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Pillsbury Wine Co. pairs wine with food at House of Tricks for exclusive dinner.

Sam Pillsbury owner & winemaker of Pillsbury Wine Co. will be pouring his wines alongside the flavorful foods prepared by the House of Tricks kitchen on Thurs. Jan. 12th 2017.

The evening will include a four course dinner along with wines direct from the winery in Cochise County where Sam grows and produces his award winning wines.

Photo courtesy of House of Tricks

As you sip your wine & savor the flavorful foods Sam will be talking about his wines, the Arizona wine industry and why the wine & food for the dinner were paired with each other.

The setting for the dinner is the highly acclaimed House of Tricks in downtown Tempe that is know for it’s seasonal menu of local ingredients, creative wine list and intimate dining patio dining.

Chompie’s offers Chanukah & Christmas meals to “take out” or “dine-in”

It’s going to be one busy week in the kitchens at the valley’s 5 Chompie’s Deli’s as both Chanukah and Christmas fall on the same week, something that happens every few years. Christmukkah as Chompie’s is calling it will be celebrated with meals for both holidays being available for take-out and dine-in.

Photo courtesy of Angela Muniz & Evolve Marketing
Chompie’s Chanukah meal. Photo courtesy of Angela Muziz & Evolve Marketing

Chanukah take out meals

The Borenstein’s family recipes create a Chanukah meal available to enjoy in your home with your family. The $149- meal generously serves 8 and includes:

  • Matzo Ball Soup
  • Choice of sliced Beef Brisket or Roasted Chicken
  • Choice of two sides (latkes, roasted potatoes, homestyle green beans, and a broccoli-carrot medley)
  • Lovey Borenstein’s Holiday Dessert (apple and cherry strudel).

Those who want side & desserts for their family meals, the restaurant’s Chanukah favorites are also available for take-away by the pint, pound or piece. These include:

  • Raisin Challah Bread ($6.50)
  • Jewish Rye Bread ($4.99)
  • Matzo Ball Soup ($8.99 / qt)
  • Homemade Brisket Gravy ($3.99 / pt)
  • Applesauce ($4.99 / pt)
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes ($4.99 / lb)
  • Black & Whites ($5.99 / 6 pack)
  • Chocolate Bobka ($8.99)
  • Chanukah Cookies ($2.25 each)
Photo Courtesy of Angela Muniz & Evolve Marketing
Photo Courtesy of Angela Muniz & Evolve Marketing

Traditional Holiday take out meals

Whether you choose to dine-in or take-out Chompie’s is prepared to serve you. A take-away family meal can be pre-ordered as are sides and desserts. The meals serve 12 people and include a whole oven roasted turkey, fixings, sides and pie.

  • The Traditional Full Meal Package (serves 12-15 generously)  – $209.99
  • Holiday Dinner (for dine in or to go) – $18.99 per person / $9.99 for children under 10
  • Extra Large Whole Oven Roasted Turkey – $99.99  * Carved for $124.99
  • Fresh Baked Apple or Pumpkin Pies – $12.95 ea.
  • Fresh Baked Deluxe Pies – $14.95 ea
  • Homemade Stuffing – $6.99 / lb
  • Matzo Ball Soup – $8.99 / qt
  • Candied Yams – $5.99 / lb

Christmukkah Dine In menu

If you want to leave all the cooking and cleaning to Chompie’s, Christmas and Chanukah dinner are available for dine-in and includes soup or salad, an entrée choice of turkey breast with stuffing and cranberry relish, beef brisket with gravy, stuffed cabbage rolls, filet of salmon or Chicken Schnitzel, two sides, rolls and dessert. It is $20.99 per person and $10.49 for children under 10. It is available every day from December 24 – January 1 from 11 am – close.

Chompie’s holiday hours

In addition to preparing all the take out meals Chompie’s will be open for Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. Below is their holiday hours.

  • Christmas Eve Day:         6 am – 8 pm        (Tempe closes at 3pm)
  • Christmas Day:                  7 am – 9 pm        (Tempe closes at 3pm)
  • New Year’s Eve Day:       6 am – 7 pm        (Tempe closes at 3pm)
  • New Year’s Day:               7 am – 9 pm

Chompie’s locations

To pre-order your take-out meals or to dine in this is where you can find a Chompie’s near you.  http://www.chompies.com/ 

  • Scottsdale:          9301 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 85260   // 480-860-0475
  • Tempe:                1160  E. University, Tempe 85281    // 480-557-0700
  • Phoenix:              4550-324 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix 85032   // 602-710-2910
  • Chandler:            3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler 85226    // 480-398-3008
  • Glendale:            7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center #1145 // 623-344-3104

 

Ahipoki Bowl coming The Wedge near ASU

Locally owned Ahipoki Bowl has announced its 3rd location to be across from ASU at the new Wedge building on Rural Rd. between Apache & University. They are hoping for a March 2017 opening.

Logo courtesy of Ahipoki Bowl
Logo courtesy of Ahipoki Bowl

Ahipoki Bowl at The wedge

The Wedge had been a well-known bookstore but is being converted to take better advantage of car and foot traffic along Rural Rd. to serve the area with other amenities. According to co-owner Jason Janzen ” The campus at ASU has been on our radar since day one, Ahipoki Bowl has a massive appeal to health conscious millennials and we expect this new location to be our busiest location to date and a launching point for our upcoming beer and wine program roll-out”

What is Poke?

Poke is native to Hawaii dish and is made from sushi grade fish including Ahi tuna, salmon and shrimp and garnished with vegetables and exciting toppings such as seaweed salad and is served over a bowl of rice.

Ahipoki Bowl will be at 1015 S. Rural Rd. Tempe 85281 & more information can be found at www.ahipokibowl.com Other locations are in Scottsdale and Chandler with 4 more in southern California.

 

 

 

CHOMPIE’S 3RD ANNUAL ULTIMATE SLIDER CELEBRATION Featuring Jewish Sliders, a Customer Favorite Featured on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food, for Just 99 Cents

 
On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli Since 1979, will host their 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Ultimate Slider Celebration, offering customers Jewish Sliders™ (normally $3.99 each) for just $.99 each from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or while supplies last) to thank them for their support over the past 33 years Chompie’s has enjoyed their patronage.
The annual event was born on July 14, 2010 to celebrate the premiere TV broadcast of Chompie’s Ultimate Slider Challenge on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food season 3 “Phoenix” episode, featuring host Adam Richman attempting the Challenge. That day, Chompie’s four locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler sold more than 7,600 $.99 Jewish Sliders combined. At one point, the crowd waiting to get into Chompie’s Tempe, where Man v. Food was filmed, filled the lobby and wrapped around the building. The following summer’s Ultimate Slider Celebration proved to be even more popular with customers, a.k.a. “Chompers”, who enjoyed over 8,650 $.99 Jewish Sliders on July 20, 2011.
The Ultimate Slider Challenge was conceived in late 2009, when, as big fans of Travel Channel’s Man v. Food, Chompie’s owners, the Borenstein family, thought, if anybody is known for huge portions, it’s us. Shortly thereafter, in early 2010, Chompie’s put the Challenge on the menu. It consists of a platter filled with twelve original Jewish Sliders and a mound of onion strings, totaling 5 pounds of food, which a challenger must finish within 30 minutes. Winners are awarded a free Ultimate Slider Challenge t-shirt, a coveted spot on Chompie’s Wall of Fame and the meal free.
Within a few months of its introduction, Travel Channel’s Man v. Food producers happened across Chompie’s Ultimate Slider Challenge online and called to say the show’s host, Adam Richman, wanted visit Chompie’s to give the challenge a try. The rest is Jewish Slider history. “When we first put it on our menu, we just thought the challenge would be fun for our customers,” says co-owner, Wendy Borenstein-Tucker, who enjoys seeing the astonished look on customers’ faces when the gargantuan platter is set before a challenger. “We dreamed, of course, but we never expected it would actually be on national TV! We knew our customers would be thrilled too, so we held a celebration that included them–our first Ultimate Slider Celebration.” Chompie’s Man v. Food episode, featuring Adam’s Ultimate Slider Challenge, was filmed at Chompie’s Tempe location on March 18, 2010. When the show premiered, no one had yet succeeded in winning the Challenge, including Adam. To-date, only 9 people have succeeded out of nearly 200 attempts.
The popularity of Chompie’s famous Jewish Slider continues to grow. “It’s amazing what a not-so-little sandwich can do,” says Wendy. “It makes people happy and brings people together. That’s what Chompie’s has always been about.”
Chompie’s original Jewish Slider consists of a mini-challah roll filled with moist lean beef brisket, Jack cheese, a crispy homemade potato pancake and brown gravy. Chompie’s N.Y. style delicatessen, restaurant, bagel factory, bakery, and caterer, has served the Valley since 1979 with mouthwatering breakfast-all-day, lunch, and dinner 7-days a week. Chompie’s four restaurants in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler are individually owned and operated. For more information, visit www.chompies.com.