LA Mommy Blogger Tribe Luncheon, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Burbank, CA – New EnLIGHTened Entrees® Menu

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This post is in collaboration with LAMBT for BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Burbank, CA. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All photos taken by me, Vanessa Torres, unless captioned otherwise. Thank you so much for your time and support. Enjoy!

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Do you need 4 fun & easy steps
to brighten a mommy’s rainy day?

You do? Great! Because the girls from LA Mommy Blogger Tribe (LAMBT) and I discovered all 4 of them at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Burbank!

Follow along below to find out how you can help out your mommy friend… hey, this could even be for you!

1. Call your amigas and head over to BJ’s!

Yes, getting to BJ’s is the first step! The SoCal-comfort, with attention to detail warmth welcomes and serves you – whether you arrive alone or with a large party of your favorite gals!

So, schedule child care, do you hair, add some mascara to your lashes, and find your favorite rainy-weather comfy-chic outfit to head out the door!

LAMBT was fortunate to have BJ’s in Burbank invite us to experience their new EnLIGHTened Entrees® Menu on Sunday, February 10th just in time to celebrate Galentine’s Day a few days early!

Do you celebrate Galentine’s Day? This was my first time celebrating and I had a blast! Proof? This was a three-hour lunch! haha Time passed by so quickly!

Photographed from left to right: Naza (@sweet.p.and.sky), Suzie (@happymessmom), Erika (@asocalwayoflife), Rosie (@thehustlingmama), Vanessa (@lifeoftorres), Danica (@thememoirsofamommy ), Cecily (@hollymomtress ), and Marie (@beautifulday_blog).
Photo provided by Naza Holliman.

2. Order drinks to get the fun started!

21+ and over and please have a designated driver.

Even though not all of us enjoyed an alcoholic drink, the rest of the girls did, and they were super satisfied. Not only with the taste, which is the most important, but with the presentation! Look at these pretty party enhancers!

If you prefer to eat your calories instead of drinking them, I have a solution for you!

For the days where water just doesn’t cut it for you and would like to splurge a little. You can enjoy BJ’s Oasis® Amber.

This light beer is under 160 calories and just won an award at the 2016 North American Beer Awards or you can try BJ’s Lightswitch® Lager at under 140 calories per pint. Most beers are over 200 calories per serving!

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Photographed left to right: Suzie, Rosie, Erika, Danica, Naza, Vanessa, Cecily, and Marie.
Photo provided by Naza Holliman

3. Order appetizers and entrees that will satisfy cravings and not leave you stuffed with guilt!

“At BJ’s we’ve listened to our guests who want ‘better for you’ options. Comfort food is great, but some of our guests find more comfort in our myriad of options to meet their special dietary needs…

Because we believe it’s not what you take out that makes it better for you, it’s what you put in it.”

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Below you will see a few of the tasty dishes our host, Leanne, curated for our table, from the EnLIGHTened Entrees Menu®, after kindly asking us of possible food allergies and dietary preferences.

Best Beginnings® Appetizer Combo
Spinach and Artichoke Dip | Avocado Egg Rolls | Boneless Wings
Best Beginnings® Appetizer Combo
Mozzarella Sticks | Avocado Egg Rolls
Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
Crisp, lightly fried brussels sprouts | Big Poppa Smokers’ Desert Gold seasoning | sweet sriracha crema
Enlightened Seared Ahi Salad
Sashimi-grade ahi tuna | baby field greens | napa cabbage | romaine | red bell peppers | tomatoes | avocado | pickled cucumbers | cilantro | spicy wasabi |crispy wonton strips | red + green onions | rice wine vinaigrette
New Enlightened Blacked Chicken Zucchini Noodles
Blackened chicken breast | zucchini noodles | red onions | mushrooms | fire-roasted red peppers | green onions | creamy alfredo | San Marzano marinara | parmesan cheese
Enlightened Pacific Pole Soba Noodles
Sashimi-grade ahi tuna | buckwheat soba noodles | poke sauce | carrots |
pickled vegetables | soy ginger sauce | wasabi guacamole | crispy wonton strips | green onions | sesame seeds
Vegan Lentil with Ancient Grains Soup
Hearty lentil soup

From all the delicious food that was delivered to our table by Leanne and her kind staff, I was picking out what I could eat from the dishes since I’m vegetarian.

…and then here comes Leanne surprising me with their Vegan Lentil with Ancient Grains Soup! Friend, I was so grateful! This soup was savory and hit the spot on this cold and rainy day!

There aren’t many restaurant just yet where you’re able to find steak dishes and vegetarian and vegan options, plus gluten-free meals! And not only that, but they are accommodating to their guests with food allergies and/or sensitivities! BJ’s you’re the MVP!

Happy Galentine’s Day Mommies

While enjoying our savory meals we updated each other on our children’s most recent silly escapades, learning achievements, and opened-up about challenging moments we have encountered recently or overcome. It’s amazing to have a tribe you can confide in with an open heart and mind.

And in the same level of care, we discussed and listened about our success and hiccups with our individual businesses. Moms Supporting Moms. Can it get any brighter?!

Cheers to enlightening our lives with like-minded humans!
Boomerang provided by Naza Holliman.

4. Come back and enjoy
Ballast Point Tap Takeover!

Tuesday, March 19th at 6pm! Come alone, bring a friend, or your mom and enjoy award-winning brews in a great atmosphere at one or both of the grand bars at BJ’s in Burbank!

If you feel like you’re not a “beer person” not to worry! You can take this fun opportunity and find the right beer for you with the expertise of one of the bartenders, or you can order any other drink from the beverage menu and still enjoy a great time!

The gals and I are planning on returning to join in the Ballast Point Tap Takeover – “Tap Tuesdays!” If you see us, please say hello!

Ballast Point Tap Takeover is Featuring:

  • Brut IPA, Bone-Dry India Pale Ale
  • Ballast Point Lager, Lager
  • Passing Haze, Hazy Session India Pale Ale
  • Grapefruit Sculpin, India Pale Ale with Grapefruit
  • Barrel Aged Victory at Sea, Imperial Porter aged in High West Bourbon & Rye Barrels
Seriously, the detail in the bars’ woodman-ship is gorgeous!
And there’s large flat-screen TVs throughout the restaurant and at the bars for your extra entertainment!
Photographed from top to bottom and left to right: Leanne, Cecily, Rosie, Marie, Naza, Erika, Danica, Suzie, Vanessa.
Photo provided by Naza Holliman.

We are thankful to our hosts for not only providing the gals and me with a place to disconnect from the mundane mommy duties (like laundry and dishes) and to connect with each other as mompreneurs with passions and goals, but also for providing us with a complimentary opportunity to learn of and experience their new EnLIGHTened Entrees® Menu!

For most moms, eating out is an adventure in itself, especially with kids (I mean, we pack half the nursery in the diaper bag when venturing out of the house!), so it’s great to know, that we will be taken care of when we enter their doors with not only healthier food, but super-foods, too!

Have you been EnLIGHTened®, yet?

Let me know in the comments and share this awesome new BJ’s menu and Ballast Point Tap Takeover event with your friends and family!

Love,

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P.S. We were each sent home with one of their famous Mini Pizookie® desserts for our kids!

And it gets sweeter…

Earlier in our luncheon, while discussing future yummy menu options, I had mentioned that my 2.5-year-old daughter, Ellie, loves quinoa and Leanne surprised me with some to take home to her! So thoughtful!

FYI: This is the Enlightened Vegetarian Quinoa Bowl and we both enjoyed the flavors so much!

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
107 South 1st Street, Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 557-0881 – Instagram @bjsburbank
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Sunday

Valet (cash only) and self-parking lot provided.

Take-out/curb-side pick-up, and delivery through online and BJ’s App orders.

18 thoughts on “LA Mommy Blogger Tribe Luncheon, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Burbank, CA – New EnLIGHTened Entrees® Menu

  1. Looks like everyone had so much fun. Those food looks delicious as well. I wish I could find some mom blogger near me. Great fun.

    1. Awe, thank you, Anna! I’m sure you can find fellow bloggers! Hashtag your city and blogger on Instagram! 🙂 It will allow time to bond with people that get you!

  2. I love when restaurants go the extra mile! So sweet to send you home with some goodies! Sounds like an amazing time

    1. Yes! It was so thoughtful! Not only do we want to go back, but we also recommend the restaurant’s location to friends and family when they go the extra mile! win-win for everyone! Girls and I had a great time!

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