Review: New menu at Bonefish Grill #HelloNewMenu

I was sent a free gift card to eat at Bonefish Grill with Hubby and Little J this past Saturday. You may remember my previous review of Bonefish Grill at their Virginia Beach location. While living in Florida, I ate at Bonefish Grill a few times a year, and always enjoyed the food and my experience. That VA Beach location didn’t live up to my expectations, so I wasn’t sure what to expect this time around.

Today is our first day in our new home (woohoo!) in Maryland, but prior to that we were staying with friends a couple towns away. The Bonefish Grill location we reviewed is in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre in Gambrills, MD.

Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress

I’m just going to apologize right now for the photos. Part of the ambience at Bonefish Grill is dim lighting, which isn’t conducive to great photography…especially with my iPhone.

The new menu includes a Rib-Eye Steak, Bang Bang Shrimp Flatbread, Cold Snap Fresh Ceviche, Watermelon Salad, and more.

Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress
Your meal always comes with fresh bread and pesto for dipping.

I always order the regular Bang Bang Shrimp as an appetizer and did so before I realized there’s now flatbread version! Oh well…next time.

 Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress
Not one of the new menu items, but the Bang Bang Shrimp is a classic favorite!

Hubby was really considering the new Shrimp Pad Thai Bowl, but ended up ordering the new Ahi Tuna Steak instead. The steak was a wood-grilled yellowfin tuna. It included little bowls of all their signature sauce choices: the new Lime Tomato Garlic, Warm Mango Salsa, Herb Pesto, Pan Asian, and Lemon Butter. He chose the new Herbed Couscous as his side.

Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress
Ahi tuna steak with herbed couscous and veggies on the side. The two sauces shown here are Lime Tomato Garlic and Lemon Butter.
Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress
More sauces for the tuna steak- warm mango salsa, herb pesto, and Pan-Asian

I almost went with the new Lobster Grilled Cheese (how amazing does that sound?!), but instead ordered the Spicy Tuna Bowl. I’m a sucker for sushi. My bowl included sushi-grade, sesame-seared rare tuna; avocado; sweet chile sauce; jasmine rice; and passion fruit salsa.

Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress
Spicy tuna bowl

For Little J, we ordered his fail-safe restaurant dish: chicken tenders and french fries. Bonefish has a great multi-page menu with coloring pages for kids to draw on, as well as crayons to do so. Also, the table cloth is made of paper, so Little J loves to go to town drawing all over it.

When we eat out, we usually skip dessert, but this time we couldn’t resist the new S’mores Flatbread- creamy chocolate, toasted marshmallows, with sliced almonds, and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs. Looks delish, doesn’t it?

Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress
S’mores flatbread

Thoughts on the new menu:

I was much more impressed this time around. I really enjoyed my Spicy Tuna Bowl. Between the sweet chili sauce and passion fruit salsa, it had a lot of flavor. Hubby loved his Ahi Tuna Steak, and so did I (obviously, I had to test his out too, right?). The tuna steak is worth going back for, in my opinion! Hubby liked his tuna steak dipped in the Pan Asian sauce, but I preferred the Herb Pesto. I’ve already mentioned the other new menu items that we were considering, and I would definitely like to try those down the road (date night, maybe). The S’mores Flatbread was delicious and a big enough serving to share. All in all…my faith in Bonefish Grill has been restored.

To see the full new Bonefish Grill menu, as well as locations visit their website at www.bonefishgrill.com. And don’t worry; if you’re not a seafood fan, there are beef, chicken, and all-veggie options.

Have you eaten at Bonefish Grill? What dish would you like to try off the new menu?

Note: I received a free gift card to visit Bonefish Grill and try out their new menu. I was not otherwise compensated for this post.

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Giveaway: Blooming Bath for babies 8/10-24 (US only)

Are you expecting in 2014? Did you just have your little bundle of joy? Know someone who’s pregnant or trying to conceive? Then this event is for you! Alex of Mommy’s Obsessions is expecting her second son this October and has created an event that is perfect for expectant mothers. Mommy’s Little Miracle is a Pregnancy, Newborn/Early Infancy, and Postpartum event that will be featuring everything from maternity clothing to newborn essentials, to postpartum products you must have. We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar. Over the next three weeks you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!
 

Today Mommy’s Little Miracle is featuring a company that is revolutionizing the way we bathe our babies – Blooming Bath!

I haven’t tried the Blooming Bath, but I’ve wanted to since I heard about it a couple of years ago! My SIL gave us her sons’ baby bath, so there was no need to buy one.   🙁   I like how comfy the Blooming Bath looks, and that it fits into many styles of sinks. No bending over the tub! -Elisebet

 

About Blooming Bath

(As from their website)

“Eric Devericks was a professional cartoonist. Brian Pond designed golf putters. David Morelock loved to surf. And Tom Morris was a proud geek. The four friends couldn’t have been more different. But they all had one thing in common: They were dads — and they prided themselves on being good ones. Change a diaper? No sweat. Soothe a screaming newborn? Right away. Pull a splinter? Kiss a boo-boo? Laugh at really bad knock-knock jokes? Of course. But there was another thing they had in common — experience with a chore that really shouldn’t be a chore. “When your baby’s so soapy and slippery and squirmy and when you’re trying to bend over a tub or keep them in place in the sink — frankly, it just takes a lot of the enjoyment out of a moment that should be such a great time,” Morelock said. Together, the four fathers co-founded the new company. And after more than a year of hard work, they rolled out their first product: Blooming Bath. The flower-shaped bath pillow conforms to the shape of any sink — and keeps those little wiggle worms right where they belong. It’s durable, easy to clean and unbelievably adorable.”

 

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From Alex at Mommy’s Obsessions:

One item for Baby #2 that has been on my list since before we conceived, was a Blooming Bath. When I first learned of the Blooming Bath I immediately fell in love with it. Not only is it adorable, but it looked so much more comfortable for baby than those stiff plastic bath tubs! When I finally saw it in stores, my love only deepened and I knew that this was a must have baby product for when we had our second little one.

Aside from the bath being the plushest that I have seen yet, I really love the fact that rather than letting it sit out and air dry, you simply throw it into your dryer after the baby is done using it! I remember from Little Misters bath tub that anytime water wouldn’t completely drain from it, it would mildew and I just thought it was the grossest thing. With the Blooming Bath, there’s no need to worry!

To Purchase: Visit Blooming Bath and grab the color bath you would love for your little one! Blooming Bath also carries bath products!

To Win: Mommy’s Obsessions and Blooming Bath want to give one lucky winner a Blooming Bath in their choice of color!

 

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of August 24th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommy’s Obsessions Facebook. Winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving their winner’s email otherwise they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Blooming Bath. Mommy’s Obsessions and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. For any questions contact Mommy’s Obsessions. Mommys Obsessions did receive compensation or product in exchange for the promotion of this event. This blog did not receive compensation for the promotion of this event. 
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Review: PRO Compression Marathon Socks #keepittight

My sister-in-law Emily has helped me out with today’s review. I was given the opportunity to review a pair of marathon socks from PRO Compression. Since Emily has been running more than I have lately and training for a half marathon coming up soon, I thought she could really benefit from a pair and sent them her way!

PRO Compression marathon socks review- My Life: A Work in Progress

The socks help increase blood flow in your vascular system, thereby relieving discomfort. Increased blood flow means a shorter recovery time! These socks aren’t just for athletes; if you’re on your feet all day, you could benefit from wearing a pair. I wish I had known about these when I was teaching full time.

PRO Compression marathon socks come in several sizes and colors/patterns. Over the calf, low cut, hot pink, black with red & blue dots…I always love when a functional product looks great too.

From Emily:

I absolutely love my compression socks. At first, I didn’t think wearing them would really do anything, but I have a couple running friends that swear by them. I have to say that I always have to wear them now, or else I’ll pay the price. The days I wear them, I don’t have a problem with my feet the rest of the day, but if I don’t wear them, my feet are very achy after my run. If there’s a day when I’ve been on my feet for a block of several hours, I’ll slip my socks on to help recover. Also, I love the many different designs offered. There were so many to choose from!

Find out more on PROCompression.com. They also sell calf sleeves, arm sleeves, and active wear. If you’re interested in buying a pair, you can get 40 percent off a pair of any PRO Compression socks or sleeves with discount code: COMP40

Want to win a pair? Come back tomorrow to enter a giveaway! 

If you won a free pair, which pattern or color would you choose?

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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