Mike and I are big fans of Original Joes. If you’ve never been, Original Joes (or ‘OJs’ as you’ll start calling it when you start going there a lot, lol) is an Alberta-based restaurant/pub (originally founded in Calgary) and today has more than 60 locations across Canada.
Usually it’s one of our go-to spots in the summer for patio drinks and food. There’s seven locations in Edmonton (and a few more surrounding Edmonton) so it’s not too hard to head to an OJs. My favourite dishes to order are generally the chili lime chicken, dragon boat lettuce wraps and wings. Mike always gets one of their burgers (which come with your choice of two sides – that’s probably one of the unique things about OJs is that you get to choose two sides with your main meals!) During the winter they have an incredible tomato soup with cheesy croutons that you MUST ORDER.
Anyway, we’ve been going for years and now I’m super excited because they’re launching their new Original Joe’s Summer Fresh menu and they’ve given me a $50 gift card to give away to a reader!
There are seven new items on the summer menu and it launches today! (May 7, 2015)
BRUSSEL SPROUTS flash fried with red pepper and chopped bacon; tossed with fresh lime juice, parmesan and chilis; garnished with lime crema and fresh cilantro.
STEAMED MUSSELS a full pound of sustainably harvested PEI mussels, steamed in a light beer cream sauce with garlic, onion, chilis, and lemon juice. bread on the side.
SHRIMP TACOS (3) grilled flour tortillas, garlic cajun shrimp, cabbage, fresh pico de gallo, cilantro and lime crema. served with a mixed green salad.
MISO SALMON SALAD baked wild pacific salmon in a miso-sake marinade; served with mixed greens, cucumber, pea shoots, matchstick carrot, sliced avocado and cilantro in a sesame vinaigrette.
MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN WRAP shwarama style grilled chicken breast served in a garlic naan bread with lemon feta spread, shredded lettuce, onion, tomato, banana pepper, pickle, chopped parsley and topped with tzatziki. served with two sides.
ORIGINAL JOE’S BLONDE market price cold, clean, crisp and easy drinking
BACK PORCH LEMONADE absolut citron vodka, lemonade, lime juice and a splash of triple sec
Original Joe’s has also partnered with Mealshare so this summer OJ’s will provide one meal to someone in need with the purchase of every steamed mussel or miso salmon salad dish! #buy1give1
** GIVEAWAY **
ENTER TO WIN A $50 to Original Joe’s Summer Fresh Menu
To enter, you must retweet the following tweet:
I’m excited for @originaljoes new #SummerFreshMenu! Win a $50 #OriginalJoes GC: http://bit.ly/1IkwiMv #yeg #yegfood
You can get additional entries by doing the following (but note you NEED to retweet the above linked tweet in order to qualify):
- Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know which new Summer Fresh menu item you would most like to try!
- Follow me on Twitter @lindork and tweet the following: I entered @lindork’s blog giveaway for $50 to try @originaljoes new #SummerFreshMenu! http://bit.ly/1IkwiMv #originaljoes #yegfood
- Like my new Facebook Page – Lindork (Linda Hoang) http://facebook.com/lindahoangblog (if you haven’t yet) and share this contest Facebook post on your page. (let me know when you’ve done this)
- Follow me on Instagram @lindork (let me know you’ve done this!)
I will randomly draw a winning entry from all entries after the contest closes on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10 p.m.
Please note comments need to be moderated so if you don’t see your comment appear right away, don’t worry!
** UPDATE MAY 23, 2015 **
Congratulations to Terry H., the winner of the $50 gift card! Thanks to everyone who entered. Hope you get out and enjoy the patios this summer!