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Join The Habit Burger Grill in the Fight to End Childhood Hunger in America

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Did you know that 1 in 6 children in the U.S. live with hunger? This is such an awful statistic but a reality in our country. For the 4th year in a row, The Habit Burger Grill is partnering with No Kid Hungry to continue its commitment to help end childhood hunger in America. Over the past four years, The Habit has raised over $1 million for the No Kid Hungry campaign, providing millions of meals for kids across the country.From now through the end of September, The Habit will be collecting donations for No Kid Hungry. Guests who donate $2 or more to the No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a free Charburger with cheese certificate, good on a return visit through October 2, 2018.To help raise awareness about childhood hunger, No Kid Hungry is launching the Hunger Can’t Wait tour, which will travel to five cities across the country, hosting special events from August 28 to September 17. The Habit kicked off the tour on August 28 with an event at its El Segundo, California restaurant.

“The sense of urgency around childhood hunger remains high, and that’s why it’s important to us to support No Kid Hungry. We are proud to have helped provide millions of nutritious meals to kids in need,” – Russ Bendel, CEO of The Habit Burger Grill.

While you’re at The Habit Burger Grill, be sure to try out the Golden Fried Chicken Salad For a limited time only, The Habit Burger is bringing back their delicious buttermilk battered, perfectly seasoned golden fried chicken and giving guests the option of ordering it on a sandwich or a salad.The Golden Fried Chicken Salad is inspired by the fan-favorite Golden Fried Chicken Sandwich, which permanently joined The Habit menu in late 2016. The Golden Chicken Salad starts with a buttermilk battered, hand-breaded sliced chicken breast, served atop fresh garden greens, with feta cheese, diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, red onions, carrots and cilantro, and is then tossed in a house-made Southwest-inspired cilantro lime ranch dressing.

Find The Habit Burger Grill on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about No Kid Hungry please visit NoKidHungry.org. You can also join the conversation on social using #HungerCantWait.

Jimboy’s Tacos Brea to Celebrate Grand Opening on 8/28 + Enter to Win

I was invited as a guest of Jimboy’s Tacos to dine in their new location in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that one of my favorite things to do is share many of the foods I eat! We were invited to the soft opening of the newest Orange County Jimboy’s Tacos location in Brea, which is actually the 3rd Orange County location. (The other 2 are in Anaheim and Huntington Beach.) The official Grand Opening of the Brea location will be on Tuesday, August 28 and beginning at noon, guests will receive a free Original Ground Beef Taco with any in-store purchase!Join Jimboy’s Tacos in Giving Back
As a token of appreciation to their new community, Jimboy’s Tacos Brea will be partnering with Brea-based nonprofit, Together We Rise, for an in-store fundraiser on Wednesday, August 29. On that day, 20% of all proceeds will be donated back to the nonprofit organization, which works to improve the lives of children in foster care through collaborating with community partners, like Jimboy’s Tacos, to raise money to provide resources for foster youth and to educate volunteers on issues surrounding the foster care system.Jimboy’s Tacos first opened nearly 65 years ago as a simple food trailer on the shores of Lake Tahoe, CA. With sights set on serving the best tasting taco on the planet, founder Jim “Jimboy” Knudson created the Original Ground Beef Taco, which has not changed since it was first served in 1954, and remains the most popular item on their menu. This iconic taco is made fresh with seasoned ground beef, freshly shredded cheese, and lettuce encased in a crispy, stone-ground corn shell dusted with parmesan cheese. Yep, you read that correctly! PARMESAN CHEESE! Mmm, it’s sooo yummy!Another must-try item on Jimboy’s menu is the Taquito Burrito, a signature grilled burrito stuffed with three taquitos. The Taquito Burrito mash-up has led to the creation of a revolutionary “Craft Your Own Mash-Up” section of the Jimboy’s menu. Other menu items include loaded burritos, fresh salads, shareable bites like queso and chips, and several breakfast items.I LOVED the Tahoe Nachos, which are pictured above. They are definitely enough to share! Oh, and they also have desserts including churros and Choco-Tacos!Jimboy’s Tacos Brea is located at
2435 Imperial Highway in Brea, CA

In celebration of the newest Jimboy’s Tacos location, I’m also hosting a giveaway for one(1) of my readers to win a $50 Jimboy’s Tacos gift card! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone! Thanks again for reading!

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You can connect with Jimboy’s Tacos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Hold Onto Summer With Yogurtland’s 3 Newest Flavors + Enter to Win

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own .

Summer is in full swing and Yogurtland bringing three new handcrafted flavors plus two new toppings to its locations for guests to enjoy.Beginning August 6th, and available for a limited time while supplies last, the Yogurtland summer flavor lineup will include Dairy Free Coconut Cream Pie, Nectarine Peach Orange Tart and Strawberry Rose frozen yogurt.

Dairy free? Yes! This is the second time Yogurtland is offering a flavor with a dairy free base made from coconut milk. Combining traditional graham cracker and mouthwatering pie flavor notes in a coconut milk base, the Coconut Cream Pie flavor gives fans an opportunity to create a delicious dairy free treat.

The Nectarine Peach Orange Tart flavor offers a burst of fresh tropical flavors. The nectarine and peach provide taste buds with a sensational juicy flavor experience while the orange gives a nice zest, providing a well balanced sweet and fruity tart flavor.

Yogurtland combines juicy California strawberries and floral rose water in a sweet base to create the creamy Strawberry Rose flavor. This light and refreshing frozen yogurt will have fans craving a second serving.Along with three new flavors, Yogurtland will introduce two new toppings for a limited time. Bringing a different variety of flavors to the topping bar, the scrumptious Cotton Candy Fizzies will have fans enjoying traditional cotton candy flavors with a twist. Additionally, Yogurtland’s craveable Sour Rainbows will bring a spark of color to each cup and a blend of sweet and sour flavors.

I don’t know which of these to try first! I’ll probably end up with one of each! I’m so excited about these new flavors that I’m hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my readers to win a $20 Yogurtland gift card. To enter this giveaway, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone and thanks for stopping by! a Rafflecopter giveaway

About Yogurtland
Yogurtland features non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors, ice cream, and non-dairy and no sugar added choices while using milk that contains no antibiotics or added hormones. Fruit flavors are fortified with Vitamin C for an extra boost.
Yogurtland’s flavorologists continually create craveable flavors that keep fans loving their frozen dessert experience. Yogurtland owns its own dairy, and by controlling the manufacturing process, the company delivers the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for the industry and delighting guests each day.

 

For more information or to find the closest Yogurtland to you, please go here

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{Giveaway} Panini Kabob Grill Now Open at Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo

I was invited to dine as a guest of Panini Kabob Grill in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Let’s talk about food! It’s one of my favorite things. Any time a new eatery opens near me, I get excited to try it out! One of our favorite centers to visit is Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo. Panini Kabob Grill recently opened at Kaleidoscope and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Panini Kabob Grill offers a fresh, healthy and high quality Mediterranean menu. By the way, their fresh hummus platter is amazing! Not only do they serve lunch and dinner but also breakfast! That’s my favorite meal of the day! You can basically “brunch” there 7 days a week!Their breakfast/brunch menu features such items as:

  • French Toast
  • Spinach Poach
  • Open-faced Smoked Salmon
  • Smoked Salmon Plate
  • Steak and Eggs
  • Create Your Scramble
  • Create Your Scramble
  • Breakfast Sandwiches and Wraps
  • Avocado Toast

Panini Kabob Grill only uses farm-raised organic eggs, hormone and antibiotic-free proteins. They don’t use anything processed or containing MSG and make all items from scratch. Enjoy Panini Kabob Grill’s “Mimosa Brunch Special”, any day of the week, for just $2.95 each. Guests can also enjoy a selection of sparkling wine, wine and beer with any meal.Espresso Bar selections feature LaVazza, 100% Arabica Responsibly Grown Coffee, which is Italy’s favorite coffee. Guests have the option of ordering their (hot or cold) espresso or coffee drinks with soy or almond milk at no additional charge.

In addition to breakfast and brunch, Panini Kabob Grill serves a variety of Salads; Paninis; Wraps; Shish Kabobs with steak, chicken, lamb, salmon or shrimp; and vegetarian entrees including a Falafel Platter, Charbroiled Organic Tofu Kabobs, and Stuffed Bell Peppers. Family Platters can also be ordered for sharing, and a Kids Menu is available to children 12 and under.

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one of my winners to win a $50 Panini Kabob Grill gift card so you can go in and try out their delicious menu for yourself! To enter the giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone!

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Farmer Boys® Opens Its 9th Orange County Location in La Habra

I was invited to dine at Farmer Boys in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Farmer Boys® opened its 9th Orange County location in the city of La Habra.  To celebrate the new location, Farmer Boys will be hosting a Grand Opening Weekend celebration from Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19.

The first 100 people in line at 2pm on Friday, August 17 will be entered in a random drawing to win free Farmer Boys for one year (five winners will be selected).For the duration of the Grand Opening Weekend, guests at the new La Habra location can take advantage of several specials, including:

  • $2 Big Cheese® Cheeseburgers (Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19 from 2-5pm)
  • $4.99 French Toast Combo or Hot Cakes Combo (Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19 all day)
  • Chance to spin the prize wheel and win Farmer Boys coupons and swag items (Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19 from 2-5pm)

We loved our dining experience at Farmer Boys because you have a choice of breakfast anytime or lunch/dinner items. I had no problem ordering a French Toast combo with a chocolate shake! By the way, if you haven’t tried their shakes, they are super creamy and made with real ice cream!I’m also a fan of their gigantic onion rings, dipped in ranch dressing, that came with my daughter’s BLT! That crispy bacon was delish!

Farmer Boys La Habra is located at
602 South Harbor Boulevard.

For updates and special offers, be sure to download the Farmer Boys VIF app, that stands for Very Important Farmers. 

About Farmer Boys®
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Riverside, California, Farmer Boys® is a fast casual restaurant chain serving award-winning burgers, specialty sandwiches, crisp salads, signature sides, and all-day breakfast. Farmer Boys knows farm fresh food will never go out of style. Farmer Boys currently operates 92 restaurants in California and Nevada.

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Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Lake Forest

I was invited to dine as a guest of Mountain Mike’s in order to write this review. All opinions are my own. 

With a name as mighty as “Mountain Mike’s Pizza“, you already know you’re in for a pizza extravaganza, just walking in the place! We recently visited our closest location and did not leave disappointed!

Obviously, we came for some pizza, but Mountain Mike’s offers more than just that on their menu. You’ll find some great appetizers and starters, sandwiches, a bountiful salad bar, and even fresh baked dessert! Mountain Mike’s also serves soft drinks, beer and wine to compliment your meal.Let’s talk about Mountain Mike’s pizza first. Guests always have the option of creating their own pizza, choosing sauce, cheese and fresh toppings. There’s also a complete selection of specialty pizzas including The McKinley, Mt. Veggiemore, The Everest and many more incredible choices. *Gluten free crust is also available in the 10″ pizza only.At Mountain Mike’s you can choose from these pizza 4 sizes:

  • 10″ small (feeds 1-2 people)
  • 12″ medium (feeds 2-3 people)
  • 14″ large (feeds 3-4 people)
  • 20″ mountain (feeds 4-5 people)

Here are the appetizer and sandwich choices featured on their menu:

  • Garlic Bread (plain or with cheese)
  • Garlic Sticks (plain or with cheese)
  • Hot Wings
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Jalapeño Poppers
  • Half-Dome sandwich – An open-faced pizza sandwich on a fresh roll with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and your choice of up to three pizza toppings. Served with pickle and chips
  • Cliff Hanger sandwich – A fresh roll loaded with your choice of chicken, salami, ham, Louisiana-style Hot Sausage or Canadian Style Bacon, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato and your choice of cheese. Served with pickle and chips.

The salad bar at Mountain Mike’s features a selection of fresh produce to build your salad to your own liking. On our visit, we were lucky to try Mountain Mike’s freshly baked dessert. This giant cookie was baked to order and came directly to our table, fresh out of the oven! It was definitely a hit with us! I loved learning about the community involvement that Mountain Mike’s strive to do. They are passionate about being active in the community and proudly provide support to organizations and groups that better  neighborhoods through education, sports, the arts, charitable acts and spiritual leadership. For more information about fundraising in collaboration with Mountain Mike’s Pizza, please go here.

Mountain Mike’s offers convenient online ordering in addition to take out orders that can be placed over the phone.They also offer delivery in some areas. Mountain Mike’s Pizza has locations in California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah. To find the location nearest you, please go here.

 

Marie Callender’s Burger & Pie Combo Menu

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own .

When I think of Marie Callender’s I think of PIE, which is why I got excited to hear all about their new limited-time “Burger & Pie Combo Menu“! Guests can choose from the Burger Menu and receive fries and a slice of pie with their order! The Burger & Pie combo menu consists of the Cabo San Lucas Burger, the Breakfast Burger, South of the Border Burger and more! Check out the delicious options:

  • Cabo San Lucas – back by popular demand! – Fresh California avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion, jalapeño jack cheese and Marie Callender’s’ signature spicy Cabo San Lucas dressing
  • Breakfast Burger – Crispy tater tots, melted aged cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, mayonnaise and a fried egg
  • South of the Border – Tender carnitas drizzled with salsa verde, atop a 100% Angus beef patty, melted aged cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce, tomato, pickle and more salsa verde
  • Callender’s Cheeseburger – Crisp lettuce, tomato, pickles, house-made signature Sweet Gherkin Thousand Island dressing and aged American cheese
  • “The Works” Frisco – Grilled parmesan sourdough piled high with crisp lettuce, tomato, pickles, aged American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, crispy onion rings and house-made signature Sweet Gherkin Thousand Island dressing
  • Traditional Frisco – Grilled parmesan sourdough with crisp lettuce, tomato, pickles and house-made signature Sweet Gherkin Thousand Island dressing
  • Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Bacon – Candied jalapeños, poblano cheese sauce, applewood smoked bacon, melted aged cheddar, smashed tater tots, lettuce, tomato, pickles and sriracha mayonnaise

Other customer favorites on the menu to check out when you’re there include:

  • Spicy Beef & Chicken Savory Skillet
  • The Farmhouse Sunrise Skillet
  • Thai Shrimp Savory Skillet
  • Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • Banana Cream Pie Pancakes

Marie Callender’s also features an all-day breakfast menu!  For more information and to locate the Marie Callender’s nearest you, please visit http://www.mariecallenders.com

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Mrs. Knott’s Express Bakery Now Open

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

There was exciting news out of Knott’s yesterday! As soon as I saw the first post online about the opening of Mrs. Knott’s Express Bakery now being open in the California Marketplace, which is located just outside the park, I knew I needed to investigate further!Anything food-related is going to grab my attention, especially when it’s at Knott’s. Bonus points if it’s “boysenberry” (and some of the items actually are) This was the tweet that caught my eye:

I mean, how could I ignore this tweet? Mrs. Knott’s Express Bakery looks like a great place to grab some delicious looking donuts! Plus, they offer coffee, tea, juice, soda and one of my favorites from last year’s Boysenberry Festival: Knott’s Boysenberry Boba Tea! Oh my goodness! We fell in absolute love with this drink and were sad to see the festival end, knowing we’d have to wait an entire year to get our hands on another one. Now you can grab one any time though!


But getting back to those donuts…. which one of these cronut-style donuts would you try first: Fruity Pebbles, Bacon or Chocolate Explosion? This picture from Clementine County looks like a good start! I can’t wait for my next visit to Knott’s!

For more information about Knott’s, please go here.

Some photos are property of Knott’s Berry Farm and Clementine County blog. 

 

Kick Off Summer With a Fresh Berry and Toasted Almond Salad at The Habit Burger Grill

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

The Habit Burger Grill, known for its award-winning Charburgers, introduces its new refreshing summer salad, the Fresh Berry and Toasted Almond Salad with Chicken. The limited time special is available now through August 21 at participating Habit Burger Grill locations for $7.95.habit-grill-berry-and-almond-chicken-salad

The Habit’s new Fresh Berry and Toasted Almond Salad serves up a perfectly seasoned chargrilled chicken breast atop a bed of hand-cut garden greens with fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries, topped with toasted almonds and feta cheese, tossed in a house-made strawberry balsamic vinaigrette making for a delicious summer treat.

“Enjoy our crisp, cool summer salad for the perfect meal this season. With the ideal combination of sweet and savory, satisfying crunch and fresh flavors, this salad will become your new favorite.” – Chef Adam Baird, The Habit’s vice president of food and beverage and creator of this limited time special.

Better burgers are just the beginning at The Habit where the menu also includes hand-cut salads, grilled sandwiches including line-caught, sushi grade ahi tuna, fresh chicken, and hand-filleted marinated grilled tri-tip, and sides including onion rings, sweet potato and French fries, and tempura green beans. Guests can choose from a variety of peppers, lemons, limes, and sauces at a complimentary condiment bar to customize the flavor of their meal.

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one of my readers to win a $25 gift card for The Habit Burger Grill. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck, everyone.

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