Are you Wild or Mild? (Chili’s Gift Card Giveaway!)

Today my family had a celebration dinner at Chili’s Restaurant. We celebrated my husband buying a new car. It’s not really new. It’s a used car, but it’s new to us. My husband bought a really nice Saturn L200 with low mileage. It’s RARE to find a nice car (it barely has any marks on it), with low mileage and a good price. We’ve been looking for months. It’s great that we finally found something.

To celebrate we took the kids to Chili’s for an early dinner (or late lunch, depending on how you look at it). My husband already knew what he was going to order before we even walked into Chili’s. He loves their steakhouse sandwich. It’s seasoned sirloin with onions and mushrooms, provolone cheese and horseradish cream on warm flat bread. I’ve had it before. It’s really good.

My kids ALWAYS get the same thing every time we go – the classic hamburger with just cheese and nothing else on it. Boring! LOL! They really need to try something else from the menu. We don’t even hand them the menu because they always order the same thing.

The kids love to get the nacho chips and salsa. They usually fill up on that before their burgers arrive.

I LVE Chili’s salads! They are my FAVORITE! Their Balsamic dressing is the best salad dressing around. I love their salads so much I actually have a photo of one of the salads as my wallpaper on my cell phone (no kidding!).

Chili’s has a new (for a limited time) selection of meals to satisfy your “wild” or “mild” side. I used to love “wild” (hot and spicey) foods. I’ve mellowed out in my “old age”. Ha Ha.

It was hard to pick out what I wanted. On the Wild side they offered Big Mouth Bites which are mini-hamburgers (sliders). The Wild mini-burgers are topped with jalapeño-mayo, jalapeños and American cheese. The burgers are even crusted in peppercorns.

If you love the idea of the mini-burgers/sliders but are not really into Wild you can order their Mild version which features four mini-burgers topped with applewood smoked bacon, sauteed onions American cheese and ranch dressing.

If Quesadillas are more your style you have your choice of the Wild Quesadillas with onions, peppers, jalapeño seasoning and jalapeño Jack cheese. Or you can opt for the Mild version which is made with apple wood smoked bacon and cheese.

They even offer Kicked-Up Quesos on their Wild menu.

The Wild or Mild menu also featured chicken crispers. The Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers sounded good (they are on the Wild menu) but I oped for the Crispy Sweet Maple BBQ Chicken Crispers. The sweet maple BBQ sauce is what caught my eye. That sounded so good!

My meal came with seasoned fries (seasoned with salt and pepper), corn on the cob and a generous amount of chicken crispers smothered in sweet maple BBQ sauce. MMM… they were really good. Even my husband was sneaking a few bites off of my plate.

The Crispy Sweet Maple BBQ Chicken Crispers are very sweet. They were a wee bit sweeter then I anticipated, but delicious none the less. The crispers are long chicken strips and chunks.

I was stuffed after our meal. I couldn’t eat another bite. I wish I did have more room in my tummy because Chili’s has a new dessert on their menu – a peanut butter molten cake! YUMMY! It is a lot like the chocolate molten cake that oozes out warm chocolate sauce when you cut into it with your fork. The new dessert oozes out peanut butter. It’s also topped with vanilla ice cream coated in a chocolate shell.

I MUST go back SOON just for dessert. I have to try that!

Chili’s is also having a contest where there will be two winners. The “Wild” winner will win a trip to Las Vegas. The “Mild” winner will win a trip to Disney.

The contest is called “Shout Out To Eat Out – Wild or Mild”. To enter, participants upload a head shot of themselves and create a wild or mild avatar on shoutouttoeatout.com.

Prizes: One (1) winner will be randomly drawn every day and will receive one (1) $20 Chili’s gift card. The most voted ‘Wild’ avatar will win a ‘Wild’ trip to Las Vegas and the most voted ‘Mild’ avatar will win a ‘Mild’ trip to Disney World!

The contest ends on April 30, 2011. 

To learn more about Chili’s restaurant, find a restaurant near you or to check out their menu please visit www.Chilis.com.

Chili’s would like to offer a lucky reader a $20 Chili’s gift card so they can check out the new Wild or Mild menu. Thanks Chili’s!

To enter please visit tell me if you are Wild or Mild and what you think you might order if you are the lucky winner. You can find the menu items on their website.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on March 20, 2011 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name and mailing address (no PO Box) or a new winner will be chosen.

Other giveaways can be found on the right side bar under “Win It”.


*I received a free gift card in order to do this review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.


  1. I love their avocado burger 🙂

    I’ve had the Blazin’ Big Mouth Bites from the WILD side before and would order them again! They didn’t leave me feeling over-stuffed like a regular burger would.

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  4. I follow @chilis on twitter (@thisenvy)

  5. I follow @ShoutOut2EatOut on twitter (@thisenvy)

  6. I am mild, definitely mild. I really like the Chicken Crispers, the seasoned fries are so good.

  7. I also follow you, @she_scribes on twitter (@thisenvy)

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    And congratulations on the new car!

  11. Rebecca Graham says:

    I am Wild and I would order the Jalapeno Chicken quesadilla.

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  14. Rebecca Graham says:

    Follow Chilis on Twitter; rhoneygee

  15. Rebecca Graham says:

    Follow Shout Out to eat on Twitter; rhoneygee

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  17. Marilyn Wons says:

    I am wild. I would order the Fried Shrimp!

  18. I’m Wild and I would get the kicked up queso appetizer and the blazing big mouth bites.

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