As we get ready to honor the men and women who have served in the military on Memorial Day, Twin Peaks Restaurants in Scottsdale & Phoenix are saluting them with a FREE meal on Monday, May 29th.
All military personnel, past & present can choose from 5 menu items…..
Beer Battered Tenders – Served with poblano honey mustard and fries.
Philly Cheesesteak – Thin-sliced sirloin with provolone, peppers, onions, mushrooms. Served with fries. Also available with chicken.
Chicken Ranch Sandwich – Grilled chicken, bacon, pepper jack cheese and pico de gallo with ranch mayo. Served with fries.
Cheeseburger – A classic cheeseburger with caramelized onions, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles. Served with fries.
Buffalo Chicken Salad – Crispy buffalo chicken tenders, mixed greens, kale, bacon, red onions, grape tomatoes. Served with blue cheese dressing.
This offer is good for dine-in only and 1 meal per qualified military personnel at Camelback (2135 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix) and Scottsdale (8787 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale.) http://www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com/
Americans eat more than 50 billion, billion with a “b” hamburgers every year and I’m proud to do my part of a couple a dozen a year. Since we couldn’t give it its own year somebody decided to give it all 31 days in the month of May. To salute the American classic several Phoenix area restaurants are celebrating all month with burger deals & even a burger selfie contest.
U.S. Egg’s selfie contest
U.S. Egg not only serves up delicious breakfast but they offer mouth-watering burgers. U.S. Eggs grills up nine different burgers including a vegetarian burger and they even offer gluten-free burgers.
In celebration of National Hamburger Month, U.S. Egg is having a burger selfie contest. Take a photo eating a burger, upload it to social media and #USEgg in your caption and you will be entered to win free burgers for a year! Every week in May, one winner will be chosen and will be given a $50 U.S. Egg gift card and will be entered for the grand prize. Check out facebook.com/USeggBreakfastLunch for more information
Thirsty Lion Gastropub’s Tavern Burger
One of Thirsty Lion’s signature items is none other than the Tavern Burger. This classic burger is simple, delicious and topped with crispy onion rings. Thirsty Lion also has a happy hour from 3pm – 6pm and 9:30pm – close and serves $5.95 Grilled Burger Sliders.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is at 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1041 in Tempe and 7014 E Camelback Road, Suite 1423 in Scottsdale. Their Scottsdale location offers complimentary valet. Thirsty Lion’s newest location is at SanTan Village 2212 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297. For more information visit www.thirstyliongastropub.com.
Kelly’s at Southbridge offers burger deals on May 28th
On Sunday, May 28th, National Hamburger Day, Kelly’s at Southbridge will offer $12 burgers. Kelly’s award winning burgers are made with a signature four meat blend of short rib, sirloin, chuck and brisket.
Kelly’s burgers include a spicy Pepperjack Guacamole Burger, Bourbon Egg Burger topped with onion rings and barbecue sauce and the signature Original Four-Cut Burger topped with pancetta, mushrooms and piquillo peppers. Kelly’s will also have all day happy hour on Sunday, May 28th! Enjoy half price appetizers, bruschetta, bottles of wine and champagne, $4 drafts, house wines, wells and $4 off signature cocktails.
You already know that Hopdoddy Burger Bar serves good burgers but did you know they also serve handcrafted milkshakes and cocktails at their full service bar. All 3 of these components are part of Hopdoddy’s success and on April 5 they will be introducing a seasonal burger, milkshake and cocktail.
For a limited time guests will be able to order the Double Stack Burger and Purple Rain Shake until April 18th and High + Rye Cocktail until May 2nd.
The Double Stack Burger ($10) will be made with two freshly ground Angus beef and onion patties topped with melted Swiss and cheddar, sassy sauce and tangy chipotle ketchup, proving two patties are better than one.
The Purple Rain Shake ($6) features house made blueberry compote swirled to perfection with toasted hazelnuts, vanilla spiced ice cream and a touch of sea salt, this naturally purple shake pays homage to the beloved rock star, Prince, in both color and name.
The High + Rye is made with local rye bourbon, house made ginger syrup, honey water, fresh squeezed lime juice, and topped with a piece of sweet and spicy candied ginger.
To taste these seasonal menu items or any of the other burgers, shakes and more hurry down to the 2 Phoenix area Hopdoddy’s in Scottsdale on Scottsdale Rd. north of Shea Blvd. and at 20th St. & Camelback Rd. in Phoenix. There are also plenty of Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s in Texas and southern California. http://www.hopdoddy.com/
The Scottsdale League of the Arts annual Burger Battle returns this Thursday March 9th with more burgers, beers and fun to its new location at the Scottsdale Waterfront at 7 p.m.
The Burger Battle is one of the non-profits more popular events which helps raise money for artists, art programs and art education through several fund-raising events throughout the year.
This years Burger Battle will be emcee’d by local sports writer and sports talk show host Dan Bickley. Burgers will be served from local restaurants such as Hand Cut Burgers, Aioli Gourmet Burgers and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company.
In between tasting burgers, side dishes and desserts attendees will be able to play lawn games and dance to the sounds of The Groove Merchants.
After tasting burgers patrons will be able to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award for Best Burger while 5 judges will be selecting the Judge’s Choice Award. 2 winners will then compete in the World Food Championships in November.
Tickets for the competition are $65 when purchased in advance or $75 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $85 and include early entry at 6 p.m., a VIP gift and access to a private lounge. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets can be purchased at http://scottsdalefest.org/
In just a few days umpires around the valley will be yelling “Play ball” starting the month-long 2017 Cactus League season for baseball teams and fans. Restaurateurs are well aware of locals and the influx of visitors to see their favorite teams and many are offering a game day and month-long food and drink specials around the Phoenix area. Below is a list of restaurants offering spring training deals around the Phoenix area.
The Scottsdale Charros
If you don’t want to miss any of the fun, you won’t have to stray from the Scottsdale Stadium to get a delicious bite to eat. The Scottsdale Charros make Spring Training an experience to remember with the Charro Lodge. This unique and special feature of Scottsdale Stadium is the perfect spot for a VIP feel with the patio-style seating with all-inclusive food and beverage.
You also get an outstanding view of the game you can’t find anywhere else in the stadium. You won’t find old fashion ballpark food here! The Charro Lodge has had a variety of local and national restaurants showcasing their menus, including Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers and Postino. All proceeds from the Lodge go right back into supporting local charities and SUSD schools.
Kelly’s at SouthBridge
To enjoy the cool weather and feel the awesome Old Town atmosphere, hit Kelly’s at SouthBridge before or after your spring training game. Their spacious outdoor patio, adorned with bright red umbrellas, is hard to miss. Kelly’s is just a few minutes away from Scottsdale Stadium and is the perfect place for some pre/post game day drinks. Kelly’s is at 7117 E 6th Avenue, in Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.kellysatsouthbridge.com.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Heading to Sloan Park or Scottsdale Stadium? The patios at Thirsty Lion in Tempe and Scottsdale are the perfect place for a quick drink either before or after those spring training games. You’ll find great food, more than a dozen big screen TVs and over 50 beers on tap. Don’t forget to take the trolley from Tempe Marketplace to Sloan Park! For more information, visit thirstyliongastropub.com.
Burger Theory is surrounded by FIVE Spring Training facilities! They will have a weekly drawing now through the end of March to win a pair of game tickets. Bring in your baseball ticket from any facility after the game and receive 10% off of your bill. Want to stay longer than a post-game lunch?
Stay and play at Burger Theory with their Room with a Brew hotel package. This package includes your choice of two craft beers daily! Enjoy them at the pool, in Burger Theory or delivered to your room. Burger Theory is at 4401 E. McDowell Road. For more information, visit www.burgertheoryphx.com
MATCH Cocktails & Cuisine
Cubs fans can hang out at the Cub Hub at the Found:RE hotel and take advantage of daily specials at MATCH Cocktails & Cuisine 7 days a week from 4:20 – 6:20 pm. With a Windy City menu created by executive chef Akos Szabo just show your game day ticket and get 10% off your bill. Just look for the W flag hanging outside the hotel at 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. https://www.foundrehotels.com
Drexyl Modern Cuisine
Show your ticket stub from that day’s game at Drexyl and receive a $1 You Call It glass of wine, beer or spirits with your purchase. Limit 1 per customer. Drexyl is at 8877 N Scottsdale Rd #402, Scottsdale
Craving Mexican food? Head to El Palacio in Chandler and they will give you half off any appetizer with your game day ticket all month-long. El Palacio 2950 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249 http://www.epfamilyrestaurants.com/
Who doesn’t love Buy 1 Get 1 Free and all 5 Chompie’s area locations are offering a free Angus burger or Hot dog free with the purchase of 1. With 6 burgers and 2 hot dogs to choose from this dine in deal is home run. Not valid on March 17th. For a Chompie’s location near you check out www.chompies.com
If pizza is your go to game day meal the Fired Pie’s Mesa Riverview’s location will give you a $1 off any entree w/ a Sloan park ticket stub and give you a free ride to see the Cubs play at nearby Sloan Park. Fired Pie at Mesa Riverview is at 1003 N. Dobson Rd www.firedpie.com
As the new years rolls in Phoenix’s Burger Theory rolls out new menu items for those who will quickly forget their new year’s resolutions. Burger Theory already puts unique twists on the classic burger and with these additions they will be spicing it up with the Ultimate Sriracha burger and the On the Border burger. A Breakfast burger has also been added for those who like breakfast all day.
All the burgers on the menu use Angus chuck, brisket and short rib beef for their single and double patty burgers.
New non-burger menu items include Crispy Fish Sandwich, Sriracha Steak Salad and Nacho Fries and the sweet signature dessert Apple Crumb Mason Jar. Over 30 local craft beers are poured to wash down your burger, salad or sandwich.
Below is a list of all the new menu items at Burger Theory.
Nacho Fries – Creamy nacho cheese, bacon, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and served with ground beef or chicken. 9
Sriracha Steak Salad – Mixed greens, tomato, red onions, cucumber, bleu cheese and Sriracha ranch dressing. 13
On the Border – Angus chuck, brisket and short rib patty, melted pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo, grilled onions, guacamole, lettuce and KGB sauce. 11
Who doesn’t like tasting the delicious flavors of tacos, pizza & burgers to satisfy your appetite, not this guy. While typing this post for the up-coming 2016 Slider Throw Down, I’m building an appetite for day 2 of taco judging. We enjoy tasting food prepared by full time restaurant chefs along with weekend chef and their taco or slider creations. The Slider Throw Down is set to take place at Kierland Commons on Sunday Nov. 13th from 12 noon – 3pm to benefit Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF)
slider throw down food trucks
This years Slider Throw Down will have local food trucks such as Butta Burger, Spice It Up and Phil the Grill preparing sliders for festival goers who contribute $25 for admission and 1 slider from each truck. All proceeds got to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. Slders will be judged by local “slider experts” and attendees who can vote for the “People’s Choice”
Arizona friends of foster children foundation
The AFFCF helps support children in foster care by letting them enjoy their childhood, according to Kris Jacober, Director of the AFFCF says, “We help these children through difficult circumstances by providing them with resources and allowing them to take part in enjoyable activities that promote self-esteem.” The AFFCF has awarded over $5 million dollars to children in foster care and yet there are still thousands of kids awaiting their help. By purchasing a ticket to the Slider Throwdown you can do your part to help. Purchase tickets here https://fs25.formsite.com/AFFCF/form18/index.html
Burgers, burgers and more burgers is what’s on the menu the next 4 Sundays in October as Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails hosts a weekly Burger Battle. 6 local chefs will be competing to see who has the created the tastiest burger. Starting this Sunday October 9th and for the 2 Sundays following, diners can watch the fun and taste the burgers created that will be judged by celebrity judges. Each weeks winner will compete on Sunday October 30th to see which chef has created the best burger.
Burger battle participating chefs
Here are the 6 local chefs competing and the schedule with the fun starting every Sunday at 3pm.
October 9th features Kelly Fletcher from the soon to be open Zen Culinary going up against Gio Osso of Virtu & Nico
October 16th has host Cullen Campbell of Crudo & Okra doing battle against Doug Robson of Otro.
Ocotber 23rd pits Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail against Upward Projects Chris Newstrom
October 30th is the finals for the 3 winners.
Burger Battle and brunch for C-cap
Okra will also be serving their regular Sunday specials that include all day happy hour, 1/2 off bottles of wine and mixologist Micah Olson will be creating a special cocktail & punch with Tito’s vodka for the Burger Battle. Part of the proceeds from each weeks event will go to C-CAP , a non-profit that helps get young men and women get started in their culinary arts career.
When a restaurant celebrates its 10 year anniversary it’s considered a major accomplishment as most restaurants don’t last more than 2 years. That’s the case for Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert as they get ready to celebrate 10 years in business with FREE cheeseburgers and more during the 1st week of October.
a couple of joe’s farm grill accomplishments
Owner Joe Johnson has done more than open a restaurant but helped create the local “Farm to Table” culture that’s taken the restaurant world by storm over the last few years. Joe’s Farm Grill garnered national attention when it appeared on The Food Network’s popular show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”
customer appreciation day
Joe is the first to realize that to last 10 years in business you have to have a great customer base who returns on a regular basis for his fresh and locally sourced food. To show his appreciation to his loyal customers, Joe is giving away FREE cheeseburgers on Wed. October 5th from 10am-3pm. Customer who brave the line will get a cheeseburger, fries and a drink for free. 1 burger per person and is for customers who dine in only.
week long celebration and deals
From Monday Oct. 3rd -8th customers can expect 10% off all food and gift cards along with daily deals that include:
Monday – $1 Onion Ring Upgrade
Tuesday – $1 Small Shake
Wednesday – FREE DAY
Thursday – $1 Kids Meal with Adult Meal Purchase
Friday – $1 Garlic Fries Upgrade
Saturday – $1 Sweet Potato Fries Upgrade
In addition there will be daily raffles with winners receiving free food, gift cards, t-shirts and more. Grand prizes will be awarded and prizes include a Cruiser bike, catered picnics, Joe’s bobble-heads along with other prizes.
On Sat. the 8th from 11am-3pm there will be a celebration for the whole family with face painting, a hot dog eating contest, clowns and the Grand Prize raffle.
With the month of August less than a week away burger aficionados are holding out for Liberty Market’s annual Burger Daze for the 31 days of the month. 31 days means a different specialty burger each day to owner Joe Johnson and co-owner & executive chef David Traina. Traina is no stranger to burgers as he was the 1st chef at Delux Burgers in Phoenix before partnering with Johnson at Liberty Market.
Many of the burgers are made with local, natural ground chuck beef while others will be made with other proteins such as chicken, pork, Spam and more with unique toppings giving each burger its own unique flavor and giving Traina the opportunity to show off a global spin to the all American burger.
If trying the unique burgers are not enough there is an incentive for those that visit and eat at least 10 different burgers during the month, a $50 Liberty Market gift card, eat all 31 different burger and get a $250 gift card. Customers must save all receipts and have verified by the end of the 1st week of September.
Liberty Market 230 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert (480) 892-1900 Daily 7a-9p, Friday & Saturday until 10p. www.libertymarket.com The Burger Daze line up is…….
$14-1st-Coffee Burger: Coffee rubbed, smoked gouda, candied bacon, red onion cream, Hawaiian bun. $15-2nd-Dossant Burger: Maple bacon dossant bun, Farm at Agritopia egg, havarti. $16-3rd-The Hump Burger: Triple 4oz patties, habañero-bbq, havarti, matchstick boar’s head ham, griddled red onions, potato bun. $14-4th-Pasta House Burger: Pasta, fresh mozzarella, marinara, parmesan, basil-garlic, ciabatta bun. $14-5th-Chicken Wing Burger: Boneless chicken wings, Franks Red Hot®, blue cheese and celery (plus a drizzle of blue cheese dressing), onion bun. $20-6th-Hangover Burger: Roasted short rib, fried Farm at Agritopia duck egg, parmesan, choice of Bloody Mary or Golden Monkey beer, pretzel bun. $16-7th-Breakfast Burger: Fried Farm at Agritopia egg, american cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, breakfast potatoes, english muffin.
$15- 8th-Asian BBQ Pork Burger: 5 spice pork, asian slaw and sriracha aioli, crispy wontons, chile sauce, steamed bun. $13- 9th-Bagel Burger: Chipotle cream cheese, Canadian bacon, tomato, onion, chives, everything bagel. $14-10th-Black Bean Burger: Housemade black beans, pico de gallo, sliced avocado and queso fresco-jalapeño ciabatta. $17-11th-Grilled Cheese Burger: American cheese, bacon tomato in between 2 grilled cheeses with havarti and munster cheeses. $16-12th- Kal Bi Burger: Topped with Korean style grilled short ribs and sautéed vegetables (shiitake, baby bok choy, bean sprout, carrots), egg bun. $13-13th-Brie and Apple Burger: Sliced brie, caramelized apple crisps, arugula, wholegrain honey mustard sauce, demi baguette. $14-14th-Hamsteak Burger: Topped with griddled Boar’s Head® hamsteak, american cheese, tomato and fried Farm at Agritopia egg, ciabatta bun.
$14-Monday 15th-Brew Burger: 3 slices of swiss, lettuce, tomato, onion and beer steak sauce, pretzel bun, served open faced. $14-16th -“Boy Howdy”Burger: Fried onion rings, smoked cheddar, spicy BBQ sauce-Texas toast. $14-17th-Veggie Burger: Grilled portobello, jalapeño chips, oven-fried avocado, green goddess dressed spring mix, potato bun. $14-18th-Chainsaw Chili Burger: Chili, shredded cheddar, sour cream, green onions, kaiser roll. $13-19th-Hawaiian Burger: Grilled rum roasted pineapple, crispy spam, teriyaki sauce, green onions-Hawaiian bun. $15-20th-Poutin Burger: Oven fries, cheese curds, brown gravy, parsley, kaiser roll. $16-21st-Uncle Louie Burger: Chopped bacon, avocado, Russian dressing, crab salad, pretzel roll.
$14-Monday 22nd-Chorizo Burger: Chorizo/beef blend patty, lime slaw (cabbage and lettuce based), cilantro, cotija, bolillo. $14-23rd-“Potato skin” Burger: Crispy crushed red potatoes, cheddar, bacon, sour cream, chives, cheese bun. $14-24th-Peanut Burger: Chopped candied bacon, chips, peanut butter, savory waffle bun. $14-25th-Barcelona Burger: Creamy manchego, romescu, kale-pinenut salad, pan basico. $15-26th-Enchilada Burger: Chili cheese enchiladas and sauce, diced tomato, shredded lettuce, cheddar, jalapeño ciabatta. $17th-27th-Beef Wellington Burger: House blended beef, duxelle, crispy red potatoes, red wine gastrique, chives, brioche (served open faced). $16-28th-Roy Rogers Burger: Buttermilk fried chicken, BBQ sauce, coleslaw, parsley, kaiser roll.
$13-Monday 29th-German Burger: Flaky pastry stuffed with seasoned ground beef, swiss, onions, kraut, wholegrain dijonaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, pastry bun. $13-30th-Turkey and Kale Burger: Turkey patty, swiss, tomato, lemon aioli, kale cranberry salad, Texas toast. $14-31st-Santa Fe Burger: Spicy con queso with roasted chilies and corn, shredded lettuce, jalapeño ciabatta.