Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Detroit Zoo Fundraiser at Outback - Review and Giveaway

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#OutbackZooNight
Outback Hosts Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night Fundraiser

When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Where: Detroit Outback Restaurants

Time: Open until 10pm (check your local Outback for hours)

Store Locations: http://www.outback.com/locations (some locations open for lunch)

Outback invites you to join them at any Detroit area Outback Steakhouse location for the Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night fundraiser. Relax and enjoy the fresh flavors at Outback and they’ll proudly donate 15% of your total check to the Detroit Zoo! This is a great opportunity to grab the family and head to Outback Steakhouse to support a good cause. For one day only, Outback Steakhouse will be donating 15% of your check right back to our Detroit Zoo.
Just say “Zoo Night!” to your server!

Bloomin' Onion
Crystal & I had the opportunity to try out our local Madison Heights, MI Outback Steakhouse location. We went for lunch shortly after they opened at 11 am.
The Wallaby Darned
We asked our waiter for a drink recommendation. He suggested this popular one, The Wallaby Darned. The famous Australian peach bellini. Tickle your tongue with this frosty combination of peaches, champagne, SVEDKA Vodka and DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps. It was so good. I can't wait to go back and order another one.
Aussie-Tizers
We started out with one of Crystal's favorites, a Bloomin' Onion. But we also wanted to try a new Aussie-Tizer so we picked a combo called the Great Barrier Trio, which included Coconut ShrimpCrab & Avocado Stack, & Seared Peppered Ahi. I liked the Crab & Avocado stack served with tortilla chips the best.
Parmesan-Herb Crusted Chicken
For my main course I choose the Parmesan-Herb Crusted Chicken along with the Signature Baked Potato Soup and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Originally this entree came with fresh seasonal mixed vegetables, but they let me substitute a different side. I was not impressed with the soup, but the chicken & potatoes were perfect and flavorful. I saved half of it for dinner that night.
Sweet Adventure Sampler Trio
We couldn't leave without sampling the dessert menu. I had the Sweet Adventure Sampler Trio. Three fabulous desserts, Chocolate Thunder From Down Under® with pecan brownie, Carrot Cake with coconut and pecans, and Classic Cheesecake. I was surprised that they give you full size pieces of each cake. I finished the chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream. I took home the yummy carrot cake & cheesecake with raspberry sauce for later.
Crystal had the seasonal dessert. She said it was delicious.

Outback has the following special deals available. 

3 courses for $11.99. Soup or salad, entree, side, & dessert.
Free kid's meal on Halloween. *FREE KIDS MEAL OFFER. VALID WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN ADULT ENTRÉE ON HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 ONLY.
Click here for more info.

Facebook: Outback Steakhouse / Detroit Zoo
Twitter: @Outback / @detroitzoo

Don't forget to share with your friends & family. Use the hashtag: #OutbackZooNight


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