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My Milkshake is Better Than Yours

by Meghann on December 20, 2009

Aside from a couple of homemade gifts I plan to make this week… I am happy to say I am officially done Christmas shopping for the year! ๐Ÿ™‚

The malls this morning actually weren’t as bad as I was expecting. I think it helped that Derek and I got in early and knew exactly where we needed to go and what we needed to get.

I may have picked up a few things for myself as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I have a serious sweater shortage and found some great deals at Old Navy to fix that problem. ๐Ÿ™‚

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A morning of shopping cardio caused me to work up quite an appetite for lunch, so I was thrilled when I discovered Evos in the food court.

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Evos is a healthier fast food option developed by a few friends who wanted to enjoy a fast burger, fries, and milkshake with out that greasy feeling afterwards. Nothing at Evos is deep fried and all their ingredients are organic and fresh.

I love their business model: Profitability and Social Responsibility go hand and hand.

Ironically enough Ryan was going on and on on how great Evos was at our lunch yesterday, so with her seal of approval I knew it had to be good.

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I knew from the moment I saw the menu exactly what I wanted: a burger and fries.

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Not just any burger – a veggie garden grill burger to be precise. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The burger was great. I loved how they each burger is topped with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. All the veggie toppings taste fresh and crispy and the burger was not greasy at all.

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And not just any fries – airbaked fries.

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Dipped in mesquite magic ketchup.

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The fries were some of the best fast food fries I’ve tried. They were fresh, not greasy, and didn’t leave me feeling weighed down at all.

All was washed down with a citrus green tea.

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Delicious.

As great as my burger and fries were, I spent the whole meal stating “I wish I would have ordered a milk shake.” They looked so good and it had been years since I had had the all american burger, fries, & milkshake combo. I figured if there was ever a place to enjoy that combo again, this would be it!

Derek grew tired of my milkshake wishes and made the decision of ‘should I or shouldn’t I’ when he ordered me an organic vanilla shake.

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Heaven!

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The milkshake was awesome! I gave Derek a few sips, but was pretty selfish in downing the whole thing myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

Derek’s parents were nice enough to invite Derek and I over for an early dinner before I headed back to Orlando.

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The meal started with a nice glass of merlot.

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I loaded my plate up with plenty of salad, a big sweet potato, and bbq pork.

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a slice of pumpkin pecan pie for dessert

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Derek’s parents were sweet enough to present me with a collection of wine glasses and an ‘M’ wine topper for Christmas.

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They know I love my wine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thankfully the drive back to Orlando was much more enjoyable then the one to Tampa yesterday. I made it back in record time and am now enjoying a cup of hot tea before crawling into bed.

I can’t believe Christmas is this week! Eeekkkk!!!!

1 megzzwinsatlife December 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm

awwww cute gift!!! I love a good milkshake!! Too bad it’s soo cold here!!

2 VeggieGirl December 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Love Maddie ๐Ÿ˜€

SO glad that you made it home!

3 maris December 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Now I totally want a milkshake! I wish I had ice cream!

4 Heather December 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm

I love milkshakes! So delicious and such a treat!

I have never heard of Evos – I don’t think there are any around me.

Glad your shopping is done!

5 strawberrysuitcase December 20, 2009 at 11:50 pm

evos looks amazing! what a great business idea. you totally need a milkshake in your life with all that running, girl.

6 amanda @ fake ginger December 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm

I love both of those sweaters. Super cute!

I so want a milkshake now.

7 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 21, 2009 at 12:42 am

I had never heard of Evos, but now that I have I wish we had one in SC!

8 Nicci December 21, 2009 at 1:22 am

I wish I could find a great burger joint like that in my mall. Looks yummy.

9 Christy December 21, 2009 at 2:08 am

That restaurant sounds awesome… And the wine topper is cute!

10 BroccoliHut December 21, 2009 at 2:52 am

LOVE Evos! There’s one in Chapel Hill that I’ve been to several times–love their chili!

11 chasingthenow December 21, 2009 at 3:14 am

I am WAY jealous of you for getting to eat at that restaurant. It sounds like exactly my dream meal! I’m a burger and fries gal, for sure. And ice cream can only enhance that!

Also, love the new header.

12 jenna December 21, 2009 at 6:14 am

yay for Christmas this week!!
Evos looks so yummy. I wish we had one up where I live to try!
Derek’s parents bought you the cutesy gift, they know you too well ๐Ÿ™‚
Glad you had a fun weekend before Christmas:)
Jenna

13 M December 21, 2009 at 6:54 am

Derek hung around while you tried on clothes? Love him!

14 Brittany December 21, 2009 at 9:21 am

I love the title of this post. And, Evos looks awesome. I wish we had something similar in VA, but all we have is 5 Guys (which, btw, I have never stepped foot in)

15 Jess December 21, 2009 at 9:39 am

We recently ate at Evo’s in St. Pete after we completed the Women’s Half Marathon! Awesome post race food ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad you got to try it!

16 Jerilynne December 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

That “M” wine stopper is sooo pretty! Such a good gift idea =).

17 skinnyrunner December 21, 2009 at 9:57 am

i love the evos fast food idea!
and both those sweaters look great on you!

18 Danielle December 21, 2009 at 10:27 am

I read the title and soon I was singing “my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard” haha. I’ve never heard of EVOs but that’s such a good idea!

19 Erin December 21, 2009 at 10:33 am

There’s just something about a milkshake every once-in-awhile that hits the spot. ๐Ÿ™‚

20 luckytastebuds December 21, 2009 at 10:47 am

The sweater looks like a great buy!! it’s super cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you eventually had your american burger combo craving satisfied!!! The organic vanilla shake does look heavenly!! (i’m also glad your bun looked sesame-filled!! YUM!! that’s my favorite part about a burger bun! hahah)

21 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 21, 2009 at 11:12 am

Too bad Evos is only in Tampa, they need to share the love in Orlando! Sounds super yummy, especially that milk shake..okay great now I want a milkshake, thanks Meghann! ๐Ÿ˜‰

22 Anne @ the doctor takes a wife December 21, 2009 at 11:54 am

Ooh, the burgers and fries look so yummy!!

I rocked out the Old Navy sales this past week too. Hubby and I needed some cold weather outfitting!!

23 Karla December 21, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Cute sweaters! I really like the first one!

24 Chelsea December 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I love love LOVE that first sweater. I SO want to try those fries. Are they only in Florida, I wonder? Looks like there’s some googling in my future ๐Ÿ™‚

25 Tay December 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I love Evos!! That is one restaurant you guys have that I have here in CA ๐Ÿ™‚ And I love their shakes. I know calories shouldn’t matter, but really they are delicious for quite the healthy treat ๐Ÿ™‚

26 Chelsea December 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm

YES! There’s one in San Luis Obispo which is on my way to my parents house!!! YIPPEE!

27 meyergirl December 21, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Love the wine topper. I ate at EVOS once when I was in Clearwater visiting a friend. It was yummy!

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