It’s not too often that I get to hang out with my best friend, Tamme. Sure we talk all the time on the phone, we text back and forth and occasionally spend 30 minutes together over a cup of coffee, but that’s about it these days. Tamme’s off of work for a bit as she just had knee surgery, so I asked her if she wanted to head over to Chili’s to try their new CoronaRita!
The picture above was taken with my new camera, it has a cartoon filter on it. Cool huh? You can actually watch it in action above too! It was really nice to be able to hang out. We just never seem to find the time for that anymore! We decided to go during a quiet time, around 2:00 PM. The lunch rush was gone and there was still plenty of time before the dinner rush would hit. It was an ideal time to go! Neither one of us wanted to fill up with a meal so soon before dinner, so we decided to order a couple of appetizers. We ordered the Classic Nachos and the Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip. Man was it good! I’m not a heavy drinker, but I do enjoy a cocktail. If I do partake I almost always have to have something to munch on while sipping. The chips, salsa, guacamole, and artichoke dip were a perfect pairing with the CoronaRitas!
The CoronaRita at Chili’s is a new menu item. It’s a margarita made with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila with a bottle of Corona suspended upside down.
While Tamme isn’t really a margarita drinker, she LOVED it and gave it two thumbs up! You can leave the Corona bottle upside down and sip your margarita until the level gets low, then gently lift the bottle to release more, or release it earlier, whatever you like. Definitely different and a perfect match with our Mexican themed appetizers.
I have to say that the staff at Chili’s in MCHenry, Illinois were fabulous. As I mentioned, Tamme had knee surgery, so we requested a booth so she could elevate her leg. While we were eating the restaurant manager came out and chatted, asking about Tamme’s leg. Later the bartender stopped by and asked the same thing. He let me snap a picture of him with my cartoon filter on my camera. Ha ha! Everyone was really nice and attentive. Thank you Chili’s in McHenry for a great afternoon!
As you can see from this Instagram shot, we really put a hurtin’ on our appetizer plates! They definitely hit the spot.
There were these nifty little video tablet things at the table. They were called Ziosks and displayed the different desserts available. Ooohhhhh. Mmmmm! We passed, but it was hard! At least I’ll know to save room for my next visit. :) It was so nice to get out and hang with my besty!
GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
So now I’d like one of you to enjoy some time with a friend! I’m giving away a $25 Gift Card to Chili’s! All you have to do is a leave a comment here by May 9, 2012 at midnight telling me which meal from Chili’s menu would you order to compliment the CoronaRita if you won?
(You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages and as always, remember to drink responsibly! Winner will be drawn at random and will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification email or a new winner will be drawn.)