Tasty Tuesday – Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

Last month I attended a meet and greet at Chuy’s with a group of area bloggers. We had the most fun tasting food, drinks, and spent a few hours chatting and laughing. The minute I read the description for the Baja Shrimp Tacos I knew I had to order them. “Baja Tacos – Freshly made flour tortillas with your choice of lightly battered and fried fish or shrimp, cilantro, red cabbage and Creamy Jalapeno sauce”. So simple, yet it appealed to me right away. My mouth watered when the plate was delivered. They looked so yummy! Food Advertising by   And didn’t disappoint! The tacos were excellent. I wanted to go back for lunch the next day, and the day after that and the day after that! But that wasn’t an …

Food, Friends and Fun at the Bonefish Grill #HelloNewMenu [review]

Last month Bonefish Grill came out with an amazing new menu. (Don’t panic, they didn’t change the Bang Bang Shrimp!) And to help get the word out they hosted a tasting for our little group of local bloggers at the Huntersville, NC location. (It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.) I’m a work from home mom with five kids on summer break, so anytime I can get out of the house AND get a free meal, I’m there! 😉 It was a bonus that I got to spend that time with some wonderful women, as well! OMGosh the food, glorious food! I am not exaggerating when I say this was probably the best meal of my entire life. I loved everything I tried and if you had to put a gun to …

Tasty Tuesday – Copycat Nan and Byron’s Train Wreck Fries

On Friday, I attended my monthly Moms’ Night Out Charlotte blogger meet and greet. This time it was at the ah-maz-ing Nan and Byron’s restaurant in Charlotte. I had such a wonderful evening visiting with friends, sampling the menu, and savoring a couple of their specialty libations. The Cadillac Jalapeno Margarita (Patron, Citrus Juices, muddled fresh jalapeno, topped with Grand Marnier-flavored Cadillac Foam and cayenne pepper) and the Farmhouse Lemonade (Bacardi Limon, Strawberry Vodka, Limoncello, citrus juices, muddled fresh strawberries and lemon) were two favorites. I REALLY wanted to try the G’Night Moon (Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon Moonshine, soda water, Sprite, muddled mint and lime with a house made simple syrup) but I had to drive home later that night and knew if I had one more drink I’d be pushing …

Mother's Day at the Aquarium

Mother’s Day at the Aquarium

Because my husband had to work on Mother’s Day (he is the Clubhouse Manager at a local country club and Mother’s Day is one of their biggest events of the year) it was up to me to plan something if I wanted to get out of the house. Since moving to the Charlotte area, we haven’t ventured out much aside from a couple of trips to Carowinds and a local spring festival. So I was very excited when I was contacted to take a tour of the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium. I was provided free entry to the aquarium, but was not compensated for this review, and the thoughts and opinions in this review are my own. When we walked into the mall I could see a line of people waiting …