Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Favor + Chick-fil-A

Hello y'all! For those who started back to school this week, you've officially made it halfway through the week! Time to reward yourself with Chick-fil-A! Luckily, Favor is waiving delivery fees on all Chick-fil-A orders from now until Saturday, 8/27. Yay!

This deal is part of Favor's newest campaign, Nug. Nug is a chicken nugget on an adventure 'Back to School' - and he's bringing Chick-fil-A deals along the way! Each week, a new video of Nug venturing around campus will be released, along with a deal of the week. Check out this week's video below and stay tuned for more!



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Monday, August 22, 2016

Method Coffee

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo from Method Coffee on Instagram, and today I'm giving y'all an inside look!


Absolutely loved the inviting and homey set up. To the right, there's some seating for if you're meeting a small group of friends for coffee.


On the other side of the bar, there are a few tables lined up against the wall. Great for working or studying!


They also carry Onyx Coffee Lab beans. I grabbed a bag of the Sugar Skull Blend, which after going through the entire bag in less than a week, I can safely say that Onyx roasts some solid coffee beans.


Be sure to try Method's iced coffee! It is hands down, my favorite iced coffee to date. If you have any go-to shops to pick up iced coffee, leave your recommendations in the comments below! I appreciate every and all suggestions! 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

R Bar & Grill + New Summer Items

Behold! We have found the perfect post-Six Flags or pre-Rangers game restaurant, y'all!

R Bar & Grill is located at the Hilton off Lamar, within minutes of all of these Arlington destinations, so whether you're going to a concert at AT&T Stadium or heading over to the ballpark for some baseball, this might just be the place to stop by beforehand.


You may be thinking, "Wait, this restaurant is attached to a hotel?" Believe me, I completely get your hesitation. We don't normally associate a hotel restaurant with good food, but R Bar definitely proved to be the exception, thanks to Executive Chef Marcelo Vasquez. The Chilean native has developed a menu that elegantly transforms Southern foods.


To start us off while we decided on what to order, we were given some jalapeno cheddar bread slices with an olive oil based dipping sauce. Trust us, you'll probably down all of this before making a decision, partially because there are so many enticing options and partially because this bread is just that addicting.


Here is what we ended up ordering:


Appetizers

Wild Boar Chili - fried egg, arugula, and creme fraiche
We opted out of the creme fraiche due to dietary restrictions, but it was still tasty. What a nice touch with the egg! One of us was a huge, huge fan.
Jumbo Blackened Scallops - jalapeno cheddar grits, watercress citrus salad, chive oil
Highly, HIGHLY recommend this appetizer! Although, I wished there were more scallop on the plate, the jalapeno cheddar grits are absolutely divine, which is surprising because I've never really been a fan of grits. I also loved the lightness that the watercress added. Overall, everything balanced and worked extremely well together. I wouldn't mind eating this multiple times a week.
Entrees


Durango Tacos - pulled pork, grilled pineapple, garlic mojo, cotija cheese, pickled onion 
Lobster Club Sandwich - jalapeno cheddar bread, smoked bacon, tomatoes, watercress, havarti cheese, lemon garlic aioli
If there's one thing you have to try, THIS IS IT! All the layers mesh flawlessly to create an indescribable burst of flavors.

BBQ Brisket Sliders - House smoked brisket, caramelized onions, bleu cheese, Texas bbq sauce
Chili Peach Cobbler
We requested our dessert be "deconstructed" to avoid dairy contamination! We loved the chili powder added to the peaches - creative and tasty!
Our final thoughts: R Bar completely exceeded our expectations. A great place to go if you're in the area!

The newly released summer items include:

Jumbo Blackened Scallops – Jalapeño cheddar grits, citrus watercress and chive oil
Spinach & Strawberry Salad – Fresh strawberries, feta cheese, diced cucumbers, roasted almonds, tossed in a lemon poppy seed dressing
Italian Salad – Salami, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, pepperoncini, tomato, fresh basil, lightly coated in a balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled B.L.T.C. Sandwich – Jalapeño cheddar bread, smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce and cheddar cheese
Lobster Club Sandwich – Jalapeño cheddar bread, filled with lobster, smoked bacon, tomatoes, citrus watercress, Havarti cheese and lemon garlic aioli
 Fried Chicken Wrap – Romaine, tomatoes, mixed cheeses, smokey tomato ranch and avocado
Mediterranean style pizza – Kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, capers, mixed cheeses, artichoke, basil and tomato


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Rex's Seafood at the Market

The Dallas Farmer's Market has a special place in my heart. It has such a fun and light atmosphere. I love visiting on the weekends for a bite to eat before strolling through The Shed to see what our local businesses are up to!

This past weekend, I dined at Rex's Seafood, located just to your left as you walk in through the main entrance of The Market. Scroll on down to see what I ordered and hear my thoughts. I've also included some killer happy hour deals below!


I started my meal with the Crawfish Hushpuppies. This is a must-try.


These hushpuppies are crisp, fluffy, and packed with flavor! Served alongside a chipotle raspberry sauce and tartar sauce, Rex's adds its own flair to a southern classic. While I enjoyed the creative aspect of the chipotle raspberry, I personally preferred the tartar sauce. It offered a more refreshing bite to the hushpuppies.


I ordered off the specials menu for my entree - the Mon Chong, with a side of sweet potato fries and mixed veggies. (All classic dishes come with two sides of your choice.) This was my first time trying this type of fish. Not sure what to expect, I found that it had a moderate flavor (not too fishy) and a firm texture. The lemon butter sauce was the perfect combination to elevate the natural flavors of the fish. As for the sides, I was completely satisfied with my choices. The fries were extra crispy just as I like, and the mixed veggies had almost an asian flavor to it. I only wished that more came with the entree.


They also have some great happy hour specials that run Monday through Friday from 4-6pm.

$1 Gulf Oysters
$2 East Coast Oysters
$3 Bud Lights

Also, $20 beer buckets at any time? Sign me up!




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Monday, August 15, 2016

Einstein Bros. Bagels + No Kid Hungry

Einstein Bros. Bagels has partnered with No Kid Hungry in an effort to connect children in need with healthy meals. Tomorrow, August 16, marks the launch of the campaign, and here is where YOU come in.

All you have to do is:
1. Download your FREE voucher for an Egg Cracked Sandwich here.
2. Go to any Einstein locations to redeem the voucher for any of the new Egg Cracked Sandwiches.

For every Egg Cracked Sandwich given away this Tuesday, Einstein's will donate one meal to a child in need. That's right, you're giving and receiving all at once! You get to enjoy a delicious meal for free, while helping Einstein's reach their goal of providing 1 million meals to kids in need.


I got the Santa Fe Egg Cracked Sandwich, but there are actually THREE new flavors that you will be able to try tomorrow:

The Farmhouse - Applewood Bacon, Smoked Ham, Country Pepper Shmear and Cheddar Cheese on a Cheesy Hash Brown Gourmet Bagel

The Chorizo Sunrise - Chorizo, Avocado, Jalapeño Salsa Shmear and Pepper Jack Cheese on a Fresh-Baked Green Chile Gourmet Bagel

The French Toast Egg - Applewood Bacon, Maple Shmear and Cheddar Cheese on a Fresh-Baked French Toast Bagel


I couldn't help myself and picked up a Nova Lox bagel as well. ;)



This post was made in partnership with Einstein Bros. Bagels. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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