National Pancake Day is next Saturday, September 26 and Chef Aaron May’s Over Easy locations will feature six specialty pancakes that can be ordered all week long! Each location has a signature flavor, though all six are available at each restaurant from Sept. 20th to the 26th.
Arcadia — Protein Sunshine Cakes (made with whey protein and orange juice)
Bellingham — Salmon potato pancakes
Tempe — Maroon and Gold pancakes (made with bacon and mango)
Sam Fox is challenging families to come together at the dinner table. From now through the end of October, families are encouraged to submit their favorite family photo, using the hashtag #OurFamilyTable, for the chance to be Fox Restaurant Concept’s “Featured Family” for this year’s holiday season campaign. Winning families will also receive a complimentary dinner at any Valley Fox concept of their choice.
Phoenix culinary legend and respected restaurateur, Tomaso Maggiore, will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his latest restaurant venture, Vivo! Ristorante. On Sept. 24, “An Evening in Veneto,” will feature a celebratory dinner with a four-course meal prepared by the esteemed culinary artist. Each meal will be complemented with wine pairings selected by guest sommelier, Lori Hassler. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with bellini cocktails, which will lead to dinner at 7 p.m. The event is $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Please call (480) 699-9081 as reservations are highly recommended.
Football season has begun which means tailgating is in full swing! Enhance your game day experience by heading to Uptown Alley for the Red Zone Special. Every Sunday, you can get one game of bowling, shoe rental and a $5 game play card for only $8. Plus, add an extra game of bowling for just $3 more! While you work up an appetite, enjoy some of the delicious items from the brand new 2015 Tailgate Menu that’s available Monday, Thursday, Saturday AND Sunday. Try the perfect tailgating combos for unbelievable deals like a half rack of BBQ Spare Ribs for $14 or eight chicken wings for $10.
Friday, September 25—Sunday, September 27, Miracle Mile Deli is honoring their 66th year in business with an amazing deal. Purchase an entrée, sandwich or breakfast dish and you can get a slice of pie OR pint of beer for just 66 cents. Choose from any of their four craft beers on tap or try a slice of Apple, Cherry, Blueberry, Coconut Meringue, Lemon Meringue, Pumpkin, Pecan or Boston Cream pie.
Pedal Haus’ grand opening event will undoubtedly rival Munich’s yearly celebration with its own brand of Bavarian-inspired activities including stein-holding competitions, bratwurst-eating contests, live music from the Bad Cactus Brass Band, lederhosen and more. Plus, fest-goers will witness the unveiling of some special brews from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. never before seen in the state. Dress the part and receive free admission! (Cost: $10)
Start your Saturday off right with Yoga + Brunch at Salut Kitchen Bar! In celebration of National Yoga Month, Salut is teaming up with Laughing Buddha Yoga to host a FREE yoga class on September 26. Yogis of all skill levels are invited to unwind with a special class from 7:30 am – 8:30 am and stick around for 20% off brunch. Laughing Buddha is accepting donations for Tumbleweed, an organization benefitting homeless teens. So come hungry, ready to sweat, and don’t forget to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat).
This September, shake up the traditional burger & beer with Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour’s craveable new B&T (Burger & Tipple) Menu. Offered nightly now through the end of September, enjoy your choice of B&T’s famed Ramen “Momo” Burger (named to Thrillist.com’s 10 best list) or the all-new “Dragon” Dumpling Burger, paired with your choice of dozens of handcrafted cocktails, and house-made dessert such as “Campfire” Marshmallows or Lemon “Stay-Puft” Pie all for only $29. Photo credit: MMPR
Just in time to save Gotham Cit—ahem…Scottsdale, Sprinkles will debut the Dark Knight Cupcakes, on September 26th, in honor of National Batman Day! The first 100 customers to dress up as Batman will receive a free cupcake on that day. Valley residents can swoop in to pick up their cupcakes beginning at the Scottsdale location beginning at 9 a.m. For details or to place an order, visit www.sprinkles.com or call (480) 970-4321.
From September 25th-27th Luci’s Healthy Marketplace will be having an “Early Bird Holiday Sale” where all gifts will be 20% off. Looking for a special gift for that hard to buy family member or friend in your life? The market at Luci’s has everything from fun books, to trendy gadgets to toys for the kids.
Crust Chandler will be opening on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and will have a party from 3-8 p.m. Anyone that attends can enter to win free pizza for a year. Plus, Crust Chandler will offer drink specials and free garlic knots with any purchase. There will also be a face painter and other entertainment and activities for all ages.Photo Credit: A Night of Culinary Stars, the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®: “Local Flavor from Coast to Coast” presented in association with The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card. Phoenix benefit hosted at Royal Palms Resort and Spa on September 25, 2015.
Phoenix’s Taste America weekend kicks off on Friday, September 25, at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. The JBF Taste America evening will begin with a reception filled with bites and libations from local chefs, including Kevin Binkley, Matt Carter, Rochelle Daniel, Mel Mecinas and Mark Tarbell. Dinner will be prepared by three James Beard Award winners: Taste America All-Star Michel Nischan, Local Star Chris Bianco, Local Star RoxSand Scocos McCreary and Host Chef Todd Allison. Tickets begin at $275 per person. For more information about Taste America events in Phoenix, please contact Robyn Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-951-2950. Visit jbftasteamerica.org/event/phoenix for more details.
Sam Fox, founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts and semifinalist in the James Beard awards Outstanding Restaurateur category for the past two years, will kick off the weekend with a festive and flavorful Taste of Fox Restaurant Concepts Reception, showcasing The Henry, Flower Child, Culinary Dropout, North Italia and Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend; a bevy of his best mixologists and a selection of small bites, signature cocktails, wine and beer at the Tempe Culinary Dropout on Thursday, September 24, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $100 per person. Details: http://www.jbftasteamerica.org/event/phoenix