Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ Now Open at Main Place Mall in Santa Ana #LucillesBBQ @LucillesBBQ

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ Now Open in Santa Ana

By Erin

*I was invited to come and try the new Lucille’s. All thoughts and opinions remain my own*Lucille's-Smokehouse-BBQ

A few weeks ago I went with a few good friends to go try the NEW Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbeque in Santa Ana. This brand new location is in a prime spot at the Santa Ana Main Place Mall. Lucille’s offers delicious home-style smoked and barbeque dishes to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. A beautifully decorated location with lots of color, large comfy bar stools and lots of booth seating all throughout. The tables are larger than you will usually find which is great for larger parties (or if you’re like us, just to fit all the food we order). Large flat screen TV’s can be seen throughout so you can catch all the latest sporting events her while enjoying some great food and drinks. The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, and the staff will make you feel like you’re right at home.


We were here on a Sunday afternoon, so we all started off with some drinks. A couple of my friends chose the Beer Flight. Choose between the Hop Lover’s Beer Flight featuring 4 Pale & IPA brews or try the BBQ Beer Flight which features 4 select ales & lagers that pair beautifully with the hickory smoked BBQ. They drank it all up, so I think to it’s safe to say it’s very enjoyable!


I chose to have the Sweet Georgia Peach, which consists of Absolut Peach Vodka, Peach Schnapps and Peach Lemonade. Served in a 22 oz mug and topped with white ale. This was a very refreshing choice, and very yummy.  

Appetizer Platter Lucilles

We needed something to go with our drinks and we could not decide what we should try first so we just went and got a little of everything with this one! The Lucille’s Appetizer Platter is perfect for folks like us who can’t decide! A huge platter of their most popular items: Pork rib tips, fried dill pickles, sweet potato fries, fried green tomatoes, Dixie egg rolls, fried okra, chicken strips and spicy hot links. This was the perfect choice for us. We got to try a little of everything and it was amazing! I loved the fried okra!

Gumbo-Soup Lucilles

Next, we tried a little bit of the New Orleans Gumbo. It was pretty good and it’s very filling!

Back Porch Strawberry Lemonade Lucilles

Before we got our meals, I ordered one more drink. The Back Porch Strawberry Lemonade: Skyy Infusions Wild Strawberry Vodka, Hiram Walker Triple Sec, Lucille’s Fresh Strawberry Lemonade and a splash of soda. Served over ice in a 22 oz. mug.  This is a perfect Sunday afternoon drink to sip and savor.

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“Fire Up the Grill” with Kraft! Download the FREE #Kraft Cookbook #CookingUpSummer

Fire Up the Grill with Kraft!

By Erin

*Sponsored post by Lunchbox, however all thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

Can you believe it? The 4th of July is already just around the corner! This year is just flying by. Let Kraft help you plan the perfect celebration with the “Fire Up the Grill” cookbook! In this cookbook, you’ll find delicious recipes and tips for your picnics, cook-offs, parties and more to make this 4th of July the most memorable one yet. Plan the perfect 4th of July celebration with the “Fire Up the Grill” cookbook from Kraft!

Download the FREE Kraft “Fire Up the Grill” cookbook!

 Download FREE Cookbook – Southwest Ranch Cheeseburger. Doesn’t it look Delish?

Now for something sweeter, why don’t you try out this sweet number?

Download the FREE Cookbook – Sopapilla Cheesecake

So what do you plan to cook up this 4th of July?

Last Call For Marie Callender’s #BackYardBBQ! Ends 9/14!

Last Call For Marie Callender’s Backyard BBQ!

By Erin

Disclosure: I received a gift card to sample Marie Callender’s Backyard BBQ Menu, but we ended up spending way more than that since my family loves to go here anyways.  All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

Even though it may seem like fall with all the decorations, fall drinks, and with school being back in session, but it is still technically summer! The weather here still screams summer as it has and looks like it will be unbearably hot out for a while yet. Why not take advantage of what is left of summer and have some good old-fashioned BBQ? Nothing beats a good BBQ in the summer time and at Marie Callender’s you can still enjoy a great BBQ meal with their Backyard BBQ Menu! Come and get it while you still can! It’s only here until Sunday, September 14th!! After this weekend it will be gone. 🙁

Always a family favorite that I grew up with, with the salad bar that you can get with your meal and meals that come with a piece of pie, a great deal can always be found at Marie Callender’s, including their BBQ meals!

Marie Callenders

You can enjoy some delicious BBQ entrees starting at $9.99 plus tax AND it comes with a free slice of Marie’s legendary pie (excludes cheesecakes, seasonal fresh fruit pies and promotional pies).

Now, lets bring on the BBQ! Here are a few of the mouth-watering goodies you will find at your local Marie Callender’s on the Backyard BBQ Menu!

Entrees (starting at $9.99) includes:

St.Louis BBQ Ribs, Grilled BBQ Shrimp Skewers, BBQ Turkey Sliders, Grilled BBQ Chicken, Tri-Tip Sandwich, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Tri Tip & Wedge Salad, and more! Don’t forget!! Each combo is served with a FREE slice of Marie Callender’s pie! 😉

First, they brought out their warm cornbread with honey butter!

Warm Cornbread!

Marie Calendars Bread

Of course I needed something cool and refreshing to go with the cornbread, so I ordered an Arnold Palmer; YUM!!

Marie Callenders Strawberry Lem

Then it was time to order, I went for the build your own BBQ Platter.

Build Your Own BBQ Platter!

Marie Callender's BBQ Combo

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