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Six years ago, i worked at an advertising agency whose owners took me and the other employees out to lunch at least once a week to Chilis for “business”. I really think it was because they loved to eat out and didn’t want to pay for it with their own money, but whatever — I got delicious food once a week and was happy as a clam.
A few years after that, during our first year in Florida, we regularly ate at Chilis with our friend and neighbor, who worked at another restaraunt and got a discount at Chilis. We’d go to the Saturday church service at 7 and then eat at 8 and made a whole night of it. It was good times.
Basically, what I’m saying here is that I have a years long love affair with Chilis.
In fact, just last year we went to Chilis on Cinco de Mayo (beause I can’t resist a holiday in which I can drink and pretend I’m part of another culture) and I nursed my baby right there in the restaruant.
Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching again, and now that my parents are living locally, hubby and I are going to take the opportunity for a date night. They have been few and far between in the past 17 months.
You know, people go out to eat for many reasons: love of food, convenience, because there is nothing in the house; I cherish every night out to eat with my family because to me, it’s the time we have to sit around the table, eat great food, talk without the distraction of the television — and the best part? Somebody cleans up for me. What could be better?
I’m looking forward to our little night out. Chilis has some great specials, but I think I’m most excited to try the Margarita Grilled Chicken with black beans and rice — and of course some tasty salsa and chips (GAH I love their chips.) I might also wash it down with the new CoronaRita at Chili’s. Margarita and beer? the best of both worlds, my friend.
You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages, and as always, please remember to drink responsibly!
So with Cinco de Mayo coming up, what are your Mexican themed plans? Are you a beer person or a margarita person? What’s your favorite reason for going out to eat? Will you try the CoronaRita at Chili’s?
- 1 bottle (12 oz) of chilled Corona beer (other beers may be used)
- ½ container (6 oz) frozen lime-aid concentrate
- ½ C vodka (plain or fruit flavored vodka would work)
- 1 C of ice – varies on desired consistency
- Garnish: lemon wedges
- Mix ingredients.
- Serve chilled.