Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday Date at BJ's Restaurant

Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and BJ’s Restaurants  
but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BJsrestaurants 

Between my husbands really hectic work schedule and my incessant need to stay busy
with various projects and events, sometimes we forget to carve out some time 
to hang out with each other. So, when he said he had a free afternoon for lunch,
I jumped at the chance to head to our local BJ's Restaurant and enjoy a couple of hours together.

When I first moved to California and was teaching school, I worked with a lot of fun ladies.
We ordered in lunch from BJ's Restaurant on special days
and headed there for Happy Hour on many a Friday.
I always ordered the same thing - the Santa Fe Salad with Cajun Shrimp, dressing on the side.
I have pretty much stuck with that same dish every time we go to BJ's Restaurant, so I was excited
to hear about the new Big Poppa Smokers BBQ menu items and it gave me the push 
I needed to branch out and try something yummy and new.


One thing I love about BJ's Restaurant is the fun atmosphere. 
There are TVs with sports events playing, people talking, servers buzzing around,
and it just lends itself to good conversation and a laid back, fun time.

 We started off with a couple of appetizers.
My husband wanted to try the Corn Fritters with Bacon Aioli, but I wanted to
try the cornbread. So we compromised and got both!
They were both delicious and had great flavor. The sauce with the corn fritters
was amazing!

I was looking for a smaller portion, so I ordered the lunch special
and it was the perfect size and was yummy!!!! It was served with a pulled pork slider,
Jallelujah spiced fries, chicken breast and cole slaw. Plus I got to choose the sauce
that was served with my pulled pork and I chose chipotle - yum!
It was the perfect size and I got a tasted of lots of the new items.

My husband went big and ordered the regular pulled pork sandwich and it was
also served with the Jallelujah spiced fries and coleslaw. He said the pork was tender
and had a great flavor. We both also enjoyed the fried onions on top the sandwiches.

No meal at BJ's Restaurant is complete without dessert!
We decided to diverge from our typical Pizookie and try the Berry Cobbler
from the Big Poppa Smokers BBQ menu and it didn't disappoint.
I'm a huge berry fan, so I loved it! My husband isn't a nut fan, so he picked around the pecans,
but he said he liked it and of course, the vanilla bean ice cream was amazing as always.

It was a fantastic couple of hours for us to enjoy each others company and try some
new food at one of our favorite restaurants. I definitely want to go back and try a few more
things from the menu before the limited time Big Poppa Smokers BBQ menu disappears on September 2nd.

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