2nd annual Scottsdale Beer Palooza returns to Westworld June 20th

Beer Palooza 2015
With Father’s Day just around the corner what better way to celebrate than with beer and with dad in mind Scottsdale Beer Palooza returns on Saturday, June 20th, the day before Father’s Day. Back at Westworld in Scottsdale after a successful 1st year you can buy dad tickets to attend or you can buy dad his favorite suds at the beer store.

This indoor and air conditioned event will include over 30 breweries including Rogue, Odell and New Belgium plus Arizona’s own Mudshark, Nimbus, San Tan and Four Peaks along with Venice Beach Brewing Co. where actor & brewer Kerr Smith(Dawson’s Creek & The Foster’s) will serve his beer and mix & mingle with festival attendees.

M Culinary Concepts will be on hand to sell beer friendly food and The Mustache Pretzel food truck will make an appearance. To burn off your food and beer there will be an adult play area with a life size foosball table along with movie clips with your favorite beer-y movies will be on the big screen for laughs and more entertainment will be available.

The event starts at 1 p.m. with VIP ticket holders access at 12 noon to taste special beers. Tickets for General Admission are $30 in advance ($35 at gate) for 20 4-oz. beer samples and a collectable mug & VIP tickets are $50 for 25 4-oz. samples and early entry. The festival goes until 6 p.m. and tickets are available in advance at www.scottsdalebeerapoolza.com

WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

California Pizza Kitchen celebrates its 30th anniversary with the “Next Chapter” new look and menu items

Like many people or companies who turn the BIG 30 they take time to re-evaluate their maturity and prepare for the “Next Chapter” in ones life. California Pizza Kitchen www.cpk.com has done just that by introducing new menu items and a new look. One of the 1st locations to go through this evolution is at Phoenix’s Biltmore Fashion Park.

Maine Lobster Flatbread
Maine Lobster Flatbread
The new look and vibe includes an upscale look, a warm and inviting and rustic decor that uses sustainable materials that include natural elements such as oak floors, tabletops made from reclaimed wood and natural stone counter tops. Vintage artwork of the Grand Canyon and other Phoenix landmarks adorn the walls and the restaurant now features an open kitchen.

According to General Manager, Daniel Smederovac, CPK Biltmore Fashion Park, “The Biltmore Fashion Park was the valley’s first CPK and we are proud chosen to be the first to bring the new look, new menu and new experience to our Arizona guests.”

Strawberry Fields salad with chicken
Strawberry Fields salad with chicken
New menu options have bold flavors that go “Beyond the Crust” and feature a Harvest Kale salad, entrees such as a Fire Grilled Ribeye and Hearth Roasted Halibut along with seasonal items such as Maine Lobster Flatbread, Roasted Garlic Chicken and Strawberry Fields salad. “We still do pizza really, really well, but we are now serving some new fabulous entrees, imaginative salads and fresh new desserts,” said Smederovac.

Whether you eating a CPK favorite or one of the new menu items you’ll need something to wash your food down with and the new California Fresh Cocktails including a Strawberry Lime Margarita or how about a glass of a premium wine or a cold crafted beer will do just the trick.

The Biltmore location is one of the first company wide to go through the new remodel with all 270+ locations including the other 5 Phoenix area locations to be complete by 2016.

Biltmore Fashion Park
2400 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 553-8382

Scottsdale
10100 Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 596-8300

Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 North Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 473-3336

Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-967-0498

Dana Park
1850 South Val Vista Drive
Mesa, AZ 85204
480-558-7505

Chandler Fashion Center
3163 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 855-3301
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RA Sushi, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Pink Pony & Sierra Bonita Grill offer Mother’s Day dining options.

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In case you forgot it’s also Mother’s Day is 9 days away, they’re is still time to make plans at these Phoenix area restaurants.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant All Day Happy Hour on Mother’s Day:
With RA Sushi’s all day happy hour on Mother’s Day, treat mom to an amazing lunch or dinner without breaking the bank. She can take her pick from more than 25 appetizer and sushi selections ranging from $3.49 to $8.99, and mom can pair her meal with a wide variety of beer, wine and signature cocktails ranging from $3.75 to $8. Happy hour dishes include the Tootsy Maki, Rainbow Roll, “RA”ckin’ Shrimp, and Chicken Yakitori, plus many more options.

Raise a glass to mom with one of RA Sushi’s signature cocktails, such as an Emperor’s Margarita, Strawberry Saketini, or a frozen Fuzzy Momo Bellini. All day happy hour is located throughout the entire restaurant from open to close. For more information, visit www.RAsushi.com

RA Sushi has five Valley locations in Ahwatukee, Mesa, Tempe, North Scottsdale and Old Town Scottsdale:

Ahwatukee: 4921 E. Ray Road; Phoenix, 85044; 480-940-1111
Dana Park in Mesa: 1652 S. Val Vista Drive; Mesa, 85204; 480-632-9500
Kierland Commons: 7012 E. Greenway Pkwy; Scottsdale, 85254; 480-951-5888
Old Town Scottsdale: 3815 N. Scottsdale Road; Scottsdale, 85251; 480-990-9256
Tempe: 411 S. Mill Ave.; Tempe, 85281; 480-303-9800

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Sierra Bonita Grill Mother’s Day Brunch:
On Mother’s Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sierra Bonita Grill will be serving its signature Southwestern brunch dishes, plus specials that have been created for the occasion. Popular selections include the Southwestern Benedict: panko crusted eggs atop green chile beer biscuits, topped with Cure 81 Ham, and roasted poblano hollandaise, served with roasted root vegetables ($14).
The Atole Pinon Hotcakes are griddled blue corn masa and toasted pinenuts cakes, topped with strawberry butter, served with bacon ($10). The Cowboy Hash features roasted root vegetables tossed with Schrieners linguisa sausage and chorizo, topped with fried eggs, salsa verde and salsa fresca ($12). Specials created just for the occasion include a Crab Cakes Benedict, with crispy crab cakes atop green chile biscuits, then topped with a lemon-chipotle hollandaise sauce, served with a side of grilled asparagus and roasted Peruvian purple potatoes ($15). Mom can also indulge with the Pan Seared Wild Grouper, served with saffron rice-quinoa croquets, vine ripened tomatoes, grilled asparagus, and a roasted tomato aioli.

Complete the brunch with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa special for only $15. Sierra Bonita Grill is located at 6933 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. For reservations, call 602-264-0700 or visit www.sierrabonitagrill.com

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Paul Martin’s American Grill Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch:

Mother’s Day weekend, May 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Paul Martin’s American Grill be offering a prix fixe brunch menu featuring three courses and a beverage for only $16 per person. For those who want to skip the crowds, guests who dine on Saturday, May 9 will receive one complimentary prix fixe brunch with the purchase of a prix fixe brunch. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, mom will receive a $25 gift card good on a return visit (one per table, while supplies last).

The three course meal includes fresh baked millet drop biscuits with creamy honey butter, a fresh fruit bowl, a choice of one entrée, plus an alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverage. Select from a variety of entree choices, including French Toast with vanilla bean infused cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple-bourbon syrup, or a traditional Eggs Benedict with poached eggs, canadian bacon, and housemade hollandaise sauce. A gluten-free option, the Applewood Smoked Bacon Omelet features three eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, Tillamook cheddar and sour cream. For a heart healthy omelet, go for the Organic Spinach, Mushroom, and Tomato Egg White Omelet with Grafton Farms white cheddar and salsa verde.

The brunch comes with a choice of Oak Roasted Fair Trade Organic Coffee or Fresh Squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Juice. Or, choose a brunch-time cocktail, such as a Bellini with essence of peach, honey syrup and sparkling wine; a Bloody Maria with Peligroso Blanco Tequila, homemade Mary mix, grape tomatoes, olives and a Tajin rim; or House Champagne Lemonade with house infused Meyer lemon vodka, lemon juice and basil, topped with Piper Sonoma bubbles. Add an additional cocktail for only $4.

Paul Martin’s American Grill is located at 6186 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85253. For more information, call 480-991-9342 or visit www.paulmartinsamericangrill.com

The Pink Pony is offering a Mother’s day Buffet starting at 9a.m. until they close. $45 per person, buffet w/ Champagne $55. Kids 5-10 years old $25 & kids under 5 eat free. Pink Pony
3831 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Arizona 85251
(480) 945-6697 www.pinkponyscottsdale.com/