BJ’s recently released a new addition to their menu, called “Snacks & Small Bites.” The dishes range from $2.95 to $4.95 and include classic treats like macaroni and cheese and tacos, to more exotic fare like seared ahi tuna.
When I last reviewed the restaurant, one of my main complaints was the price of the food, but with these small dishes, you can pack in a lot of flavor for a pretty small price. I ordered the two mini tacos and since I already ate lunch a little while before that, the portion was great, but if you want to fill up on them, you’ll probably want to order two or three of the dishes. Even so, at $3 a serving, it won’t cost much to fill up.
My girl friend ordered the $3.95 seared ahi, which was certainly on par with the tacos. Flavorful, perfectly raw in the center and well-seasoned externally, these were quickly devoured at our table.
The tacos come with your choice of fillings, fajita chicken or barbacoa beef. While I wish you could have one taco with each filling type, both have to be the same. I chose the barbacoa beef, which was moist, flavorful and lean. Paired with a squeeze of lime juice, salsa that lacked the overwhelming chipotle flavor of the nacho salsa and a light sprinkling of cabbage, these are absolutely perfect.
Head in between 12 and 3 and you can take advantage of the $3 beer deal, which also includes their home-brewed cider. The berry cider is pink and quite sweet, in fact, it might be a bit too sweet for more people. For something a little less sweet, but better balanced, try combining the Jeremiah Red with the cider. The mix is smooth, floral, sweet and all around delicious.
In the grand scheme of things, Bj’s Snacks & Small Bites are certainly worthy of aout of 5.
June 25, 2008 by ruetheday
More freebies to announce. If you haven’t seen the commercials yet, you may be unaware that tomorrow Jack In The Box is giving away 2 free tacos as long as you bring in a gas receipt. Personally, I can’t stand their tacos, I’d rather pay to eat something else there. But, I know a lot of people like them, so if you’re one of those people, have at it. If you don’t have a car or a receipt, you can always bike to a gas station and grab someone else’s receipt. Just a thought.
I don’t know if you you all knew this, but 7-11 always has some kind of special going on their aniversary, July 11 (7-11). This year, you can have a free 7.11 ounce drink. Being as how this is the “Summer of the Slurpee” you may as well make it a yummy syrupy glass of yum.
June 23, 2008 by ruetheday
The Coffee Bean will be offering free Yogurt Ice drinks in strawberry and mango tomorrow, June 24. The giveaway only lasts between 4 and 5 P.M. Locations included are the company owned shops in Southern California, San Francisco, Arizona and franchised shops in Las Vegas.