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{Giveaway} Score Big With Islands’ NFL Happy Hour + Enter to Win

Have you heard about Islands NFL Happy Hour? It kicked off at the start of the NFL Season last month offering an extended happy hour from 4 p.m. to close in the bar area every Monday and Thursday. Guests can also enjoy the happy hour menu, which is available right now, all day Sunday, too.islands-restaurants-nhl-happy-hour-facadeDuring NFL Happy Hour, everything offered on the happy hour menu is under $10., including loaded Island Nachos ($7.99), Sliders ($4.99), Big Island Iced Tea ($5.95) and Coors Light ($2.99).
islands-mai-taiEach location also has multiple big screen TVs playing NFL RedZone and NFL Sunday Ticket, and each restaurant features bartender-call-it specials/trivia games for chances to win gift cards and swag.islands-spinach-and-artichoke-dipWe stopped by our local Islands to join in all the fun NFL Happy Hour offers. It’s always a great time at Islands, especially when we get to enjoy some of our favorite appetizers such as the Spinach & Artichoke Dip and the Cheese Fries.islands-cheese-friesOur family also just loves dining at Islands for their regular food too. Whether it’s a salad, a wrap, a burger, a BLT, or even something off their Gremmie Menu, there’s something for everyone in your party on their menu.islands-restaurant-the-wedge-blt

islands-kids-menuOh and of course, there’s always room for dessert! Specifically, Kona Pie! Have you had one before? They’re HUGE and plenty to share with your family! islands-restaurants-nhl-happy-hour-kona-pieI’m hosting a giveaway on my Facebook page right now for one (1) of my lucky readers to win a $25 Islands gift card, so they can go in and enjoy NFL Happy Hour (or anything on the menu.) To enter, go here and leave a comment telling me your favorite Islands menu item. The giveaway will be open until 11:59 p.m. on October 28, 2017. One winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and winner will be contacted via email. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, ages 18 years and older. Islands Restaurants are located in CA, AZ, NV, and HI. The giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook. islands-restaurants-nhl-happy-hour-yaki-tacosSo, what’s your favorite thing to eat at Islands Restaurant? Leave a comment below and share with me.

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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!

 

 

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