islands – free birthday dessert / mira mesa – san diego, ca

For this post, I’m only posting about the free portion. I fully intended to go to Islands, get a bowl of soup and my free birthday dessert and that was it. But I was tempted and got a chicken sandwich and fries instead. Oh well.

My waiter didn’t even take the printed out coupon I brought. He told me I could keep it and use it later and just told the staff that it was my birthday and got me the dessert. No candles or singing, either. Score.

[Chocolate Lava – Fudge brownie, topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, roasted almonds & a cherry]

The retail price on one of these suckers is $5.99. Not too bad. Way too much for one person to eat. I think my eyes might have popped out of my sockets when my waiter placed it down before me. The first few bites were heavenly – very warm and tasty. Their brownie is fudgy and gooey and with the chocolate frosting on top, it makes it totally decadent. I ate a little less than half before pushing all the ice cream off, drying it off with a napkin and taking it home for later.

It doesn’t seem like it’s necessary to sign up for this, but you can by joining the Islands Tiki Link for a free dessert for your birthday.

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 12+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Replies to “islands – free birthday dessert / mira mesa – san diego, ca

  1. Birthday desserts are the best! Pretty awesome that the waiter let you keep the coupon to reuse it! Good idea pocketing the brownie to finish later. I think I would order desserts more often if restaurants made them smaller (and reduced their price!). It’s not often that I can finish a restaurant meal and also have dessert, even when I’m sharing the dessert.

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