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Sunday, April 13, 2008


Outback Giveaway

One of our favorite chain restaurants is Outback Steakhouse. It's their 20th birthday this month, and they've sent me a $25 gift card to give away to one of my readers.

All through April, Outback has special menu items in honor of their birthday. We recently ate there and I tried the Chargrilled Tuscan Rib Eye. Believe me, it's good. Other special items this month include a Sirloin, Shrimp and Scallops Mixed Grill, Fresh Tilapia with Pure Lump Crab Meat, and a Slow-Roasted Sirloin Medley.

I only agreed to promote Outback's birthday because we've always had delicious meals there. The environment is relaxed and casual, the very definition of the Aussie "No Worries" lifestyle. The kids menu is a step above the usual chicken nuggets or macaroni & cheese. My son especially likes the Joey Sirloin, while my daughter always orders the Junior Ribs.

What's weird is that both my kids love Outback's Bloomin' Onion. Normally they hate onions. They pick them out of sandwiches, salads, and casseroles. But place a Bloomin' Onion on the table, and they gobble it up.

If you'd like to win the $25 Outback gift card, just leave a comment and tell me how hungry you are. I'll pick a winner at the end of the week.


Blogger Katrina said...

When Paul and I were just two poor college students dating, we'd go to Outback and order the Bloomin' Onion, two waters, and a piece of dessert to share. High rollers, we were. (That was when we weren't at Olive Garden, stuffing my purse with breadsticks and ordering bowl after bowl of Pasta e Fagioli.)

Okay, now I'm starving. Please enter me in your drawing!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Lesha said...

Very hungry! The Bloomin' Onion sounds really good right now. :)

12:05 AM  
Blogger Mrs Groovy said...

Outback is my favorite place to eat! We go there for every special occasion possible.

5:19 AM  
Anonymous lilfootsmommy said...

oooooo...YUM!!! I hven't been to Outback is a long time.

My first trip to Outback was on my first trip to Hawaii after I graduated from college. You brought back a ton of memories of my trip...thanks!!!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

MMMMMMM---sounds yummy.... Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

6:09 AM  
Blogger Toystory said...

Yup, you bet I am hungry :) ~~ Haven't been to Outback in at least 12 months, would be so wonderful to visit there again.

6:22 AM  
Blogger laura said...

Are you kidding? For a blooming onion, I'm ALWAYS hungry. Great giveaway, thanks.

6:58 AM  
OpenID Christina Ethridge | North Idaho Real Estate said...

Apparently we are starving our children - our neighbors were cooking on the grill last night (good friends of ours) and our kids were in our yard telling them to throw over some food. So... they did. They threw over a hot dog. My kids proceeded to rinse it off and eat it?!?!?! BOYS!!

7:05 AM  
Blogger mama2lilly said...

ummm, a steak sounds rather yummy and it's pretty loud there, so we can take our 1 year old. yipee!

10:21 AM  
Blogger pootieposh said...

My Dad always insists on picking up the check, but if I brought this gift card he would have to relent!

11:59 AM  
Blogger ~Mone~ said...

Hi Phil,
I've never eaten at Outback Steakhouse. But I'm willing to give it a try to see how the steaks compare to where I normally eat, at 'Sizzler'. And I'm always starving for a steak!!! Thanks!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I actually am a starving student right now and am about to get married and live in Southern California where everything costs a million dollars.
So yeah, I'm pretty hungry.

3:59 PM  
Blogger scgrits said...

Just the thought of a Blooming Onion and that spicy dipping sauce makes me drool! I have joined a gym and restricted my eating for almost a year now -and lost 90 lbs.- but I would definitely treat myself and my husband to an onion if I win!!!

I just recently found your website and enjoy it very much. I'm now working my way through the archives!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Ed (zoesdad) said...

I'm hungry!

You just ate.

I'm still hungry!

Wait til dinner.


(preferably a bloomin onion and a juicy steak medium rare)

6:10 PM  
Blogger l.m. glam said...

I am STARVING! My husband is a pre-med student, so we will both be hungry for like 10 years. We love to eat out but have to exercise our self control due to lack of funds. It's really we are pretty darn hungry, and won't get fat til 2018!!

7:29 PM  
Blogger JBelle said...

I am starving, that's how hungry I am. Pick me! Pick me!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I'm a nursing mom- can you say "always hungry!" ?

Please add me to your drawing Phil and if I win, then 'maybe' I will at least get to enjoy IT!


8:56 PM  
Blogger lorenzstudio said...

Outback in one of our favorite treats and we are dying to try the new Chargrilled Tuscan Rib Eye.

9:32 PM  
Blogger dolls123 said...

I'm always hungry. I really like the ribs.


9:50 PM  
Blogger frugallm said...

I normally hate onions, but I think I can eat a whole bloomin onion myself!!!!

elkmeese at

6:33 AM  
Blogger jOi-C said...

over here over here! i love outback! did you know if you go to outback an hour before closing and sit at the bar area, the appetizers are buy 1 get 1 free? well at least that's the deal here in my city...

7:03 AM  
Blogger Philip said...

I'm not vying for the freebie, but mmmmm prime rib!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I have a very bad cold and need to feed it. A Bloomin' onion would rock right now!

9:22 AM  
Blogger JBelle said...

JMJ, Phil! Were ya gonna mention Nigel Olsson at all?!

NB: Pick me. Pick me!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Ever since my first pregnancy (I have four children) I have an unending craving for steak. I'm starving!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I'm hungry and tired of eating chicken, pick me! :)

11:38 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I'm hungry and tired of eating chicken, pick me! :)

11:38 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

I'm so hungry I could eat the south end of a north bound steer.

12:13 PM  
Blogger dEaNa said...

I never get tired of pizza and I have never been to outback.


1:23 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

food. must. eat. now.

That's how hungry I am. Can't form complete sentence. Send me some outback!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Cathi said...

Oh my! I have never been to Outback before but I have always wanted to go. How hungry an I? Gee, I'm so hungry I'll walk to your house to pick up the giveaway gift card!! (I hope you'll mail it though)

2:18 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I had a baby 5 days ago, I need protein!

Enter me quick!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Lisa M said...

MMmmmmm! I love that restaurant. Their food is great, the portions aren't gigantic, and my kids love almost anything on the menu. Hope you draw my name!

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Kerri said...

I love Outback and with that $25 certificate I'll take you AND Jbelle "on location" to Outback for lunch!
Shrimp on the Barbie for me!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Mac said...

I'm soooo hungry Phil. And with my husband retiring in three weeks, we could use a night out without dipping into his pension ;)

10:59 PM  
Blogger mattie said...

I've got a rumbly in my tumbly I'm soooo hungry...

9:05 AM  
Blogger aweso said...

aww, man! i just drooooooled all over my keyboard.

i'm also one of those people that hates onions but will devour one of those bloomin' onions!

2:51 PM  
Blogger DG said...

I've never ever ever ever eaten the Outback steak house.. a wee ( a big wee) out of my budget but I'd love to try it. I"ve heard of the bloomin onion dish and it sounds soooooooo good.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I've never been to Outback - but that's about to change, I hope! YUM YUM!

9:31 AM  

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