Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL MAKES HAPPY HOUR HAPPIER WITH NEW MENU


Everyone’s favorite time of day just got better at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Macaroni Grill, a national restaurant chain that creates authentic and innovative Italian dishes, is introducing today its new happy hour program at its U.S. locations*. The new, tiered happy hour menu offers guests the opportunity to enjoy 12 appetizers and a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for $6 or less every night, in the bar area.

Guests can choose appetizers and beverages from three unique happy hour menus, priced at $4, $5 or $6. Macaroni Grill’s culinary and beverage teams developed several new items that will be rolled out on the new happy hour menu including a warm, whipped feta served with grilled rosemary bread points; Pizza Piattos, four varieties of three-inch crispy pizzas including mushroom and goat cheese; and beverages such as Italian margaritas and non-alcoholic Frizzantes. Below are each of the menus:

Macaroni Grill’s $4 Happy Hour Menu
Appetizers
·        Whipped Feta:                                Warm, creamy feta served with rosemary bread points 
·        Mediterranean Olives:                     A signature olive mix, perfectly seasoned and warmed  
·        Bruschetta:                                     Grilled, rustic, bread topped with whipped ricotta,
Roma tomatoes, garlic and basil
·        Loaded Fries:                                  French fries smothered with crispy prosciutto, parmesan,
mozzarella cheese sauce, gorgonzola and Calabrian peppers

Beverages
·        Frizzantes -- sparkling water and natural Cucumber, Strawberry or Basil flavors, garnished with fresh fruit
·        Draft beers, including Peroni
·        Well drinks

Macaroni Grill’s $5 Happy Hour Menu
Appetizers
Pizza Piattos:                                        Three, three-inch, crispy pizzas
·        Mushroom & Goat Cheese:             A delicious blend of porcini and oyster mushrooms,
caramelized onion and fonduta topped with tangy goat cheese            
·        Prosciutto and Greens:                   Prosciutto, whipped feta, lemon arugula, cucumber, red
pepper
·        Margherita:                                                 Classic Roma tomatoes, Italian-imported fresh mozzarella
and basil
·        Pepperoni:                                      Red sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni

Beverages
·        House Wine (red and white)
·        Sangria (red and white)
·        A variety of premium cocktails



Macaroni Grill’s $6 Happy Hour Menu
Appetizers
·        Crispy Artichokes:                          Artichokes, charred lemon served with a citrus black
pepper aioli
·        Ricotta Meatballs:                           Two, spicy, house-made beef, veal, pork and ricotta meatballs,
caramelized onions, red chile, arrabbiata and whipped ricotta
·        Caprese Salad:                               Vine-ripened tomatoes, Italian-imported buffalo mozzarella,
basil, with a honey balsamic glaze
·        Signature Mac & Cheese                 Crisp-fried, four-cheese pasta served with savory truffle dip
Bites:                                            

Beverages
·        Premium Wine (red, white and rose)
·        Italian Margaritas (Primo, Cucumber, Strawberry and Basil)
·        Signature cocktails (Bellini, Blood Orange Cosmo, Perfect Martini, Negroni, Italian Mule or Limoncello Mojito)


Macaroni Grill’s Happy Hour is available in its bar only, from 3pm to close**, seven days a week.

For a full line of menu choices, visit www.macaronigrill.com.


About Romano’s Macaroni Grill®
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant brand founded in 1988. Inspired by Italian country cuisine, Macaroni Grill believes in an open kitchen that allows guests to see its ingredients and preparation techniques that blend Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration in a polished casual atmosphere. Named the No. 1 Italian Restaurant Chain in America by a Nation's Restaurant News consumer survey, Macaroni Grill has 93 company-owned locations in 25 states, plus 25 franchise locations in the U.S. and 9 other countries.

For more information, connect with Macaroni Grill on Facebook or follow on Twitter or Instagram.

*Happy Hour is not available at Hawaii or airport locations.

**Happy Hour times may vary based on location’s local liquor laws. 

Frugal Fashion: How To Cut Back On Clothing


When you’re trying to live frugally, and you want to be able to make savings on just about everything that you buy, you can often get yourself stuck in a bit of a strange mindset. Because being frugal is one thing, but being cheap is another. Frugality is all about making your money stretch further, and making it last. Not about refusing to spend at all. Because there are things in life that we should be spending out money on. Even if you feel guilty, it is okay to make purchases every now and again. You just have to be smart about the ones you make.

Buying clothing can often feel frivolous. But it doesn’t have to be. After all, we all need to wear clothing that’s going to keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. And clothing breaks, or shrinks, or runs its course. So you have to be okay with buying replacement pieces every now and again - even when your frugal brain makes you feel bad. And you shouldn’t feel bad. Because by now you should be a bit more of a pro when it comes to being frugal. So just think about applying those principles when you find your fashion and you should be okay. If you’re new to frugal living, or you just want a refresh, here are some ways that you can cut back when buying clothing.

Shop Around

One of the ways to ensure that you’re going to pay more for the fashions you love, is to only ever buy from one place. Instead, you need to find great deals on women's dresses and other outfits by shopping around. Try to mix up the places you buy from, and be sure to consider at least a handful of different places before you buy. That way, you know you’re getting the best value for money when you do decide to buy.

Bide Your Time

From here, you should think about purchasing at the right times. When you get the urge to shop, you may find that you’re paying over the odds for things. Instead, you should look to wait for the right sale periods throughout the year, just to make sure that you’re getting the best deals on the clothing that you buy - and don’t make a purchase to find out the item is on offer just a few weeks later.

Get Cashback

If you tend to shop online when you buy clothes, then you’re going to want to make sure that you get cashback whenever you shop. This can often be a great extra bonus. When you buy from certain websites, if you click on to them from a cashback website, you can often get a certain percentage of what you spend back. And over the year, this can add up to a nice little sum of money.

Use Comparison Websites

If you really want to make sure that you’re buying a product for the best price, then you should think about using shopping comparison websites too. When you use a site like that, you’re able to compare prices on similar things. That way, if you want black boots or a brown coat, you can compare the styles on offer to make sure you’re getting yours for the best available price.

Look For Coupons

You’re going to want to think about looking for coupons when you shop too. If you tend to buy papers and magazines, you can cut out different coupons from them to find offers on local stores. This may help you to make extra savings when you shop.

And Promotional Codes

Again, if you do prefer to shop online, then you’re going to want to keep an eye out for promotional codes. Because you will often find that there is going to be an online discount code available for whichever store you’re hoping to shop with. This can help you to save up to fifty per cent on whatever you’re buying sometimes too. And that will help you to make sure you’re spending wisely.

Spend Wisely

And finally, let’s just consider how you’re going to spend wisely all round too. Because it’s easy to get swept away in the spending process. But when you are buying clothing and you want to be frugal, you’re going to want to make sure that you only buy what you need and don’t go overboard with the purchases you make. Then you’re not going to feel buyers remorse, or feel guilty for buying the clothing that you need.