Even though my local Cheeseburger in Paradise has been open for a few years now, I've never been there. That is until last night....what a fool I've been. We made a spur of the moment decision to go out to dinner, and were determined to try someplace new. Oh how we were rewarded for those choices!
It was a gorgeous night in the Chicagoland area, so the outside seating area was buzzing. We opted to sit inside as there was a 7 year old in our little group. The Connoisseur makes it a point to read the entire dinner, drink and dessert menus whenever she goes somewhere new. On the drink menu I found something called the Summer Watermelon Glacier that was just too tempting not to try. I have to tell you, this is hands down one of the best cocktails I have ever had in my life. It is made with SKYY Infusions Citrus, Midori Melon Liqueur, strawberry puree, watermelon flavor and sweet & sour. It was beyond phenomenal!
After a wonderful appetizer (I recommend you try the warm pretzels with spicy cheese dip!) I opted to "create my own dinner". I went with the 10 oz. boneless chicken wing appetizer and a side of Island Rice. The portions were more than generous, and I can't even think of a word to describe how good the teriyaki sauce I chose for my chicken was. I won't bore you with all of the details of the entire meal. But I will tell you this, for 2 adults and 1 child including appetizers and that fabulous drink was under $45.00! The Connoisseur's budget is loving Cheeseburger in Paradise!
If you're wondering when I'm getting to the birthday freebie already....here it is. With our check came a little one page "brochure" suggesting we join the Island Hopper Club. When you become an Island Hopper, you get all kinds of great perks:
- An Island Hopper Welcome Kit with a couple of other fun surprises
- Invitations to exclusive Island Hopper parties
- Free stuff on your birthday*
- A chance to cast your vote for new drinks and menu items (ummm...ok)
- E-mail updates about great specials and upcoming events
- VIP Voucher good for Buy One Entree Get One Free (of equal or lesser value)
So, the Connoisseur signed herself up for this today. Quick as a flash the B1G1 voucher was in my email. *While I technically don't know what the "birthday freebie" is on this one - it's great already. The B1G1 alone is worth signing up for! You can opt to give them your cell phone number and receive text messages from them. Should you opt in you will also get a free appetizer just for joining. I'm already getting mobile coupons texted to me from Target, and rental codes from Redbox, so I'm thinking what the heck...why not? Those warm pretzels would make it soooo worth it!
Since my birthday is just under two weeks away, I should know soon what the birthday freebie is. I will definitely let you know! Find a Cheeseburger In Paradise near you by clicking here.