Archives for May 11, 2017

The Habit Burger Grill Cooks Up “Charburger Challenge” for National Burger Month

May is National Burger Month and this year, The Habit Burger Grill is challenging burger lovers to get creative and celebrate their favorite charburger through their social media contest, ‘Charburger Challenge.’


Photo: A delicious cheeseburger from the Habit.

Beginning May 1, The Habit will encourage guests to take their best category-inspired photos and share on social media using the hashtag, #CharburgerChallenge. The weekly categories are:

Week 1

May 1 – May 7: ‘Me and My Charburger’– when the only thing that matters in this moment is America’s Best Tasting Burger. Share the moment.


Week 2

May 8 – May 14‘Start Your Habit Early’– We love our little Habit fans! Snap the cutest picture of your favorite little Charburger lover with their go-to Habit order.


Week 3

May 15 – May 21‘Perfect Pairing’– Who is your Charburger’s BFF? Share your favorite Habit sides with your Charburger.


Week 4

May 22 – May 28‘Habit Your Way’ – Custom-built and made-to-order. Show us what makes your Charburger the best in all the land?


At the end of each week, one winner will be selected from participants to win a $100 gift card to The Habit. Weekly winners will then be entered into the grand prize contest where fans will vote on their favorite photo during the week of May 29- June 1. The grand prize winner will be awarded a $200 Habit Gift Card and exclusive Habit merchandise.


For more information and detailed contest rules on the ‘Charburger Challenge,’ click here.

The Habit is known for its award-winning Charburger which features 100% fresh, never frozen ground beef grilled over an open flame and topped with melted cheese, caramelized onions, pickles, fresh tomato, crisp lettuce, and mayo served on a toasted bun. Their restaurants have been serving the Best Tasting Burger in America exactly this way since the first Habit opened in 1969.

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About The Habit Burger Grill

The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh hand-cut salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit Burger Grill opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 and has since grown to more than 175 restaurants in 16 markets throughout California, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Washington. More information is available at

Self Disclosure: I received a free gift card to feature. Info was provided.

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! Are you still looking for a few great gift suggestions?

Here are a few more of my favorites!

These are great for the active, on the go mom:

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Chroma Bottle – These bold and beautiful steel bottles will be the envy of her yoga class. This vacuum stainless steel is 18/8 double-wall insulation, perfect for keeping cold liquids cold and hot liquids hot, for a very long time! MSRP: $20-$25.

I love how pretty these water bottles are! This one is a must when I go to exercise class!

       Hipster – Keep mom running in style, whether she’s using a fitness app or streaming music, Mom isn’t leaving the house without her phone, so NATHAN says to bring it (and her keys, gels, ID, cash, and #1 mom keychain too) This new, super-soft stretch belt keeps running essentials snug and secure around the waist, stretching to fit individual contours. It features four separate pockets and best of all, it fits your iPhone 6 Plus. Available in sizes XS to XL, now available in heathered prints. MSRP: $25. This one would also be great for Dad this upcoming Father’s Day! Check out Nathan Sports for more information!

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For the mom, always on her feet:


  • Bring the spa home to mom with Aloe Infused Socks! Have her slip on ultra-moisturizing spa socks (infused with soft, soothing Aloe and Vitamin E) and put her feet up for some well-deserved TLC! MSRP: $5.99.

I just love these! I don’t even want to take them off!

  • Her feet will forget they’re in heels with Hug My Heels Gel Heel Liners – they improve fit and stop rubbing in a flash! Made with clear gel, these silky smooth liners instantly blend in to whichever shoes she puts on, for added discretion and comfort – perfect for date night! MSRP: $5.99.

You can find these at


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this Mother’s Day post. Photos were provided.

Mother’s Day Brunch @ The Queen Mary The Queen Mary - making moms happy since 1934.


A local favorite, the Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch takes you on a worldwide culinary adventure and features over 50 unique dishes from around the globe. Delight in traditional western breakfast fare like made-to-order omelets, pancakes, eggs benedict and homemade hash. Experience a southwestern sensation with Albondigas soup and carne asada tacos, or spice it up with Hot n’ Sour soup or Asian style ribs. Cleanse your palate at our refreshing salad station featuring a chef crafted Cobb salad, imported tuna nicoise and a variety of domestic and imported cheeses. The highlight is our signature carving station, which offers perfectly prepared prime rib with au jus and leg of lamb with mint jus.


Wrapped in the elegant grace of the Grand Salon and featuring live entertainment, the Champagne Sunday Brunch has the air of a royal soiree and is anything but typical. Free flowing champagne, live music and a tantalizing signature menu makes the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Queen Mary a Long Beach tradition that cannot be missed.


Hours: 9AM – 4PM
Price: $69.95 per adult, $24.95 per child 12 and under
Parking: Self-parking is $8 with validation/Valet parking is $15 with validation (up to 3 hours).
Reservations: Strongly recommended – Call 562-499-1606 or Visit to make a reservation now.

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Other Dining Options include:



Reservations: or call 562 -499-1657
Hours:  Sunday 12PM (NOON) – 7PM
Price:$82 per adult, $24.95 per child 12 and under
Special 4-Course Menu:

Parking: Self-parking is $8 with validation and valet parking is $15 with validation (up to 3 hours).
Reservations are strongly recommended.



Reservations: or call 562-499-1685.
Hours:  Sunday 5-10PM
Price: $57 per person
Special 3-Course Menu:

(Starting at 5PM) (Regular menu is still available)
Parking: Self-parking is $8 with validation and valet parking is $15 with validation (up to 3 hours).
Reservations are strongly recommended.

Credit: The Queen Mary.