2.05.2013

WE GOT LOBSTAH-FIED (+$25 GiftCard to Red Lobster)


Tasting events are one of those things that I would rarely miss attending.
It would take a giant tornado or snow completely covering our doors locking us inside our house to miss it.

Let's be honest here....
free food + socializing with other bloggers/companies = one enjoyable evening.

I had the pleasure of attending a Red Lobster tonight (last night when you're reading this) and let me tell you, they treat their customers right. Red Lobster recently unveiled it's most comprehensive menu transformation in brand history, providing guests with more affordable (15 entrees under $15!) great-tasting seafood and non-seafood dishes with more overall choice and variety, so they invited us to come try out anything we wanted! They stressed ordering whatever our hearts (stomachs) desired and to try multiple things...

that we did.
(Billy was my lucky date)
You don't have to ask us twice.

left: buffalo chicken bites, sweet chili shrimp {this was our favorite appetizer-if you like spicy, definitely try this!}, and southwest chicken pizza.

 For dinner, I wanted to try one of their new items from the Lighthouse portion of the menu.
As you guys know, I eat pretty healthy (normally) and these items are lower in fat and calories.

They added an awesome (and I mean awesome as in filling and yummy) salad to the menu called the Bar Harbor Salad which is what I went with. I got shrimp on mine and it has only 260 calories before the dressing - the dressing is 80 calories and is this really delicious blueberry vinaigrette.

Not to mention it's pretty big.
When I order a salad as an entree, I look for something that will fill me up and this did just that.






It has pecans, dried cranberries, and even dried blueberries on it which was different and really tasty!

Husband isn't included on the menu....
but he got the BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp and loved it (naturally). 



*Also, I have to say that my favorite thing about the changes Red Lobster did is that they now list the nutritional facts in a book on your table. I absolutely love this idea and am a big supporter of restaurants doing this! People want to know what they are eating. Way to go RL, way to go. :) 

I saw some of the other people's food that they ordered for dinner and the fresh fish options (tilapia, salmon, etc) would also be great to order if you're looking for a healthier entree!

For dessert, me and Billy both eyed the Lava Cookie and knew we should splurge and get it.
That was a good choice on our ends because it was the most delicious dessert I've had in 2013 so far.



Yup..it is that good.

Now that I've made you starving this morning (sorry guys!)...

Red Lobster if offering one of you a chance to win a $25 GiftCard
Told you they were awesome and treat their customers right.

All you have to do is comment below letting me know which item above you think looks the best, or let me know your favorite dish from Red Lobster that you've had before! Please make sure to leave your email address if you don't have it set up to your blogger account (and that you have a Red Lobster in your area!).

 Giveaway will be open until Friday, winner chosen by random.org, and notified via email and on my blog.

*If you can't wait-feel free to go visit one of your local Red Lobster's. You won't regret it.
They have an amazing shrimp special going on right now where you get 30 shrimp of your choice for $11.99! 

Thank you Red Lobster for such a lovely and delicious event!!
We loved it, as you can tell.

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The winner of the Poshlocket giveaway is Haley from What's Happening with Haley!
Congratulations girl. I will be emailing you shortly.
Thank you SO much to everyone who entered!
 

95 comments :

  1. Yum!! Everything looks sooo good, would love to try the sweet chili shrimp & the lava cookie of course!!

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  2. Ah! Drooling!! All of these look delish! I might have to replace my favorite (super bad for you) lobster bisque for that salad!! Yum! ;) xo
    kdf3k@mtmail.mtsu.edu

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  3. Mmmmm....all those new options look SO GOOD! I, too, love the idea of healthy, lower calorie options. Can't wait to go and try them! My vote goes to the buffalo chicken bites since I find it very hard to resist buffalo chicken anything!! hehe!

    Alexis
    alexismcconihay@gmail.com

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  4. I am not a seafood fan, which is why I've only ever had a grilled cheese at Red Lobster. But that dessert looks AMAZING!

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  5. ummmm yum! i think that dessert looks best! you said best of 2013 right?!?!

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  6. I haven't been to Red Lobster in years, even though we have one a few miles away. The Bar Harbor Salad looks divine and the Lava Cookie would be a nice way to top of the meal! Thanks! :) reubinag@gmail.com

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  7. 9 times out of 10 I go with the Shrimp Trio but I'm happy I tried something different b/c the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp was Excellent!! And the Sweet Chili Shrimp were Amazing! Thanks!

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  8. The southwest pizza looks SO good right now, but so does everything you posted!
    stephanie . andress @ gmail . com

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  9. I ALWAYS get stuffed flounder when I go to Red Lobster! But I'm allll about trying the sweet chili shrimp if I win! :)

    Email: ltc928@yahoo.com

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  10. Girl, admiral's platter. I go all out!

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  11. So jealous you got to go to a tasting at RL! It's one of my fav dinner spots. Besides those yummy rolls- I normally order the Crab Linguini Alfredo. It's my standard go to meal. But now that they have The Lighthouse meals and I'm a bride to be trying to slim down I would lean more to ordering something lighter. bbsamuels83@gmail.com

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  12. My fave is the least healthy: shrimp scampi!

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  13. That bacon wrapped shrimp looks really tempting!

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  14. The sweet chili shrimp looks delicious! I need to try that :)

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  15. I love their shrimp scampi and crab alfredo...and that lava cookie sure looks good!

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  16. Okay, the buffalo chicken looks delish. Probably because I love buffalo chicken :)
    The dessert doesn't look half bad either. Yum. And yes, I am now starving.

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  17. the Bar Harbor Salad looks amazing!!

    kimber dot ricks at gmail dot com:)

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  19. I am DYING for that lava cookie! (kimberly.blank@gmail.com)

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  20. Your hubby's meal looks amazing! I also love their flounder and of course you can't resist the cheesy biscuits!

    tlwood220@yahoo.com

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  21. I have to admit that I'm impressed with the menu re-make. The appetizers and salad look awesome!

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  22. That Bar Harbor Salad looks sooo good! I'm so glad that RL is adding healthier options to their menus. Thanks for sharing, Katie!

    mmdamewood(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  23. Would love to try the Bar Harbor Salad!!

    brooke628 at gmail dot com

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  24. That Lava Cookie looks delicious!

    breitigan@gmail.com

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  25. mmm the buffalo chicken bites look delicious! I love anything with buffalo sauce ;)

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  26. Yummm the sweet chili shrimp looks delish!
    Jessicanmarsh@gmail.com

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  27. I need that lava cookie... In my mouth. Also, the bacon wrapped shrimp sounds amazing. I haven't been to Red Lobster in ages, this might have to be set up for a date night dinner with the hub in the near future. :)

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  28. I LOVE Red Lobster. I always get the king crab legs with Caesar salad and of course the cheddar biscuits. That lava cake looks incredible!

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  29. That chicken pizza and lava cake are calling my name! Hope I win so I can answer :)

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  30. I love love love the Crab Legs from Red Lobster, but that Salad looks pretty amaze, along with the Buffalo Chicken Bites! :)

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  31. I haven't been to Red Lobster in so long, because I also try to eat very healthfully and their old menu was not great for that! But all of these new options looks EXCELLENT! My favorite, hands down, would be the Bar Harbor salad! :)

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  32. Ohmgee that Lava cake looks amazeballs!! My favorite has always been and will alway be the cheddar biscuits. Sloop good. I love Red Lobster!
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  33. Yum!! This post just made me hungry! I would love to try the salad you got and the buffalo chicken bites!! yummy!!
    crmounday@yahoo.com

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  34. It all looks amazing! I must say my sweet tooth is craving that lava cookie! Last time i went to red lobster i actually ordered steak! I know my husband was so embarrassed that we went to a sea food restaurant and i ordered a steak. I must say thought it was wonderful! Actually better then a lot of steak that i have had from actual steak houses! So glad we have one close by!

    {thediaryofarealhousewife@gmail.com}

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  35. the salad looks yummy but it would be hard to pass up bacon wrapped shrimp! mlloflin@gmail.com

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  36. I always love the snow crab legs at RL! :) christina.williams@live.com

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  37. The sweet chili shrimp looks amazing!

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  38. Oh yum! This looks like an amazing date night!! Red Lobster is so good :) I love their coconut shrimp!!

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  39. The Lava Cookie and the Southwest Chicken Pizza.....mmmmmmmm!!! :) angielysaght@yahoo.com

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  40. I always love finding yummy filling salads on menus! I would LOVE to try that blueberry dressing. mmm mmm. And you can't forget about the dessert! Its the best course. :)

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  41. Looks so good! I never think to eat at Red Lobster!

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  42. I love Red Lobster. I've always loved their cheddar biscuit but I would love to try the sweet chili shrimp you mention in this post. Looks and sounds delish!

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  43. I'm gonna have to win so I can try that salad.. and the lava cookie :)

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  44. WOW! All of that looks soo good. I think those appetizers all sound delicious, and buffalo-anything is always my absolute favorite. But that healthy shrimp salad looks so great too! Also, I'm totally on board with them placing the nutrition facts on your table! I'm constantly asking restaurants if they have anything like that, and sooo few of them do, and it's so frustrating sometimes!

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  45. Red Lobster....nom nom nom... I must try that chili shrimp, but that salad looks fantastic too!!!!

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  46. I love seafood!! The sweet chili shrimp looks absolutely amazing and delicious!!

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  47. My favorite dish at Red Lobster is the sailor's platter. It includes shrimp made 2 ways, flounder, a side item (I usually get mashed potatoes) and a side salad for one low price!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  48. That cookie looks amazing! Love RL and their biscuits!

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  49. The cookie looks incredible,obviously! Not to mention, I am a baker, so I always have to get sweet stuff and check it out before eating it! :) But I would LOVE to try the pizza too!


    doneidalynn@gmail.com
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    SimmplySweet.com

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  50. The salad looks fantastic!!!!!!!!! We have a Red Lobster right by my work in Dayton OH! Crazyforscents@gmail.com :)

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  51. I need to try that salad I love all flavors of vinegarette dressings!

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  52. The dessert for sure! and of course who can resist their cheesy biscuits!
    rboutillier@gmail.com

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  53. I would definitely get the lava cookie and the southwest chicken pizza! YUMM!

    krums08@yahoo.com

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  54. The cheddar biscuits are great!

    Ashley

    jelliebean1304@aol.com

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  55. Sweet Chili Shrimp + Bar Harbor Salad, please ;) Thanks for taking the time to do the research + eat all those delicious treats for us - sorry you had to take on that responsibility hee hee! crm5120@gmail.com

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  56. I worked at a Red Lobster in college, affectionately referred to as The Lob by my friends and I. I have soooo many favorites: Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp Skewer, Clam Chowder, Clam Strips, Grilled Salmon.... I could literally go on and on... Thanks for the giveaway!! (mer.marty@yahoo.com)

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  57. never been in red lobster, always wanted to go.
    bokova2012@gmail.com

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  58. I love when places have a "lighter" menu so you don't have to guess which items are cooked in less oil/butter etc. but they're never quiteee as healthy as I hoped. Save those calories for dessert!

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  59. I LOVE Red Lobster!! Their Shrimp Scampi is to die for!

    courtney.vazquez89@gmail.com

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  60. Garlic Cheddar Bay Biscuits.... amazing. But my favorite? Crab legs. UMMMM YUM.

    observantturtle.blog@gmail.com

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  61. mmmmm my mouth is watering from that Bar Harbor Salad (and I am not even hungry)!

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  62. MMMM! LOVE Red Lobster!! I love their $15 Endless Shrimp deal when its around! Their Shrimp Scampi is ridiculously good! I can sit there and eat it for dayssss haha. My email address is innak86@hotmail.com :)
    xoxo Inna

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  63. Oh wow that chocolate chip cookie lava cake looks AMAZING!
    I know someone who works there and text him asking why he hadn't told me about this sooner!

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  64. Oh yum! That salad looks delish!
    I have to admit, one of my favorites is still the cheddar biscuits, but I love their shrimp scampi.

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  65. So fun! All the food looks good. Of course I love the biscuits, who doesn't? The salas that you got looks pretty good too but I am a sweets girl so the dessert stole my heart :)

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  66. Mmmm it all looks so good! I would definitely want to try the BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp. Their garlic cheddar biscuits are also absolutely delish!

    hesler.kimberly@gmail.com

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  67. Mmmmm...everything looks so good. I always tend to get the same thing at Red Lobster (popcorn shrimp), but I might need to try some of these new items. That salad looks amazing. And the cookie dessert...to die for. I think my favorite item though has to be the cheddar bay biscuits. And yes there are plenty in the area being a C-bus resident :)

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  68. The Cheesy Biscuits are my all time fave...I could eat them as a meal all by themselves. And I'm not a shrimp fan, but if it's wrapped in bacon I'm sure it's delish :)

    abuckeyeinbadgerlandblog@gmail.com

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  69. Bar Harbor Salad looks delicious!

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  70. The Chicken Pizza looks delicious! kangaroosshoesandidos@gmail.com

    Have a wonderful day!

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  71. I'm pretty sure that lava cookie would make me want to eat dessert first. YUM.

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  72. The sweet chili shrimp looks yummo!

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  73. Southwest chicken pizza and sweet chili shrimp both look amazing!!!

    rgrau8817@gmail.com

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  74. The chili shrimp look great and I love the cheesy biscuits are my favorite.

    freelandwendy8@gmail(dot)com

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  75. Is it bad to admit that my husband and I will go to the Red Lobster (I feel like it should have "the" in front of if) just for the cheddar biscuits. Good lord! It's a major splurge but so worth it! The sweet chili shrimp look amazing!! Lucky you guys for being the taste testers. Now that's a job I know I could handle! :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  76. Without a doubt, the lava cookie looks amazing! I have such a sweet tooth :) The cheddar bay biscuits are quite tasty too.

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  78. Yummmm I love Red Lobster! Your salad looked amazing and I would love to try it! Will definitely look into next time I'm there!

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  79. My favorite dish is clam chowder

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  80. The BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp look to DIE for!
    xoxo
    erincampbell225@gmail.com

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  81. I could definitely go for one of those Bar Harbor salads! tiff(dot)r(dot)brand(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. The Red Lobster Sweet Chili Shrimp looks sooooo good! Email--> shopgurl101 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  83. It all looks absolutely delish, I think that Bar Harbor Salad has my mouth watering the most though!
    leh0927@alumni.ecu.edu

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  84. Um, as you saw when I attacked you and Holly's Instagram feeds, I would love to win the gift card. Not only would I eat two baskets of biscuits (one for me, one for the baby) but I'd love to try the shrimp appetizer, since I'm craving spicy foods like whoa! ;-)

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  85. The Bar Harbor Salad does look amazing. I like their endless shrimp, too.

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  86. The BBQ Shrimp looks SO GOOD! But I'm eying the Lava Cookie even more!!

    nichelelynn@yahoo.com

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  87. We rarely go to RL because their menu has never impressed me much- but now?! I want to win this card and get my butt there immediately!

    I think your Bar Harbor shrimp salad looks delish!!!

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  88. The lava cookie looks delicious. I love their Cheddar bay Biscuits. I have even tried to make a copy-cat recipe at home to no avail.

    emailoftim@aol.com

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  89. This looks so amazing!! I would love to indulge in it myself :)

    ansayre1025@gmail.com

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  90. Their biscuits are my favorite!!

    x3shanerx3@gmail.com

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  91. is it bad that my favorite item at red lobster is the cheddar biscuits?? those things are absolutely sinful and just divine and downright butter filled but set your meal off to a wonderful and calorie-laden start but i don't care!

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  92. the chicken bites and BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp look so delicious and my goodness that lava cookie makes my mouth watering
    neiddy
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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