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Bungalow Bar & Grill is newly remodeled and has some new menu items.

During the dog days of summer old town Scottsdale’s Bungalow Bar & Grill www.bungalowbarandgrill.com embarked on some remodeling and menu changes. Adding booths and tables to the upper dining area as well as new lighting and a new sound system were just a few of the changes. Knocking out the front wall to add a roll up front wall, large screen TVs and contemporary colors were added to the 8-year-old Bungalow.

Bungalows Salmon Club

Bungalow’s Pear Salad

Some of the new menu items include a Turkey burger ($10.50), Grilled Salmon Club Sandwich ($11), Bungalow’s Pear Salad ($11) and on the dinner menu the Tempura Stuffed Chicken ($16) that is stuffed with shrimp, mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella cheese and red bell peppers and comes with rice and Mandarin Orange sauce.
Bungalow Bar & Grill is at 4360 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale AZ. 85251 (480)994-1888

Tempura stuffed chicken

Lobstah or lobster, know matter how you say it’s all good!

No mater how you say it or prepare it’s usually worth the search

Portuguese Kale soup at The Mayflower in Provincetown

Steamers at The Mayflower in Provincetown

Lobster is the bounty along the New England coast and if you asked 50 people who prepared it the best, you’d get 50 different answers from Maine to Cape Cod. I’ve made my way to my Cape Cod summer retreat where the search always is on for the best seafood taken from the cool waters in the bays from the nearby by the Atlantic. Lobster rolls are king up here, but so is lobster bisque and the Italian Lobster Risotto from the old Italian neighborhood in Boston. Below is some of what I’ve enjoyed in the first few days. I’ve seen lobster rolls priced from $13.99- $20.99 on local menus. Stay tuned for more and follow me @SandyWasserman to see how I’m eating my way thru cape Cod.

Lobster risotto at Dolce Vita in the North End of Boston
Nickersons Fish Market lobster roll in Chatham on Cape Cod.
Lobster sliders at Mason Jar deli in Harwichport on Cape Cod

Beer & a nosh every Wednesday in August at Graze Desert Grille at Zona Resorts in Scottsdale

Graze Desert Grille has some great craft beer & food pairings this month every Wednesday evening. With representatives on hand to speak about the beer paired with executive chef Keith Osmundson’s locally sourced cuisine should make for a cool and refreshing evening on these hot summer nights. Hurry, seats are limited to 18 people per week.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Celebrates Summer With Steak & Sangria Prix Fixe Options

New Pairings Offer A Summer Vacation Experience Every Two Weeks

With long summer days rolling into warm summer nights, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is celebrating summer with a series of Summer Lovin’ Steak & Sangria Prix Fixe dinners that will take guests on a culinary world tour. This summer menu series, offered July 2 through August 26, will introduce a new steak and sangria pairing every two weeks, each featuring an artfully inspired selection of fresh, seasonal ingredients and internationally inspired flavors.

Fleming’s 4 Sangrias

Every Summer Lovin’ Steak & Sangria menu features a summer salad, a uniquely seasoned specialty prime New York Strip Steak with a vibrant topping and a decadent dessert for $39.95*. Each menu also includes a suggested hand-crafted sangria pairing for $7.95*. Guests visiting the bar or patio, will also have an opportunity to enjoy the series of refreshing, seasonal sangrias.

Fleming’s Executive Chef Russell Skall, believes that summer dining is about innovative flavors that convey fun in the sun.

“Steak and sangria are two things that instantly take a summer BBQ from ordinary to extraordinary, and Fleming’s is helping guests take away the fuss by bringing the ultimate summer BBQ to our patios instead of theirs,” said Skall. “The steak and sangria menus will present a variety of marinades and sauces that will highlight fresh summer flavors and provide guests with a global summer vacation feel.”

Summer Lovin’ Steak & Sangria menus for August include:

July 30 through August 12
· Butter Lettuce and Pear Salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, crispy onions, and a lemon vinaigrette

· Prime New York Strip with a sweet and spicy rub, topped with a savory tomato and roasted red pepper butter and chopped marcona almonds, and served with a side of summer zucchini slaw

Beefsteak & Mozzarella salad, prime NY strip & sangria

· Fresh Peach Cobbler with a brown sugar oat streusel and topped with vanilla ice cream

· Optional Pairing: South Seas SangriaViñedos Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, and Peach Schnapps with fresh peaches, honeydew melon, oranges and lemons


August 13 through 26
· Beefsteak Tomato & Mozzarella Salad with arugula and a red onion balsamic vinaigrette

· Prime New York Strip topped with crispy gorgonzola and served with grilled asparagus, pickled fennel and baby golden beets

· Lemon-Poppy Seed Butter Cookies with vanilla ice cream and a warm apple-ginger sauce

· Optional Pairing: Sailors Sunset SangriaRed Diamond Merlot, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Peach Schnapps, with fresh peaches, oranges and lemons


Enjoy the Steak & Sangria menus at any of Fleming’s four Valley locations in North Scottsdale at DC Ranch, Scottsdale at Lincoln Road, Chandler and Peoria. Find the restaurant nearest you at FlemingsSteakhouse.com.

*Excluding tax and gratuity. Sangrias are sold separately. Fleming’s abides by all local and state liquor laws.

Shlomo & Vito’s Announces Grand Re-Opening with Charitable Partnership

Popular Delicatessen Re-Opens, Adds Authentic Pizzeria to Diverse Menu Offerings

Expanding upon its success as an delicatessen with East Coast authenticity at every turn, Shlomo & Vito’s New York Delicatessen is expanding. Its reopening will be held mid-August.

Merging the delicatessen with the new Vito’s pizza kitchen, Shlomo & Vito’s will serve New York’s most popular offerings, all while bringing the true New York style of cuisine to Tucson. The menu features the finest of Jewish, Italian, and American cuisine — from sandwiches and New York-style pies to pizza.

Co-owner Dean Greenberg knew as a kid the food he ate was something special, a feeling he strives to bring to Shlomo & Vito’s to every patron who walks through the door.

“I grew up eating the best Jewish and Italian food you could imagine at every diner and deli from Long Island to New York City,” Greenberg said. “Bringing this great food to the Foothills was a given and four years ago I partnered with my longtime friend and Tucson restaurateur, Matt McKinnon to make it happen. Now, our success has allowed us to expand and offer even more New York-inspired fare to Tucson.”
The reopening, set for mid-August, will partner with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, with 10 % of proceeds of every pizza purchased during
Pastrami sandwich
August 17-26 going back to the organization.

“We are pleased to partner with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, which is near and dear to our heart in the great work they do researching the cure for leukemia lymphoma,” said Matt McKinnon, Co-owner of Shlomo & Vito’s.
Sunday, August 19, 6:00-8:00 P.M. Shlomo & Vito’s will host Tucson Hunger Game” in the Courtyard of Plaza Colonial, 2870 E. Skyline Drive). The Ultimate Man vs. Food Competition!
Pepperoni pizza
Local high school football teams will compete for their chance to win proceeds of funds raised that day. Lineman from each school will compete in 4 Quarters with four rounds of food. The High School Football Lineman who eats the most in the competition will win the money for his school.

Percentage Night
For every
PIZZA purchased during AUGUST 17-26 Shlomo & Vito’s will donates a 10% to Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

As a part of the reopening, Shlomo & Vito’s New York Delicatessen will also offer delivery service for breakfasts, lunches and dinners to neighbor’s homes or offices. Whatever the event, from business or team meetings to birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, the restaurant’s diverse, comprehensive catering menu is sure to please guests. Shlomo & Vito’s exceptional catering department will create the perfect menu for any event.

Shlomo & Vito’s, 2870 East Skyline Drive in Tucson, is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and lunch entrées range from $8-$11 while dinner dishes range from $12 – $16. For more information, visit http://www.shlomoandvitos.com/

FIRST ARIZONA LOCATION OF CAN’T STOP SMOKIN’ BAR-B-Q SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN CHANDLER MAY 3! Restaurant to introduce healthy dining options, wooden nickel program to benefit community

 
Prior to last week, the focus was on the 5,200-square-foot interior of the new Can’t Stop Smokin’ Bar-B-Q restaurant at 7250 W. Chandler Boulevard in Chandler, which has involved multiple truckloads of logs, all hand cut on site.  According to General Manager Nick Jaquez, this construction represents the casual, mountain feel the restaurant is incorporating, as it is now finalizing the exterior and preparing to introduce the first Arizona location of Can’t Stop Smokin’ to the East Valley May 3. 
“We look forward to introducing Can’t Stop Smokin’ and our Mountain-style barbeque, which has been crafted over the past 15 years,” said Jaquez.  “In addition to offering a new, healthy dining option for the neighborhood, we also provide business delivery and catering.  Those who live or work in the area will appreciate our carry-out options, such as our family-size dinners that include smoked barbeque chicken or a rack of ribs, with side dishes and whole pies or cobblers.”
The focus will be the restaurant’s signature, 20-foot-long hotline counter that will showcase a variety of healthy, high-quality, smoked barbeque meats, including beef, pork, chicken and turkey, all prepared fresh daily with homemade, preservative-free seasonings, and then smoked on-site for between three and 13 hours.  Each is served deli-style with a choice of Classic or Southwest Spicy barbeque sauce.  Also available: a salad bar (offering “power greens”); beef and turkey jerky; numerous side dishes beyond the standard coleslaw, baked beans and corn-on-the-cob; and desserts like homemade, pies, cookies and cobblers.
As it prepares to open, Can’t Stop Smokin’ is posting regular construction updates on its website (www.CantStopSmokin.com), and on Facebook (CantStopSmokinBBQChandler), and is finalizing the hiring of outgoing, energetic people to serve the restaurant, which will seat up to 140 guests.
“In our other restaurants, it is our team members and the service that really sets us apart,” said Conrad Studor, director of franchise development for Can’t Stop Smokin’.  “We also support the communities in which we do business, and are proud to introduce our wooden nickel program, which each month, based on specific customer input, will benefit four local community and charitable organizations.”
In New Mexico, Can’t Stop Smokin’ was recently named “Best BBQ” by Ruidoso News and “Client of the Year” by New Mexico State University in Alamogordo, N.M.  In Chandler, the new restaurant will be open seven days per week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  For more information or to learn about franchise opportunities call 888-99 SMOKIN (76654) or visit www.CantStopSmokin.com.

MOTHER’S DAY AT PHOENIX CITY GRILLE OFFERS MOUTH-WATERING WEEKEND SPECIALS PLUS SUNDAY BRUNCH, ALL IN A COMFORTABLE SETTING

If you are looking for somewhere unique to have dinner or brunch this Mother’s Day weekend, where the restaurant ambience, entrées and service leave you already wanting to return, then you are looking for Phoenix City Grille! 
Set in the Madison neighborhood of Central Phoenix at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix City Grille is consistently recognized for its delicious menu combinations, unique daily specials and personalized, attentive service.  
In addition to its regular menu and weekend brunch, Phoenix City Grille this year will offer the following Mother’s Day specials, created by Executive Chef Rory Hewitt.  Each will be offered all weekend long (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) after 4 p.m.:
          Starters:  Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with a Raspberry White Balsamic Glaze, served with a Melon Salad with Cotija Croutons;
          Featured Entrée:  Grilled Beef Tenderloin with a Scallop and Jumbo Sea of Cortez Shrimp, served in a Smoked Tomato-Lobster Bisque with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes;
          Catch of the Day:  Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut with a Candied Ginger-Champagne Buerre Blanc, Griddled Red Quinoa Cakes and a Shaved Fennel-Strawberry Salad.
            “Mother’s Day is always special at Phoenix City Grille,” says owner Sheldon Knapp.  “My wife, Nina, and I enjoy greeting new and familiar families every year, and recognizing each mother with a carnation.  Our customers appreciate the restaurant’s comfortable ambience and variety of private and semi-private areas to gather, plus our patio makes the day even better!”
Every day of the week Phoenix City Grille offers a full menu of American Contemporary cuisine, plus daily lunch and dinner specials, and on the weekends, brunch.  The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
For more information or to make reservations, which are highly recommended, call (602) 266-3001 or visit www.PhoenixCityGrill.com.