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Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN

We decided to venture to IKEA in order to find some new kitchen knives. it was about noon time so we thought we would try their “restaurant”. It was packed! IKEA promotes this by stating “the menu includes kid’s meals, organic and vegetarian options, healthy choices and Swedish classics.” With that being said the food should be good right? W-E-L-L-L-L-L. . . .

I decided I would try their salmon burger. I am trying to eat more fish. The description is ” reinvent the traditional burger, taking culinary inspiration from a current favorite, the pulled pork burger, and giving it an extra Swedish twist  for the PULLED SALMON BURGER”. There was the burger, a little bit of lettuce (and when I say a little bit I mean it! The menu says cabbage but I beg to differ.), BBQ spices, and a couple of pickle slices ( I found 1). For $4.99 it was okay. I thought the burger was a bit dry and bland, there was no sauce, and I would rather have it flame broiled on a grill.

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I also decided that I needed a little dessert at the end so I purchased 2 of the coconut truffles for $.49 each. Made with oats, cocoa powder and rolled in coconut they were so-so. I would have liked to have more chocolate. Who wouldn’t?

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I guess for a for a cheap date this would be the place to go or if you had a large family because it is affordable. Just be ware that they change for every add-on. So if you go you not only order you main dish than the soup, salad, crackers, beverage and treats are all going to the bottom line. Give it a go and let me know what you think! By the way I did not find the knives I was looking for . . . . . .

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Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN

Stayed home again this past weekend and did have to have a lunch date at some point! We were out and about and decided to stop at Red Robin for burgers. It had nothing to do with me having a coupon!

I still like to find something healthy even if it is a burger. Red Robin now offers  Wedgie Burger, that makes you laugh just saying it! “Stacked with bacon, guac, tomato and red onion inside of a lettuce bun, then wrapped for easy handling—this 450-calorie protein powerhouse of a burger is full of flavor.” Of course I had to have the endless fries that came with it for $9.49

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My husband went all out and had the Whiskey River BBQ Burger. “Our smoky, tangy tribute to the Wild West. We roped together our signature bourbon-infused Whiskey River® BBQ sauce, crispy onion straws, Cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. See if you can hang on to it for eight seconds.” for 10.69. It may have taken him all of eight seconds to eat it! Had a couple of baskets of the endless fries. 

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I would say that we had a good date. Being part of the Red Robin Rewards Club does have it benefits. I have already picked out what I want to try the next time we go.