Monday, October 21, 2013

Yelp And You Shall Receive

I haven't done a real weekend recap in ages. Mainly because my weekends usually don't have anything interesting going on. But this weekend?! It started Thursday night!

I'm a Yelp elite member and finally went to my first event. A tasting of Red Lobster's new menu items. I made K join too so he could go. The phrase "ate like kings" has never made more sense to me. Seriously, I was in an instant food coma upon leaving. I have days worth of left overs and I had a great evening. If you saw the onslaught of dishes on Instagram, you know how it went. If you missed it, here's a look at our feast.

Top to bottom: Moi with my peach margarita; carrot cake and caramel cheesecake; grilled lobstahh and cheese; Parmesan-crusted chicken alfredo; key lime pie and strawberry cheesecake; shrimp tacos

warm apple crostada & warm chocolate chip lava cookie; lobstahh pizza and tilapia in a bag

Clockwise: Sweet chili shrimp; lobstahh & crab stuffed mushrooms; spicy buffalo bites;
shrimp nachos; lobstahh pizza
All of that? Yummy in my tummy. seriously, it's the best I've eaten in weeks. Except that random trip to Chipotle.

Your girl also won a $25 giftcard for instagramming to the world that K was a Red Lobster virgin. You read that right - he's never been to Red Lobster.

We also got these cute little tote bags. I like that they don't actually say Red Lobster on them. Hello next summer's tote bag!

I played hooky because I was up most of the night with a cat sleeping on my head and another crying about he loss of his balls. Friday was movie day. I caught up on SOA season 4, watched Sleepless in Seattle, and cleared out my DVR.

Saturday was a slight recap of Friday. I lounged around and hung out until K got home. Then we made the trip down to Kean to see a friend's cousin play in his college game. I'm actually pretty excited about it because in a few weeks Kean plays MSU and of course I need to support my Redhawks!

MBFF, K and I and another friend went up to Bear Mountain for their annual Oktoberfest. Free admission and all the beer I can drink? I'm all over it! I didn't really take any pictures because sadly, there really wasn't anything to take pictures of. There were craft stands lining one of the walkways and there was a brat/dog stand for food, as well as the main concessions building. When standing in the first line we were probably 5 people behind and the lady tells us they're out of bread. Out of bread?? How does that happen?? It wasn't as exciting as I was hoping it would be but I did try a new beer, Dinkel Acker Oktoberfest, and I bought a scarf. Because the 15 I already own aren't enough.

And here we are at Monday... where the F is my coffee?!

Sami's Shenanigans


  1. Thursday and Sunday seem like the best days you had. I didn't get up to too much myself, as I barely ever do, but a friend of mine did go to a pretty awesome party.

  2. After all that delicious looking food on Thursday I'm surprised you could move Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  3. I'm starving now and there is no Red Lobster within 150 miles of this Godforsaken town!!!!!!

  4. As a foodie, I can't believe I've never heard of this whole Yelp elite thing. That looks amazing. I never thought I'd utter these words but, "I totally need to go to Red Lobster now."

  5. Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain? How did I not know about this?! Sounds like a great weekend though!

  6. That food looks amazing!! Oktoberfest tickets down here are crrrraaazzzzyyy expensive so I passed this year :(

  7. I use Yelp all the time- but I haven't posted a review yet! I want that margarita you had, too!

  8. Last time I went to Red Lobster was about 7/8(?) yrs ago and tho I don't remember all that much, I think the consensus was "meh..." Howeverrrr, these pics make my mouth water. I think we have to stop by again sometime soon :)!!

    Also, OMG SOA... Yay for finding an SOA buddy in blogland!!! Btw, S5 is arriving on Netflix THIS Sat and we canNOT wait.. *Squeal!!* (Too bad we've been missing S6 but I keep hoping they run a marathon at some point :).)

    What a great weekend!!

  9. Wow! I can't believe he's never been there. He seriously owes you for opening his eyes to so many new things!