So I’m having a little contest in my mind here. I mentioned on one of my other blogs that every May 13 is my anniversary and that to celebrate Sweetie and I always go out to eat and get a hotel for the night – a break from cooking, cleaning, kids, and everything else.
And every year, we get fancy (for us, at least) and head to the Chili’s near our house for that dinner. I know, you’re supposed to take your wife to some fancy French restaurant or somesuch, but frankly, who wants that? I don’t want to eat snails and leeks (whatever a leek is) for a meal, and neither does Sweetie. We want something we like, and Chili’s has that, and then some.
So Sweetie usually gets a salad or something boring like that; I can see the appeal, maybe, of a cool salad like the Caribbean salad, with pineapples and cherries on it making it kind of a dessert, but that’s about the best I can do. I don’t bother with salads because I’m a burger guy, and that’s where the contest in my mind comes in: I’m trying to decide which burger to get this year.
While I was leaning towards the “Shiner Bock BBQ Burger,” with Shiner sauce and onion strings on it, they’ve also got this “Southern Smokehouse Bacon Burger,” with maple bacon, smoked cheddar, mayo, crispy onion strings and ancho-chile BBQ sauce. I don’t even know what that last part means, but I want to try it. And they’ve got these “Big Mouth Bites,” little burgers with bacon and cheese and sautéed onions. I’m a huge fan of sautéed stuff. I would sautee everything if I could.
So this is a big deal. I preplan my burgers because the one night out a year we get cannot be left to last-minute decisions.
And so I’m asking you for help: You go to Chili’s (or you should.) What’s your favorite thing there?
And while you ponder that, let me mention that this year they’ve got a new thing for me to try: a CoronaRita at Chili's , which is apparently a Margarita made with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila and Coronita. You know, on a warm spring night eating a burger with my wife, that sounds like it might be fun to try - -wash down a burger with something a little nicer than a diet soda or a bottle of regular old beer.
(This is the part where I have to say: remember, you must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages and as always, please remember to drink responsibly.)
(Especially you, Oldest Daughter, Middle Daughter, and The Boy.)
So help me out – I can’t make up my mind as to which burger I should get. And before you vote, let me throw a wild card in there:
Should I get all of them?
I’m kind of leaning towards that option, now.