July 28, 2013

Islands Burgers Summer Menu Tasting

I am totally a burger and fries type of gal. I don't eat them too often but when I do it better be a darn good burger. When I was invited to a tasting of the Islands Burgers summer menu, there was no hesitation on my part. The tasting event was put together by So Cal Lady Bloggers at Islands in Brea, CA. Islands has been a long time fave of mine, so yup I had to be there. 

We were welcomed in the patio area of the restaurant, which was perfect for a warm sunny So Cal day. I was quickly greet by the friendly staff and waitress who give me a drink. I mean like a real drink with alcohol! Not much of a drinker but hey I was there to try the new items so I had to drink. We had a choice of 2 different sangria (red & white) and 2 handcrafted beers. 

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I-Shandy and Ginger Berry Shandy handcrafted beers. Didn't try them since I was drinking the wine.
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Sunset Sangria (red wine) and Moonlight Sangria (white wine) both were good but prefer the white wine over red. If you love wine and sangria you must try these. 

To accompany our tasty drinks, we started off with some appetizers. Don't know about you, but drinking on an empty stomach is no bueno. Had to fill up on a little bit of food so I could enjoy the sangria.

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Poke Tuna served with fried wontons and avocado. This was my favorite seriously delish and perfect for hot summer days. 

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Buffalo Chicken Wings, with ranch and celery...tasty! 

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip, also very tasty. 

Then came the good stuff, burgers and fries. Islands has a new burger called the Heatwave with pepper jack cheese and Serrano chilies. If you love spicy food this burger is perfect for you. It was a good burger just too spicy for my taste. I ate more fries to help with the heat, definitely found out why its called the Heatwave. We also tried a salad from Islands called the Wiqui Wiqui BBQ Chicken Salad. It was all good and can always count a good meal at Islands.

If you live in California, Nevada or Arizona go give these burgers, appetizers and drinks a try. 

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Heatwave burger so spicy it will make you sweat! 

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Love the fries at Islands, good thing you get endless refills of fries with every burger. 

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If your not a burger person try the salads at Islands they are also so good and filling. 

Well I know by now reading this you are hungry and jealous you didn't get to try all this yummy food. No worries, you too can enjoy some delish Islands food. The awesome people at Islands in Brea gave me a gift card to share with my readers. Enter below to win a $25 gift card to any Islands Restaurant in CA, AZ or NV.

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*Disclaimer: I was invited to this menu tasting at Islands Burgers because I am member of the So Cal Lady Bloggers group.  I was not paid for this review but was given a gift card for my self and to giveaway on the blog.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

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