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Foodie’s Night Out #PEPCIDTastemakers

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I have received information, product and materials from McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., the makers of PEPCID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. I am a part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

Do you consider yourself a foodie? Mike and I love to explore new tastes. Although we frequently entertain at home, we also enjoy visiting area restaurants and sampling original flavors. This weekend we hit two of our current favorite spots: a sushi restaurant and an Indian restaurant. It was such a treat to go out and enjoy great food that I didn’t have to cook.


On Saturday, we headed to Sushi Cove. Our next-door neighbor is friends with the owner so it’s always fun to go there. We love their food so we would patronize it anyway, but it is quite agreeable to be treated extra special! We had an awesome meal. 

Cucumber and Avocado Veggie Sushi
This time Mike had a cucumber roll and an avocado roll. I ordered a tempura shrimp/avocado crunchy roll and a really spicy yam roll. Both have tempura yam on the outside, which is my absolute favorite. We both enjoyed miso soup and the most amazing house salad, too.

Yam Roll Sushi

Miso Soup

On Sunday night, we headed to Tandoori Knights. This local Indian restaurant just opened about six months ago and there are line-ups at the door practically every night. I love the decor in the restaurant — it’s exotic and well placed. The servers have customer service down to a tee. We’ve been there many times but Sunday was our best meal yet. Mike and I both agreed!

Indian Restaurant Decor

Their food is spiced like no other—amazing spices and it really pours on the heat. Mike has no problem with the extra-bold flavors but I swear I always start sweating at the hairline every time we go there. The food is so hot and spicy…but it tastes sooo good!

Tandoori Chicken

This time we shared tandoori chicken and lamb korma, plus their amazing rice and naan. We’ve eaten tandoori chicken for years but are new to trying the korma. It’s become my new favorite. The sauce is so good you want to use your naan to “lick” the bowl clean.

Lamb Korma

One of the things I’ve discovered with trying new dishes is if you want to have a culinary adventure, you’ve got to be willing to sample novel combinations. Some of the explorations that have ended up as our favorites were way outside our home cooked meals.

Rice with Indian Food
Another thing that I discovered about eating smoking hot dishes is heartburn. I don’t experience it every time we eat spicy foods, but it has happened frequently.  One evening as I perused a menu, I realized I was no longer willing to try some new dishes because I might get heartburn. That kind of divides the fun of going out. Having PEPCID COMPLETE™ in my bag has made me bold again. It works fast—within seconds—by neutralizing the stomach acid that causes heartburn. And it lasts. None of that feeling better before bed, but waking up with an uncomfortable relapse.

How about you? Do you stick with Mom’s home cooking recipes or do you like to go on culinary explores? Right now the PEPCID® brand is hosting the PEPCID® Tastemakers Restaurant Week Facebook sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to win one-of-a-kind local dining experiences.

Win one-of-a-kind local dining experiences!

Just because you’re not in NYC or Chicago doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a taste of PEPCID® Tastemakers Restaurant Week! The PEPCID® brand wants to give foodies everywhere the opportunity to journey through the best restaurants their city has to offer by curating exciting, personal restaurant week experiences for five lucky winners. From June 1st to July 5th, the PEPCID® Tastemakers Restaurant Week Facebook sweepstakes will provide weekly chances to win one-of-a-kind local dining experiences at Every week, one winner will be selected to win a VIP dining experience that includes dinner at three local restaurants and round-trip car service to each (up to $1,000 value). Two runners-up will receive a $250 gift card to enjoy a night of culinary exploration.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.