Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Fun with Dave and Busters

***Disclosure-My family and I were invited to check the new games, food and drinks at D&B.  All opinions expressed are my own based on our personal experience.

Entertaining your kids over the Summer does not have to break your budget.  You can go out, gave some food, and have a fun time outside of the house with your kiddos all year long.  For me, it is always important for us to go out as a family especially in the summer.  I remember growing up and staying home with nothing to do.  So I try to plan outings for us that we all can enjoy together but that will not break the budget.

Dave and Busters is one of our favorite places to go as a family.  It is kid-friendly.  There is food and drinks. They have great ways to save you money and who doesn't want to stretch those $$$?

1)  Eat, Play, Win Combos-choose one of eight entrées and get a $10 Game Card plus 100 tickets for only $16.99.  It is available Sun-Thurs Open to Close, Friday and Saturday until 5 pm.  

Chicken & Shrimp Rockefeller
Our grilled chicken breast is topped with a creamy spinach sauce, diced roasted tomatoes and sauteed shrimp. Mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli make your meal complete.

(Sorry.  This dish came out and we tried it before taking a picture.  There was none left.  It was so good.  My husband normally would not eat anything with spinach but this sauce was really good.  This was our favorite dish.)

-Or select one of three entrees and get a $10 Power Card plus 100 tickets for $18.99. 

Build Your Own Soft Tacos* (Steak)
Marinated New York steak served with crisp lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheddar cheese, fresh-made guacamole and warm soft tortillas. Served with a side of spicy rice and black beans. 

(My son chose the Build Your Own Tacos-Chicken which is available for $16.99 combo.  He said they were really good!  This dish is also good for anyone watching their calories.)

-Or select one of these five entrees and get a $10 Power Card plus 100 tickets for $20.99. 

Bistro Steak & Shrimp with Lobster Alfredo
Serious surf AND the tastiest turf. We start with a 5 oz. Sirloin steak on a bed of linguine, then top it off with shrimp, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes and a lobster Alfredo sauce.

(This was delicious.  The Surf and Turf combo meets pasta.  This is a pretty big plate of food.  You may need to take a nap after this one.)

They also have dishes that are only available at D&B:
Bacon-Wrapped Beef Medallions & Grilled Shrimp*

Marinated medallions of Sirloin steak wrapped in bacon, alongside garlic herb shrimp. Char-grilled and served with a medley of oven-roasted vegetables and new potatoes, accompanied with a side of tomato and basil Bruschetta.

(Anything wrapped in bacon is GOOD to me!! Very yummy and juicy dish.  All the boys enjoyed this one.)

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

Grilled chicken breast drizzled with a rich balsamic reduction, served with a medley of oven-roasted vegetables and new potatoes, accompanied with a side of tomato and basil Bruschetta.

(Very healthy dish.  For those that are bored with eating salads all the time.  Minus the bread for less calories.)

Potato Chip Crusted Chicken

Tender chicken breasts in a crushed Lay’s® potato chip crust, fried to a golden brown and served with warm French onion dipping sauce, with a medley of oven-roasted vegetables and new potatoes.

(Winner winner chicken dinner.  This dish was the boys favorite.  If you have had crusted chicken, and enjoy it, you need to try this Lays crust.  It was so crispy and crunchy.)

Now that I got you hungry.  Let me tell more ways of having fun but not breaking the budget:

3) Play 5 Free!Limited Time Offers

This summer Dave & Buster's is introducing 8 epic, new games into our stores. To get you into the New Mix of Fun, we're letting you play five for free! (With same day Power Card purchase or reload). From May 20-August 18, 2013, get one free play on five new games: Temple Run, Harpoon Lagoon, Dizzy Chicken, Dark Escape 4D and Dream Raiders! Contact your local store for more details.

*Play Five Free is only valid with same day Power Card purchase of $10 or reload, May 20-August 18, 2013. Free Game Play expires on the date it's added to the Power Card. Limit one Play 5 Free per person, per Power Card.

3)  Next Big Game

Have you ever played Temple Run and thought, "I totally could have come up with that game?" Well now's your chance to flex those creative brain nodes and bring your idea for the next big video game to life! Send us your killer game idea and you'll be automatically entered for a chance to win FREE GAMES FOR LIFE at D&B. Click here to enter:  

4)  1/2 Price Games

Enjoy 1/2 Price Games every Wednesday from Open to Close* for a limited time only!

We always go on Wednesday when everything including bowling and pool is half off.  Check your participating D&B for specials, promos, and their special events.

5)  Happy Hour-Dave and Busters is also a great place for GNO, parties, and date nites.  They have half price drinks making them under $5.  Mom and Dad can be kids again while enjoying some of their new Summer drinks:
We spent more than 5 hours at Dave and Busters last Wednesday.  We had so much fun playing games, enjoying great food and staying cool with some fruity drinks.  It was fun for all of us.  Even the little one.


Crystal said...

Yum! Everything looks delicious!

Lauren Ivy Chiong said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time--the food looks great and the kids look like they had a blast!