Things You Didn’t Know You Could (and should) Grill


There are certain things you can grill and certain things you can’t. But we’re feeling a little adventurous. After all, summer is about grilling and trying new things. Here are a few things we recommend.

  1. French Toast

Who says you can’t grill your breakfast?

  1. Banana Split

Wait wait! You didn’t put the ice cream on the grill right? Phew. Place the bananas in tin foil brushed with butter and thank us later.

  1. Flatbread

A fancy word for pizza. If you can’t drag your pizza oven outside, try throwing it on the grill.

This summer, Brio is taking it to the grill with our Art of Grilling feature. For more information, visit our website.

5 Happy Hour Facts You Didn’t Know

Everyone enjoys a good Happy Hour, even Shakespeare.

1. Happy Hour became popular in the U.S. during Prohibition

Naturally, when you tell someone they can’t have something, it only makes them want to indulge more. This was the case during the 1920’s when the sale of alcohol was illegal. Before Prohibition, pre-dinner cocktails weren’t a “thing”.


2. Shakespeare used the term “Happy Hour” in Henry V. 

“Therefore, my lords, omit no happy hour that may give furtherance to our expedition.” Shakespeare had his priorities sorted out.


3. Rhode Island is credited with coining the term.

You can thank our smallest state for making a big contribution. In 1961, an article was published referencing Newport policeman and their “happy hour at the bar”. Way to pull your weight Rhode Island.

4. Some countries have banned Happy Hour.

Countries such as Ireland and the Netherlands have made the daily holiday illegal. USA USA USA!

5. Brio has an outstanding Happy Hour.

Ok ok. Admittedly we are biased on this one. With drink AND food specials, what’s not to love? Check your local Brio location for exact details.

Team BBRG Raced For The Cure! 💗




At Bravo | Brio Restaurant Group’s Home Office, we are committed to doing our part to end the battle with breast cancer. As a team, we have been personally effected by this disease, and we are passionate to support the fight to end breast cancer once and for all. On Saturday, Team BBRG along with family and friends braved the cold, rainy Columbus, Ohio weather to run in the Komen Race for the Cure®. Take a look a some of the pictures below from this amazing event!

We Race Because…Excerpt from the Susan G. Komen website

“One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Because every minute, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer.
And because, breast cancer knows no boundaries- be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.
We continue to Race because at the current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths around the world will occur in the next 25 years.

But, when you participate and fundraise for the Race, we fight these statistics together. In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent! Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. This progress was made with your continued support and together we can reach our vision of a world without breast cancer.”

To Donate To Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. click here.


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Healthy, Wealthy & Wise With Chef Sean Collins On WPTV

Check out Chef Sean Collins of Brio Tuscan Grille in West Palm Beach, Florida demonstrate how to make our delicious light menu dish, Shrimp Mediterranean. This dish is packed with flavor and has ONLY 485 calories! This is truly a must-try dish just in time for summer. And as Chef Sean said, don’t forget to make your Mother’s Day reservations!

Have plans for lunch?

Do you have plans for lunch? Join us for our new 2 course Pronto lunch feature. Your choice of soup or salad + Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad, Grilled Salmon Mediterranean or Mezza Sausage, Pepperoni & Ricotta Flatbread, ONLY $10.95! Pick your pair, the possibilities are delicious! 😍

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*Available at participating locations