Monday, April 11, 2011

Chili's Wild or Mild / Review and Giveaway




 

The Chili's Brand: 

Chili's has been spicing things up since 1975. Chili's opened as a fun Dallas burger joint that prided themselves on humble beginnings, following a devotion to great food, warm hospitality and community spirit. Today they have restaurants all over the world and continue to cook up affordable food in a casual atmosphere.

For more info go here.

 



Wild or Mild / The review:


 I was lucky enough to receive a $20 Gift card to try it out for myself (BUT I didn't say BY MYSELF.. lol) .  The other night hubby had to work late, so I headed out to treat myself and the Dynamic Duo to a night out, and we were lucky enough to be joined by my friend Kris  of Our Crazy Life and the Triple Threat (Her triplets, cause THAT is how I ROLL.. lol).

As usual our local Chili's did NOT disappoint, they were clean, courteous and on point with seating us on time (can NOT emphasis how big of a deal that is for ME especially when I'm out with the gremlins.. TWO unhappy 3 year olds is NOT fun in public.. lol), and our server Melissa ROCKED!!!

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I decided to change things up a little from my usual and try out a little something from their wild or mild promotion..



On the “Wild or Mild” menu, there’s an equal counterpart in dish options on either side. You can choose from:
  • Kicked Up Queso or Skillet Queso
  • Blazin’ Big Mouth Bites or Big Mouth Bites
  • Jalapeno Chicken Quesadillas or Bacon Ranch Chicken Quesadillas
  • Crispy Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers or Crispy Sweet Maple BBQ Chicken Crispers

 AND I am neither WILD or MILD (in case you were wondering..).. lol.. I,  like a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.. lol




We started off with the Skillet Queso.. We went the mild rout so we could share with the kidlets, but it was devoured mostly my me and one on the TT.  It was the perfect start to the meal, creamy, with a little kick and the perfect compliment to the crunch warm tortilla chips. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.



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After that I KNEW I'd have to hit the wild side, ad decided to try out the Crispy Chipotle Honey Crispers, and was NOT disappointed, the chicken was juicy, crunchy and had the PERFECT amount of heat.  The only thing I can say that I WAS a little disappointed in was the corn, it was a little tasteless and soggy, BUT, not a big concern, the girls LOVED it. 




I can honestly say this gal (who hardly EVER tries new things) is excited she went out of her comfort zone, because I just found a NEW favorite thing to order at Chili's.

By the way... you can also get a FREE Chips and Queso by joining their E-mail club!!!


So, Right now Chili's has a fun promotional site, Shout Out to Eat Out. Go create your Wild or Mild avatar and you’ll be entered in a daily contest to win a $20 Chili’s gift card. The avatar with the most votes at the end of the promotion will win a trip to Vegas (Wild) or Disney (Mild)!

See if you can find MINE!!!!



Fun Fact:
In line with a longstanding tradition, every single Chili's restaurant hangs one dining room photo upside down.

Will YOU be looking for it next time you visit??? lol I know I do every time now..




BIG thumbs UP!! for Chili's...





One lucky Mommying On The Fly reader will win a $20 gift card to Chili’s so you can try out their great menu items for yourself! This contest is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents. Entries will be accepted until the end of the day (midnight EST) Sunday, April 24.

Good Luck!!

****Ends 4/24/11****




Mandatory Entry:

Head over to  Chili's and let us know if you are Wild or Mild, what you are excited to try.. and BECOME A FOLLOWER of this Blog.. via GFC..!! How easy is that???

Extra Entries:



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7.) Tweet about this giveaway.  ( #Win $20 #chillis Gift card from @Mommyinondfly (Ends 04/24 ) http://tinyurl.com/4y5pgal)   *You can tweet daily, please post a comment for each with link*
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Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 24 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on April 24, 2011 @  Midnight EST.




Thanks everyone and good luck!
US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners will be posted here, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 24hours to claim their prize, or another number will be drawn. This contests ends at 11:59 pm EST MARCH 14, 2010.

Disclosure: I received a $20.00 gift card to eat at our local chili's restaurant, so that I may try out and review items on their menu. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are honest and my own.




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