A truly “Gourd-geous” dish, the Fresh Swordfish & Pumpkin Ravioli is topped with crumbled feta, crispy onions and a hint of butter. The fresh, wild Swordfish is hand-cut in-house at the peak of its season, then wood-grilled to perfection.
Two new dishes sure to become additional guest favorites:
- New Cedar Plank Steelhead is milder than Salmon, but full of flavor, and roasted on a cedar plank with a Guinness glaze — served with a fall vegetable medley with toasted walnuts and choice of a fresh side.
- New Dynamite-Style Shrimp is wood-grilled and topped with dynamite aioli and feta cheese crumbles, served on a bed of Florentine-style risotto.
Other seasonal specials include:
- New Crispy Oysters– an appetizer of tempura-style oysters, served on a bed of crispy noodles with a smoky chili dynamite sauce.
- Wild Snapper & Shrimp– wood-grilled fresh Snapper with a soft blackening spice, three jumbo seasoned shrimp and finished with a warm chorizo “mojo” sauce, served with jasmine rice & French green beans.
- Mahi Mahi Oscar– wood-grilled wild Mahi Mahi, topped with jumbo lump crab, freshly steamed asparagus and lemon butter.
Enjoy a decadent ending with the seasonal Pumpkin Crème Brulee – hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, and finished with house-made whipped cream.
Cocktail pairings like the classic new Infused Manhattan is elevated with a few subtle ingredients for added flavor, or enjoy the seasonal Fresh Honeycrisp Apple Martini handcrafted to combine fresh juices with premium specialty infused vodka.
Visit your favorite Bonefish Grill today!
National Dine Out Day is October 2nd, and most of us need little excuse to ditch the stove for one night. But if you’re feeling a bit homebodyish, it might help to know that restaurants across the nation are coordinating to donate to hurricane relief.
A group of celebrity chefs — including Tom Colicchio and Michael Symon — are working to coordinate a huge hurricane relief effort tied to National Dine Out Day. The idea is simple; restaurants sign up and agree to donate a percentage of that night’s receipts to hurricane relief, diners show up and enjoy the menu, and the money goes to the hurricane relief fund. It’ll ensure restaurant employees who still don’t have kitchens up and running can make rent and get the help they need, and that food banks in the area can keep their shelves stocked.
Sure, it’s not going down there to volunteer yourself, but if you find yourself hungry that Monday, and want to ensure you’re doing a little good beyond putting down a good tip at the end of the meal, this’ll be one way to make it happen. And, if you want to do more, here’s how to contribute to hurricane relief.
Reserve tables and stay up to date, HERE!
Beginning today, Olive Garden lovers will once again get the chance to purchase the Never Ending Pasta Pass, which—for $100—sends one on an eight-week, pasta, breadstick, and salad quest. Fifty lucky people will also have the chance to go to Italy for just $100 more.
How it works is this: Starting today, September 14th, at 2 pm ET, Olive Garden will release 22,000 boring, regular Pasta Passes and 50 exciting Pasta Passports to Italy. The Passes give you eight glorious (I guess?) weeks of “unlimited servings of pastas, sauces and toppings from the Never Ending Pasta Bowl® menu,” along with unlimited breadsticks, soup and salad. The Passports—which cost $200—get you all of that, plus a one-week, all expenses paid trip-for-two to Italy. The sale will last just 30 minutes, though I’m sure everything will sell out before that half hour is up. If you happen to snag a Passport and need a plus-one, just remember who told you about the Pasta Passport to begin with.
Coffee house chain Starbucks announced the release of a cold-pressed espresso shot in the company’s Reserve Roastery located in its hometown of Seattle. According to the brand, it’s “a concentrated, smooth tasting shot of cold-pressed espresso” formed in an exclusive cold extraction process to create a unique and patent-pending drink.
Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and CEO said, “this new technique is the next step in our cold coffee journey and the perfect ingredient to design a menu of cold espresso or coffee options. We believe the opportunities are limitless.” Starbucks explains that the Seattle Roastery will “serve as a pipeline of innovation for other locations.”
Infamous restaurant rater Michelin Guide is getting its own feature length documentary in Michelin Stars: Tales From the Kitchen. Danish filmmaker Rasmus Dinesen sits down with some of the industry’s most notable figures — Daniel Humm, René Redzepi, Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, Andoni Luis Aduriz, and ten other renounced chefs and big-time food critics to hear why the Michelin-star became the pinnacle of culinary excellence.
Earning a one-star rating is already an accomplishment but reaching three is an achievement worthy of being put on a pedestal. The trailer shows footage of the guide’s director of business, Michael Ellis, calling the restaurants to tell them their star rankings on Michelin day. It intends to delve into the “dark flip side of the shiny coin” that comes with Michelin’s effect. The film will premiere worldwide on September 23, during the San Sebastián Film Festival.
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Krispy Kreme is set to usher in fall this month with the return of its Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnut. The popular item will only be available for one day, however, on September 8.
“As guests anticipate the crisp return of fall, we’re offering the taste of the season they’re craving – served fresh, the Krispy Kreme way,” said Jackie Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “The Original Glazed Doughnut is a delicious treat on its own. By adding the subtle flavor of pumpkin spice, our guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind fall indulgence.”
The Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnut finds Krispy Kreme adding a hint of cinnamon and pumpkin spice flavor to its celebrated Original Glazed Doughnut.
For participating Krispy Kreme shops that will be offering the limited fall treat, follow here.
One-third of American adults and one in six children are now obese, although an annual report released Thursday by two nonprofit groups found that rates could be stabilizing.
The report released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that West Virginia had the highest obesity rate at 37.7 percent. Mississippi was second at 37.3 percent and Alabama and Arkansas were tied for third at 35.7 percent.
The report says the adult obesity rate increased between 2015 and 2016 in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington and West Virginia, fell in Kansas, and was stable elsewhere. Colorado had the lowest rate, at 22.3 percent.
This is the first time in 14 years of conducting the annual report that any state’s rate dropped, and rates of increases in other states have begun to slow, Trust for America’s Health President and CEO John Auerbach said.
The report recommends focusing on early childhood prevention efforts, including promoting exercise, expanding investments in community-based programs, increasing health-care coverage for obesity prevention and treatment, and improving school-based efforts to provide healthy meals and physical activities.
“We conclude the report with a fair amount of optimism,” Auerbach said on a conference call. “The adult rates are showing signs of leveling off and the childhood rates are stabilizing. In our review of the policies and strategies, we found that many (states) show a lot of promise for reversing the trends and improving health if we make them a higher priority.”
The study analyzed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures and used body mass index, a measure of height and weight. Those with a BMI of 25 to 29 are considered overweight; 30 and above is obese.
The report noted that 25 states had obesity rates above 30 percent. In 2000, no state had a rate above 25 percent.
Nine of the 11 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South. States in the Northeast and the West had lower obesity rates.
Auerbach said obesity costs the nation more than $150 billion in preventable health care costs and contributes to many different health problems.
Those problems are particularly acute in the 13-state Appalachian region, which lags behind the rest of the country in 33 of 41 public health indicators, including seven leading causes of death, according to a separate study released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Obesity rates were higher among adults without a college education or with annual incomes below $15,000.
The report also found one in four young adults who tried to join the military were deemed ineligible due to fitness and weight concerns.
“Obesity rates are still far too high, but the progress we’ve seen in recent years is real and it’s encouraging,” said Dr. Richard E. Besser, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s president and CEO. “That progress could be easily undermined if leaders and policymakers at all levels don’t continue to prioritize efforts that help all Americans lead healthier lives.”
Force Friday II is today and to join in on the celebration, Starbucks at Disney Springs has just announced five limited-time beverages to give guests a caffeine boost!
Here’s the rundown:
- The Green Master: Green Tea Frappucino with Java Chip and Caramel Drizzle
- Galactic Smoothie: Strawberry with Fresh Blueberries
- The Trooper: Vanilla Bean Frappucino with Java Chips and Mocha Drizzle
- The Dark Slide: Java Chip Frappucino with Toffee Nut Syrup and an Espresso Shot
- O.B. One Cannoli Frappucino: Caramel Mocha with Cinnamon Dolce Syrup, Mocha Drizzle, and Caramel Whipped Cream
Let us know in the comments if you happen to try one of these delicious-sounding beverages!