Meat the Ball to open at Biltmore Fashion Park next week

Stefano Fabbri, owner of popular Phoenix restaurants Mora Italian and Pomo Pizzeria announced he’s opening a new restaurant, Meat the Ball. The full-service restaurant will open Thursday March 21st at the Biltmore Fashion Park.

Meat the ball
Photos courtesy of Kassidy Mcdonald at Evolve Marketing and PR.

The menu will include an impressive line-up of meatballs made with sausage, veal, salmon and more. In addition to meatballs the restaurant will offer appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

“I’m thrilled to introduce Meat the Ball, a mini restaurant with a big personality centered on the quintessential meatball and its street food friends. We will have authentic recipes prepared with locally sourced and organic products to celebrate today’s healthy dining, Italian style,” says Fabbri.

The 1,500 square foot restaurant will look like a 50’s style diner and decorated with pop-art and a retro theme.

Meat the Ball will be open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Biltmore Fashion Park is at 2502 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix 85016. For more information visit their website.

Family & friends will love Buche de Noel from The Crepe Club

The Crepe Club’s Buche de Noel

If you’re planning on visiting with family & friends over the next couple of weeks, there’s no better way to arrive than with a delicious dessert to share. This delicious and simple dessert from The Crepe Club, who with 3 days notice, will make from scratch their Buche de Noel, also known as a Yule Log.

The Buche de Noel is a traditional European dessert cake made from rolled sponge cake and decorated like a log with Christmas symbols that is served around the holidays. It’s been a family tradition of the Tarabichi brothers who own The Crepe Club and wanted to share it with their guests.

The cakes are made in chocolate or vanilla, serve 8-10 people and will be made fresh at their bakery in Tempe. Cost for the cake is $49.95 and will be available for pick up before Christmas Day when you pre-order with 3 days notice. To order a Buche de Noel you can call The Crepe Club at 602-956-0087 and more details can be found at www.TheCrepeClub.com

The Crepe Club is at 2502 E. Camelback Rd #130 Phoenix 85016 (in Biltmore Fashion Park) for pick up.

 

 

Food & retail deals for Black Friday & Thanksgiving weekend

While many of us are focused on food, friends and football on Thanksgiving Day many more could care less about the turkey and all the trimmings and are anxiously waiting for Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend for shopping, eating & family fun.

Below is a list of food and retail deals around Phoenix for Black Friday and the weekend that follows.

Fired Pie

Nothing says Thanksgiving like pizza or salad! Get that early Black Friday shopping started out on a full stomach at Fired Pie’s Tanger Outlet location. On Thanksgiving Day Fired Pie at Tanger opens its doors at 6 p.m. and stays open straight through 10 p.m. Friday evening. The fast casual pizza and salad concept makes it easy to pop in and out no matter what your holiday plans are! While there, buy a gift card for $25 and get a $5 bounce back that’s good at any Fired Pie location January through March of 2017. http://www.Firedpie.com

Crepe Club

Photo courtesy of The Crepe Club
Photo courtesy of The Crepe Club

If you’re a Black Friday shopper, you can check the coffee off your to-do list. The Crepe Club at the Biltmore Fashion Park will be offering a free cup of coffee with purchase on Friday, November 25. The Crepe Club will have free coffee for guests who purchase an item until 11 am. The restaurant has fresh-baked French pastries, sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches and salads.

The Crepe Club is on the west end of the Biltmore Fashion Park beside William Sonoma at 2502 E. Camelback Rd., #130.  www.TheCrepeClub.com

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

Photo courtesy of Z' Tejas
Photo courtesy of Z’ Tejas

Power up before hitting the stores with a festive, bold brunch at Z’Tejas at Fashion Square Mall. Opening early at 9:00a.m the expanded brunch menu features delicious new dishes including South of the Border BenedictsBananas Foster French Toast and  Stuffed Breakfast Relleno. Brunch will be served on Black Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm. For more information visit www.ztejas.com

Uptown Alley:

Looking for a break from shopping, Uptown Alley is hosting some Turkey Day Weekend Specials to make sure the holiday weekend is one the whole family can enjoy!

You can get a game of bowling for four with shoes, 1 large topping pizza, 4 sodas, and $40 in-game play a $100 value all for $59! This is available on Thanksgiving from 4pm- close and then November 25th-27th from 11am-5pm. For more information visit www.uptownalleysurprise.com Uptown Alley is at 13525 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise, AZ 85379

Arizona Animal Welfare League:

animal-welfare-league-cid_image006_jpg01d240d3The Arizona Animal Welfare League is hosting their “Fall in Love With Animals Camp” on November 25th. The camp is available for kids ages 8-12 and is $60 per child. AAWL is hosting this special one-day camp to help show kids how to give back to animals and the community. Kids will learn how to care for animals and the environment, backyard wildlife and how to enrich the lives of animals every day through crafts, games and animal interactions. The camp is at the education center at 15 N 40th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 and is from 9am-3pm. You can sign up for the camp at www.aawl.org/fallcamp2016.

Spa810:

Black Friday is the perfect time to get all your holiday gifts for your friends in need of some relaxation. At spa810 they are selling their Comfort and Joy package a $273 for $109. Enjoy everything from a 50 minute customized facial with a hydrating masque to a 50 minute massage with a sugar foot scrub! Call spa810, Scottsdale-Shea at (480) 588-6809 for more information visit www.spa810.com/scottsdale-she

The Melting Pot

Stop in to The Melting Pot after a long day of shopping for a delicious four-course fondue dinner at a steal of a deal! The Melting Pot Restaurants of Arizona are offering the below four-course meal for $29.95! You must request the specialty menu to get the promotion! For more information visit www.meltingpot.com. The menu will be available all Thanksgiving weekend from Friday November 25th– Sunday November 27th.

Photo courtesy of The Melting Pot
Photo courtesy of The Melting Pot

Cheese Fondue
Cheddar • Spinach Artichoke • Featured Cheese Fondue Selection (ask your server)

Salad
Caesar • California • Featured Salad Selection (ask your server)

Entrée
Pacific White Shrimp • Teriyaki-Marinated Sirloin • All-Natural Breast of Chicken • Spinach and Artichoke Ravioli

Chocolate Fondue
Yin Yang • Flaming Turtle • Featured Chocolate Fondue Selection (ask your server)

 

 

 

 

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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