring home the fun from Trolls and the tasty flavor from Yogurtland. These collectible spoons are only available while supplies last so hurry in to get yours!trolls-spoonsSo, are you headed to Yogurtland right now? I would be! You can also enter my giveaway for a $20 Yogurtland giftcard. Just go to the Rafflecopter below! Good luck everyone!
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Connect with Yogurtland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.trolls-posterAbout Trolls Movie
From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.

This is not a sponsored post. I was invited as a guest of Yogurtland to try out these amazing new flavors and share about my experience. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

Islands Restaurant Now Open at The Shops at Mission Viejo + Giftcard Giveaway

Our family loves to dine at Islands Restaurant and when we heard a new location was now open at The Shops at Mission Viejo, we were excited because it’s literally a hop, skip, and a jump away from where we live! islands-at-the-shops-at-mission-viejo-now-openThe newly opened location is beautiful and is the 11th location in Orange County! In addition to indoor seating and a full 600 square foot bar area, the location also features an outdoor, open air, wrap-around patio for outdoor dining. Amongst the surf-inspired décor, you have a grand view of the 14 huge wall-mounted TVs, from wherever you are seated and will feel like you’re on the beaches of Hawaii as surf videos play on some of the screens. Sports fans won’t miss a play during their favorite games as they dine, with some of the other screens showing “the game” when it’s on.islands-mai-tai-1Islands offers an extensive menu with a full bar so I decided to have a fun drink to start off with. I ordered The Islands Mai Tai. Made with a marriage of two exotic rums, tropical fruit & essence of the islands, this is literally “Paradise in a Glass”! Have you checked out Islands NFL Happy Hour yet? Right now, football fans can enjoy extended happy hour from 4 p.m. to close in the bar area, and all day happy hour on Sundays. All items on the happy hour menu are under $10, including think loaded nachos, sliders, wings, featured IPAs and mai tais. Islands Restaurants will be playing NFL Redzone and NFL Sunday Ticket.

Our favorite appetizer to start with at Islands is the Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Served with fresh chips, this dip is made with chopped spinach & artichoke hearts mixed with sautéed onion & garlic in a creamy alfredo sauce and is delivered to your table piping hot and is enough for your entire family.islands-restaurant-spinach-and-artichoke-dipKids dining at Islands have quite a few choices on the “Gremmie” menu. I appreciate that they can choose from applesauce, carrots and ranch, carrots, or fries. Kids like to be able to make choices on what they’re going to eat.islands-kids-menuI tend to be a creature of habit when I visit and usually end up ordering the Chicken Club Wrap which has grilled & chilled sliced chicken breast, Applewood smoked bacon, avocado, cheddar, jack, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing & bbq sauce and is served in a flour tortilla. It’s so delicious that it’s difficult for me to want to order anything else. Mmm, BBQ sauce! I didn’t realize they had sweet potato fries on the menu so I had to try them and they were yummy!islands-restaurants-bbq-kitchen-wrapBacon lovers dining at Islands will be happy to know Islands includes a BLT on the menu called “The Wedge“. It’s made with Applewood Bacon, cheddar, jack, lettuce, tomato & mayo, served on an Islands white or whole wheat bun. It’s also served with Fresh Cut Island Fries. Yum!islands-restaurant-the-wedge-bltAlthough we were pretty full at this point, there’s no denying dessert at Islands. It’s hard to choose between Kona Pie and the Fudge Brownie, so we splurged and ordered one of each. islands-restaurants-kona-pieIslands’ Kona Pie is made with Mocha Almond Fudge, ice cream & cookie crust topped with chocolate fudge, whipped cream, roasted nuts, and a cherry. Their Fudge Brownie is made with a rich fudge brownie served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream. islands-restaurant-fudge-brownieThey’re both perfect for sharing. Have you had either? Oh goodness, they’re both delicious and I had to stop myself from finishing them all by mysefl!Giveaway-time

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This is not a sponsored post. We were invited to dine at Islands Restaurants in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

Fresh Brothers Pizza Opens 2 New Orange County Locations in Laguna Niguel & Newport Mesa

As fans of Fresh Brothers Pizza, our family couldn’t be happier about the opening of their two newest locations in Laguna Niguel and Newport-Mesa! With 14 locations already open in LA and Orange County, the 2 new stores make 16 total! Did I mention that one of the new stores is literally a hop, skip & a jump from our home? When it opened, it was like Christmas came early and we jumped for joy about it! My daughter actually did all he jumpiing as you can see at the end of this short video of our visit there:

Only the Freshest Ingredients
Fresh Brothers Pizza is way more than ordinary pizza though. I mean, their pizza is fabulous and differs from other places? Why? Well, the word “Fresh” is part of the name because they only use the freshest ingredients in their sauces, their dough, and the toppings on the pizzas. This actually holds true for their delicious salads and other food items on the menu. We want to feed our families the freshest and best foods, especially on occasions when it’s necessary to eat away from home or even when we bring in. fresh-brothers-pizza-emi-and-iSpecial Menu Offerings for Dietary Restrictions 
Not only does Fresh Brothers Pizza offer the freshest foods but they’re also considerate of those with gluten sensitivities. Most people know usually think of pizza as an option on a gluten-free diet, but Fresh Brothers offers gluten-free options on their menu. That’s a win-win for a lot of families! They also offer vegan menu items. fresh-brothers-pizza-emi-pizzaSome of My Favorite Menu Items
You probably got a peek at some of my favorite Fresh Brothers menu items if you saw me my Instagram during the grand opening week of the Laguna Niguel store. fresh-knots I will fully admit that I’m a creature of habit and find it necessary to order a couple of the same items on every visit. Obviously pizza, but I also can’t resist the Greek Town Special salad, Fresh Knots, and Meatball Sliders. fresh-brothers-pizza-greek-town-special-saladWhen they recently added Sweet Knots to the menu I could (previously only get them in the terminal at LAX), my life was complete! fresh-brothers-pizza-sweet-knotsFresh Brothers Gives Back to the Community
It makes me happy when I see establishments, like Fresh Brother, that “give back” to the community. During the soft opening of the Laguna Niguel store, guests could choose one of three local schools to have 100% of their purchases go to. I don’t know an exact figure but Fresh Brothers donated over $10,000 to local schools after their Laguna Niguel soft opening. That’s amazing! They are big supporters of community events and schools all around. To read more about their community involvement, visit herefresh-brothers-pizza-gives-backThey Offer Birthday and Team Parties 
Fresh Brothers offer birthday parties, team parties, and any kind of parties, that are super fun for kids! (and adults). We actually celebrated my daughter’s 10th birthday there and the girls loved getting to decorate their own pizza boxes, make their own pizzas, play with pizza dough, and hang out with their very own party host. Read about our pizza party herefresh-brothers-pizza-party

fresh-brothers-pizza-decorated-your-own-boxLet Them Cater Your Special Occasion
Fresh Brothers offers special packages and pricing on their menu for Family-Style Meals and catering. When we recently threw a party at our house, we ordered a bunch of pizzas, Fresh Knots, and salads from the menu to serve to guests. fresh-brothers-pizza-catering-foodOur friends were raving about how delicious the food was! They were also pleased to learn that we now have a location close by. I can tell you first-hand that your guest of honor will be beyond ecstatic if you serve Fresh Brothers Pizza at your party. I know mine was!

fresh-brothers-pizza-catersWhy I Love Fresh Brothers MOST
By this point, you already get how much I love Fresh Brothers’ food but there’s actually another reason that keeps us coming back again and again. It’s because there’s an amazing family behind the name. Nowadays, there aren’t a lot of companies run by families who actually still have a direct hand in the business. When you visit one of their locations, you’re likely to meet at least one of the “brothers” or other family members. Not only will you meet them but they will chat with you and they always make sure everything tastes just as it should because they care about what guests think. That’s somewhere I want to take my family. Don’t you agree?fresh-brothers-pizza-emi-and-i-day-1Have you visited a Fresh Brothers Pizza location yet? What was your favorite menu item? Share with me in the comments.

Connect with Fresh Brothers Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too.

I was invited to a media menu tasting in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

 

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