A Birthday Date Night

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
This post is sponsored by Bonefish Grill, all opinions are expressly my own.




I am 34 -- feeling fancy and free!  I have never felt more comfortable in my own skin.  I mean I turned 30 and I decided I could pull off dangly earrings, why not?  I tried out skinny jeans and have survived the putting on and taking off process, several times over.  Just the other day I got some wild (for me) trendy sunglasses and felt confident.  I mean I nearly stuck the above pose except I teetered on my  dusty stilettos. I love being in my 30's.  Anyone else?


You know what else I have come to love the older I get - a night away!  I couldn't wait to celebrate my birthday with a dinner date night with sweet friends.  No cooking, no dishes, no cutting other people's food, full conversations and warm, delicious food.  A sweet birthday gift for sure!





We dropped the kids off at my inlaws and headed to Bonefish Grill with our dear friends for a coveted double date.  While we waited for our friends, we grabbed a drink in Bonefish Grills' bar.  They had some delicious seasonal specials, I got a glass of prosecco and Scott had their moscow mule!  They take reservations which is awesome so when our friends arrived, we sat right down in a cozy booth.


Bang Bang Shrimp and Thai Coconut Shrimp Appetizers

I had never been there before but when I told people where we were going, everyone said "you have to get the bang bang shrimp".  I mean everyone said it's the best.  Can I tell you, I AGREE.  It was heaven in my mouth, that sauce they put on it is SO good.  A little spice and everything nice.  We also shared the thai coconut shrimp and it was too good for words too.  Yum!


Our waiter was great about pacing our meal because when this momma goes out, I want to enjoy every last moment away.  Amen?  He didn't rush us, he was funny and helpful and super attentive. 



Baja Blackened Fish Tacos (split)

Summer Duo - Sirloin and Crab Cake Duo (split)


Our friends split the Baja Blacked Fish Tacos and we chose to split the sirloin & crab cake duo they are featuring this summer. The crab cake was made by the amazing spicy aioli type sauce that came with it.  Bonefish Grill knows how to do a sauce!   


I love sharing foods with my hubby so we can try more things.  Bonefish Grill split the meal and plated it separately in the back so we didn't have to lift a finger which was awesome.  It's the little things!


Macadamia Nut Brownie Dessert


You know what my birthday means - dessert!  Complimentary dessert for the birthday girl which of course I shared.  I chose the macadamia nut brownie.  The raspberry sauce that came with it made the dessert.  #awesomesauce




The whole evening was such a delight.  Before I left, I decided what I am getting next time.  The bang bang shrimp tacos.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.




We left with full hearts, full bellies and feeling so fancy since we were out without kids at a restaurant with cloth napkins and dimmed lighting.  It was a great way to celebrate my birthday! My 34th year is off with a bang (see what I did there).  I can't wait to see what this year holds!


Have you ever eaten at Bonefish Grill?  

What is your favorite menu item there?  

Are you a bang bang shrimp lover too?  

Let me know in the comments!



Until next time, keep on keeping on (koko) with a joyful, faith-filled life! #tribekoko


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15 comments on "A Birthday Date Night"
  1. Your dress๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    There is nothing better than a relaxing dinner with your man for your birthday! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time at a wonderful restaurant!! YUM to the Bang Bang shrimp!

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  2. Bonesfish is so so good! I love being able to enjoy fish and knowing it's quality since I'm a little picky about eating fish in a restaurant setting.

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  3. Looks like a fun dinner for your birthday!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! You look lovely! And you are definitely rocking your 30s! That dessert looks absolutely wonderful!! So glad you got a night out with your BFF!

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  5. We loooove Bonefish! Every time we have a girls' night if we don't go to Mexican we go there. They have that Wild Orchid Hawaiian Martini that is so yummy, and their Winter White Cosmo is to die for. Can you tell I'm just all about the drinks?! Haha. But seriously, I always get steak when I'm there. I. LOVE. THEIR. STEAK. I'm so glad that you were able to treat yourself! Double dates are the BEST!

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  6. Glad you had a night away and a great birthday. I love your dress you are wearing!

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  7. What a fun place to eat. Your meal looks so yummy. I also love that dress! You look fantastic!

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  8. I love Bonefish and have ordered the bang bang shrimp appetizer as well as the bang bang shrimp tacos every time despite thinking next time I will try something else . It's that good!

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  9. Yum! We've never been but I know Russ would love it!

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  10. Umm how awesome to collaborate with Bonefish!! I told you already we LOVE that place and it's a minute from our house! So delish!! I have never had the bang bang tacos but I've had the just the shrimp and it's amaaaaaaaaaazing so I know the tacos would be too! Looks like an awesome time out!!!

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  11. Yes, I love being in my 30's. I feel more settled and like you said, comfortable in my own skin. And date nights are the best! Glad you had such a good birthday!

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  12. There is a Bonefish not far from our house but we have never been. Maybe I'll make that our next stop. I always hear great things about their appetizers. Happy Birthday!!

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  13. Glad you had such a fun night out! I'm with you on enjoying my 30s- I definitely feel more confident, and I'm not feeling bad about saying no to people now. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

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  14. Happy Birthday Erin!!! I love your black and white dress. You look like you are rocking the 30's decade. Go girl. We've eaten at the Bonefish Grill in Myrtle Beach a couple of times and liked it. We don't have one near us now but one came to my hometown of Richmond, VA after we moved. I guess we should go sometime when we are visiting. Have a great week!

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  15. Looks like it was an absolutely lovely night out. We use to go to Bonefish in Myrtle Beach on vacation. I liked it. You being a baby in your 30's is making me feel so old๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜‚. I hope you had the best birthday yet and I'm so happy you are feeling good about your age. That's wonderful!

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