Applebee’s recently send me a gift card so that I could take my family out to enjoy their new summer goodies. My husband and I went out with our BFF couple friends to see what new items we could sample.
Since we were pretty hungry when we arrived, we started off with an appetizer sampler. As usual, this was really good, and there were plenty to go around. We then perused the menu to see what we each wanted to order. This may sound like a simple task, but it was anything but simple. There are so many choices and at least 3 appealed to each of us! I, of course, mainly focused on the new Applebee’s summer items!
My Seasonal Berry & Spinach salad arrived and oh my gosh, was this salad good! It was full of all of my favorite goodies, including grilled chicken breast, blueberries (which were so firm, plump and sweet!), sliced strawberries, bleu cheese crumbles and honey-glazed pecans. It was topped with a tangy strawberry vinaigrette. It was a party for my tastebuds for sure.
Look at the gorgeous strawberries! The goodies are buried underneath the chicken and spinach, but I assure you, there were a bunch! I let my friends taste it too, and they kept diving their forks back in for more. I was secretly kind of sorry I offered to share This salad was large enough for a main course, but it is also available in a half-size for those with little appetites (this does not include me), and as part of the Pick ‘N Pair lunch special.
For my main course, I also chose something from the Applebee’s summer menu – the Lemon Shrimp Fettuccine. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this as much as the salad. I thought it was a bit bland, and I didn’t detect any lemon flavor. It wasn’t bad, per se, just kind of missing the mark a bit.
Applebee’s has three new summer beverages as well! The White Peach Sangria, Berry Sangria, and Sam Adams Summer Seasonal ale all sounded really good, but instead I ordered the Strawberry Lemonade. This was so refreshing – a little tart and a little sweet (which is perfect in my book), and I would definitely order it again. They have so many colorful, tempting beverages – I want to try them all!
Have you tried Applebee’s Summer items yet? Which was your favorite?