Summer is great for a lot of reasons – the sunshine, vacations, all the Edmonton festivals, that patio life.
I also love it because restaurants typically release special summer menu items!
Read on and enter the giveaway below!
Mike and I don’t visit Boston Pizza too often – though I’m a big fan of their cactus cut chips and their boneless wings so when we visit, that’s typically what we order. We also love to visit with our niece and nephew because the BP’s kids menu is so great.
For this dinner, we invited the kids and their parents to join us!
They love Boston Pizza (it is really great for families) and that night (at the Windermere location) it looked like all the families in the neighbourhood were there too.
The Boston Pizza Summer Menu is themed around the idea of an “All-Star Line-Up” with “All-Star Food.”
On the starting line-up (see the sportsy reference I used there? ;)) is the new MVB – Most Valuable Burger. The MVB is simple but delicious, featuring 100% Canadian all-beef patty, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, and BP’s signature cactus dip sauce between a brioche bun ($14.99).
Add bacon for just a $1 (Mike did!)
They’ve also got some new summer drinks including a Watermelon Sangria and three flavours of new ‘Handcrafted Quenchers’ (non-alcoholic). I had the Black Raspberry Quencher and thought it was fantastic (try to ask for extra raspberries! lol). The quenchers use all natural flavours (no added sugars) so they’re a healthier alternative to sugary sodas.
They’re also perfect for the patio! (though that night we were inside lol).
Mike ordered The MVB with Caesar Salad and really liked his burger.
It doesn’t look like much but it packs a punch of flavour.
The Canadian beef patty is delicious, and Mike also loved the cactus dip (which we typically love with our order of the Cactus Cut chips!)
I ordered the Pepperoni and Bacon Pizza Burger, which is basically a beef patty wrapped in a pepperoni pizza, stuffed with bacon, mozzarella, and pizza sauce, topped with more pepperoni and mozzarella, and then baked and garnished with lettuce, tomato, and a pickle.
It’s super meaty and perfect for pizza lovers.
The tomato, lettuce and pickle are kind of a funny afterthought because this ‘burger’ really is all about the meat, lol.
Another Summer Menu item is BP’s Dessert Burger!
The Dessert Burger is basically a dessert slider, with chocolate ganache and vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce drizzled between a warm bun.
Mike describes the Dessert Burger like a waffle/pancake ice cream sandwich.
Along with these items we tried, the new Summer Menu also has some lighter fare like an Asian Shrimp Salad, BP’s House Chicken Salad or Shrimp or Chicken Tacos.
Needless to say, with all the burger options on the new Summer Menu items, plus the usual kids menu, cactus cut chips, and boneless wings, there’s something for everyone (particularly families) at Boston Pizza!
I had a great dinner with my niece, nephew, and brother & sister-in-law, and I hope you to treat you and your family for a dinner out trying BP’s Summer Menu too!
** GIVEAWAY **
ENTER TO WIN ONE OF 2 $50 GIFT CARDS TO BOSTON PIZZA
(Valued at $50 each)
Here are the different ways you can enter this contest (make sure you check off what you’ve done through the Rafflecopter widget below in order to qualify!)
- Leave a comment on this blog post telling me which item off the Boston Pizza Summer Menu you’d most like to try.
(Check out the menu here)
Note: You MUST leave a comment in order to be eligible for the prize! All other ways to enter will get you additional/bonus entries and improve your chances of winning, but you won’t be eligible unless you leave a blog comment first.
- Tweet this message: I want to try @bostonpizza’s new Summer Menu items! Hope I win a $50 GC from @lindork. http://bit.ly/29HsrPA #yeg #yegfood
- Follow @BostonPizza on Twitter
- Follow me @lindork on Twitter
- Like my Facebook Page – Lindork – Linda Hoang
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I’ll randomly select two winners after the contest closes on July 19, 2016.
** UPDATE **
Congratulations Terry and Curtis, winners of the gift cards!
Disclaimer: I will always provide my 100% honest opinion on this blog. Boston Pizza invited me to try their new Summer Menu, and run a giveaway for gift cards so readers could also try the menu! This has no impact on opinions stated in this post (I’m always honest!)