Not Your Average Bar & Grill!
On September 14, 2015 100% of Chili’s profits will go to St. Jude’s Hospital
**Full Disclosure: I received dinner in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine.
Did you know Chili’s not only has delicious food, but they are also very involved in the community? For the past 8 yeas Chili’s and St. Jude’s Hospital have partnered to raise money for the research of cancer. Chili’s has a wing in the hospital, and it is designed to look just like a Chili’s restaurant. Their goal during this partnership was to raise $50,000,000 and this goal was reached approximately 2 years ago.
Chili’s has an ongoing relationship with St. Jude’s Hospital, and when customers visit they too have the opportunity to donate to this wonderful cause. Chili’s offers cards to their customers with a picture of a chili they can color in, and list their donation on the back of the card with their name and donation amount. This card is then placed on the outside window for all to see.
First we tried these delicious cheddar bites, which are fried and can be dipped in a spicy ranch sauce, called (ancho chili). These are juicy crispy little treats, much like the standard cheese sticks, but with more zest!
Next, we had the fried pickles, and they are crispy chips of dill pickles, and oh so delicious and you just can’t stop eating them. These are also dipped in ranch sauce, if you like.
Then, we tried the Big Mouth Burger Bites, and don’t let the size fool you, there is a lot of flavor in these little burgers! For lunch you get 2 and dinner comes with 4, and they have sautéed onions, ranch, bacon bites, mayo, and cheese on them. They have such a juicy robust flavor for such a small burger. These burgers are served with thick crispy fries.
For our main course we had the Smothered Prime Rib Burrito, and this is a southwestern delicacy! This huge burrito has huge tender pieces of prime rib, house made pico de gallo and citrus chili rice wrapped in a warm flour tortilla! This is too much food for just one person, but if you like prime rib with a southwestern kick, this is it!
Then, we had dessert, and it was the Cinnamon Skillet Rolls, they are served on a hot skillet and it has mounds of cinnamon sugar and candied pecans, and can be served with vanilla ice cream. Cinnabon has nothing on this; these can be eaten for breakfast or any time of the day.
We also tried the Seasonal Watermelon Margarita, and it screams summer, which is why it’s seasonal. This refreshing drink has Sauza Blue Tequila, fresh watermelon puree and house made fresh sour. If you’re into sharing, add two straws and drink away, because it’s huge.