SMASHBURGER has opened a new location in Prosper located at the Gates of Prosper shopping center that is becoming a popular spot on that side of the town. And to have a new burger restaurant is a great place for families and friends to meet up on any given day to connect, is fantastic.

 I appreciate the attention to detail because this location offers great outdoor seating with a view, and something I haven't seen at other Smashburgers is a big screen TV inside to catch up on sports while enjoying a meal. 

 When my family arrived to Smashburger it was a fun ride to prosper. It was nice to get away from our normal routine in Irving and explore a new city. I think that is one of the best part of living in the metroplex is the different cities offering something new to visitors.

Smashburgers is making a name for itself by creating burgers that are delicious and the meat is fresh never frozen. This is essential because the tenderness of the meat is put on seasoned hot grill and smashed to perfection. Hence the name, Smashburger. 

 I am sucker for the classic burgers and Smashburger has the Classic Smash with all the traditional toppings, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, american cheese, smash sauce and served on a soft egg bun. That egg bun really holds all the flavors and the juicy meat together making it a great combo for the Classic Smash.

 Also the Truffle Mushroom Burger is packed with excellent seasoned truffle mayo , sauteed crimini mushrooms and served on an egg bun.

 My kids were super excited about getting a milkshake with their kids meal. The kids choose a kids SMASH meal and the crispy chicken tenders. This was as simple as it could get for a kids meal and they kids spiced it up and got tater tot and sweet potato fires. 

Pro-Tip- I would highly suggest that you get the smash-fries that are packed with flavors of olive oil, rosemary and garlic. The toppings are great on the sweet potato fries and well as the tots. Get creative. 

 I saw that on the menu that Smashburger offers a variety of salads. I will come agian next time and order the Classic Cob or the BBQ salad. This can be great for those on the KETO diet, just don't get any dressing and your are set. 

Thank you to SMASHBURGER for hosting my family on a nice family dinner. 

CozyPhones at 35,000 ft in the AIR!

 Have you flown on a plane or taken a long road trip with kids? Then you know what is needed to make your trip peaceful and relaxing. The CozyPhones headphones was exactly what we needed on our family trip to Oahu.

 Keeping the kids entertained can sometimes be a challenge on long trips and having them use headphones that are cozy and easy to wear made the downtime more entertaining. 

 The CozyPhones are made out of soft fleece and a flexible durable braided stereo 3.5mm cord. The kids had a choice of two designs and they chose the fox and the frog to wear on the plane.

 I received comments from moms on the plane and also the stewardess about the CozyPhones and how practical and soft they looked on the kids. 

 I agree that the fleece was soft and comfortable but I would not recommend to wear them in summer months because it can make the kids sweat. The CozyPhones are best used in cars, homes, planes and cool places. This makes it nice to curl up in a blanket and get cozy.

 The only issue I found was that the ear pieces would occasionally slide backwards in the sleeve of the bands.

 The CozyPhones really did help keep the kids stay quiet on their tablets and not disturb each other. Let's keep it real, screaming and fighting kids is not fun, and can be reduced with good and wholesome entertainment.

Thank you CozyPhones for letting the kids experience the softest headphones. #sponsored 

Grimaldi's Pizza , Grapevine, TX

It's in the dough!

 Grimaldi's is extremely loyal to their original tradition of making pizza since 1905. Grimaldi's is holding on to their traditions because it definitely makes great pizza and it all has to do with their coal - fired brick oven and the water used in their pizza dough. 
 It is an attention to detail that isn't found in a lot of places and it's nice to see pizzas being cooked in this style.

 The coal-fired brick oven sets Grimaldi's cooking style apart. Their signature clean burning coal delivers award winning deliciousness that can't be achieved with traditional wood or gas ovens. 
 The clean burning coal also helps bring out the unique and delicious flavors of their "secret recipe" sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough.

 I have never been to New York, but Grimaldi's makes sure that the pizza here tastes just as good as the New York original. How? The restaurants here use reverse osmosis system to create the same taste of water to get the dough tasting true to its origins. 
 My family was impressed when the manger expressed the information to us because we felt our experience was a priority.

 Now, do I like the pizza? Yes, I really do. Honestly I am a Neapolitan pizza lover and it is difficult for me to change my pallet to a new taste.  
 New York style pizza is different, but the pizza here is really good. I ordered their seasonal special pizzas, the BBQ chicken pizza and the Brooklyn Bridge, both outstanding pizza's with bold flavors.

 I have never had BBQ chicken pizza, and what can I say? It was delicious. 
 The chicken and the BBQ sauce with a sprinkle of cilantro was fantastic. Great combinations for sure just like the Brooklyn Bridge pizza with creamy ricotta, hand picked sausage, and oven roasted peppers. The burst of flavors here is just dynamic.

 The summer menu which includes the fruity lemonades and Italian sodas can be infused with watermelon, strawberry and apple. My kids really liked the taste of the lemonades.
Also the strawberry spinach salad was a fresh and delightful complement to the meal.

 I can't get enough of the homemade blueberry and strawberry cheesecakes. They both were creamy and satisfying. I would recommend that you save room for these desserts. It so good and I can't stop thinking about how good they were.

 My kids especially had fun with the dough that the chef gave them to play at the table.

 You have until September 10th to enjoy this summer seasonal menu. Check them out and enjoy this authentic New York pizza dining experience with your family without ever leaving Texas.

Thank you Grimaldi's Pizza in Grapevine, TX for hosting my family.