I had the opportunity to meet & eat with the owners of The Chicken Scoop as they opened their first casual restaurant in Scottsdale and here is what I learned and what I liked.
Owner Dana McCurdy and friends opened The Chicken Scoop in mid-July bringing their Alabama roots & favorite comfort food, Chicken salad, to their 1st restaurant after months of planning and looking at 75 locations, deciding that The Scottsdale Promenade was the right place.
Whether you like the spicy flavors The Southwest or Spicy Thai, the savory taste of Curry or Pesto or prefer a hint of the sweet in the Sweet Berry or Waldorf these are just a few of the 14 flavors served by the scoop or as Toasties, cheesy hot sandwiches, that seem to be going over well since the opening. I enjoyed the Buffalo, Pesto, Southern, Sweet Berry and The Popper for their mild flavors and balance with the chicken.
According to McCurdy “We’ve taken one of the most All- American comfort foods and put our own spin on it, fourteen times over”. With another dozen or so flavors in waiting, plans are to rotate in seasonal flavors and other favorites.The flavors are from recipes that were made for family and friends for BBQs and picnics using shredded chicken. The Chicken Scoop uses all- natural, hormone free chicken that is never frozen. In addition to scoops & Toasties, House Green Salads and Chicken Scoop meals (1 Scoop $7.69, Double Scoop $8.69 & Triple Scoop $9.69) are available. All Scoop meals come with Banana Pudding Scoop.
Sides are available for $2.49 each and I like the Broccoli Slaw and Loaded Potato Salad with Black Eye Pea Salad, Mixed Fruit and Kettle chips also available. Chicken Enchilada soup and a gourmet soup of the day are also on the menu.
The modern farm house decor is inviting and minimal adds to nice dining experience.
The Chicken Scoop offer customers the opportunity to dine-in, grab-n-go or for catering and is located at 16495 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 5B-4 Scottsdale 85260. 480-219-9419 www.chickenscoopaz.com and is open Mon.-Sat. from 11am-7pm
Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches everyday and even more will be eaten in August as it’s National Sandwich Month. Locally owned Miracle Mile Deli is doing their part by offering 4 different made-to-order deli sandwiches each week for only $9.
August 1-7: The New Yorker—Hot Pastrami topped with homemade coleslaw and Miracle Mile Dressing. It’s a little taste of New York’s best in every bite!
August 8-14: The Hot Brisket of Beef—A family recipe of the most tender and leanest beef that simply melts in your mouth.August 15-21: The Combo Sandwich—The perfect combination of Miracle Mile Deli’s two most popular meats, Hot Pastrami and Hot Corned Beef, stacked together for one tasty meal!
August 22-31: The Straw—Hot Pastrami, melted Swiss cheese and steamy sauerkraut piled high on your favorite bread.Miracle Mile Deli is located at 4433 N. 16th Street in Phoenix, just two blocks south of Camelback Road. www.MiracleMileDeli.com
Once again Joe Johnson is giving away the house, not really the house but he setting a lofty goal of giving away 5,000 free pulled pork or chicken sandwiches on Thursday May 4th, 2016 at his Gilbert restaurant. This is the 16th year Joe and his partners like to show their appreciation to the customers they have served over the years.
In exchange for free food Joe is asking that you bring a can of food (preferably fruit) or box of cereal to donate to Open Arms Care Center, a Gilbert based all volunteer non-profit that provides food and clothing to the homeless and less fortunate since 2001. http://www.openarmscc.com
As for the free BBQ it is the only food being offered that day and hours are from 11pm-3pm & 4pm-7:30pm or until they run out. Included with you sandwich will be fresh homemade cole slaw & BBQ Pit beans and a drink. A children’s size sandwich will be available for the little ones. 1 meal per person, must be present and there is no take out available on this day.
This a great opportunity to try great local BBQ from one of the finest restaurateurs that the Phoenix area has to offer as Joe’s Real BBQ has garnered both local and national accolades.
Joe’s Real BBQ is at 301 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert, Arizona, 85234 http://www.joesrealbbq.com/
Joe Johnson and the chefs at Liberty Market in Gilbert are paying homage to the “Dead’ (closed) restaurants that they honed their culinary skills at on Monday March 21st. The is a Community Dinner and the menu is as follows……
Dead Restaurant Revival Menu
Smoked AZ Grass-fed Beef Carpaccio, Roasted Peppers, Caciocavallo and Basil Oil (Cal’s, NYC)
Open Saffron Ravioli with Pan Seared Seafood and Red Chile Beurre Blanc (Cafe Terra Cotta, Scottsdale) Where I honed my restaurant skills & learned about food and wine.
Calamari Salad with Yuzu Dressing (Bloom, Scottsdale)
Abe’s of Scottsdale Deli Honors Mom’s on Their Special Day with a Complimentary “Toast”!
What’s better than bringing your mom breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day?
Bring her to Abe’s of Scottsdale Deli any time of day to enjoy her special day! Abe’s of Scottsdale Deli has crafted the perfect excuse to get your mother out of the kitchen on her day of honor.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
8 am to 8pm
Abe’s of Scottsdale Deli
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 127
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(Off of Scottsdale Road and Gold Dust, located conveniently behind
California Pizza Kitchen)
Mom will be treated like a queen and can enjoy her day with a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary, or delicious smoothie with a delight of flavor of fruit and milk.
Enjoy one of the following smoothies:
· Strawberry and Banana
· Triple Berry Delight with Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries
· Caribbean with pineapple, mango and coconut
In addition to their menu specialties, Abe’s will be offering two Mother’s Day specials that are sure to make Mother’s Day a special day for the whole family.
Mom will love Abe’s lox plate, filled with delicious hand sliced Nova Scotia salmon, your choice of Abe’s delicious bagels with plain, low-fat chive, veggie or lox cream cheese, homemade potato latke with applesauce and sour cream, fresh fruit and plus delicious slice of New York cheesecake and a mouth-watering complimentary “toast” beverage for $18.00.
Abe’s will also have eggs Benedict, poached eggs atop a toasted English muffin with Hollandaise sauce. Served with fresh fruit. Noodle kugel, and chocolate dipped strawberries, $18.00
Abe’s offers the following Benedicts:
· The Basic One, with Canadian Bacon
· The Deli, with grilled salami, pastrami or corned beef
· Florentine, with sautéed spinach
· Smoked Salmon, with Nova Scotia salmon
· CBH, with griddled corn beef hash
As always, all of Abe’s menu specialties are available including piled high sandwiches, homemade soups and traditional East coast deli specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available.
Reservations are suggested for parties of six or more. For those who want to serve Mom
breakfast in bed, carry out at our deli counter and mouth-watering trays are available. For more
information call 480-699-5700.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar With a Special Three-Course Brunch Menu
On the most special day for moms, treat them to a three-course brunch at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Guests can enjoy innovative brunch favorites for $36.95 per guest. In addition, each mom will receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit.
Guests are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with the entire family. Fleming’s offers a special three-course brunch menu for children under 12 available for $17.95.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
All locations – there are four Fleming’s in Phoenix in Peoria, Chandler, North Scottsdale at DC Ranch and Scottsdale at Lincoln Road.
o Scottsdale: 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd. / 480-596-8265
o DC Ranch-North Scottsdale: 20753 N. Pima Rd. / 480-538-8000
o Chandler: 905 N. 54th St. / 480-940-1900
o Peoria: 9712 W. Northern Ave. / 623-772-9463
To find a location near you and make reservations, please visit Fleming’s website www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12, 2013
Open early from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and open during regular dinner hours at each location.
Brunch begins with a choice of appetizer including Lobster Bisque, Modern Caesar or Fresh Seasonal Fruits; followed by a choice of entrée including Prime Rib with a Trio of Sauces or Baked Brioche French Toast with a Walnut Crisp, among other mouth-watering choices, and ends with a choice of dessert including a classic White Chocolate Bread Pudding. The full menu is available online at FlemingsSteakhouse.com
Guests can choose to accompany the celebration with one of our specially hand-crafted cocktails including the Bellapolitan ($8.95), Scottish Beauty ($9.95) or Blood Orange Mimosa ($7.95).
Celebrate Passover Dinner with Family at one of Chompie’s Restaurants, or at Home
Passover is one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays. Passover commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt to escape persecution and the angels of death passing over Israelite’s homes.
As the story goes, Moses approaches the reigning pharaoh several times, explaining that the Hebrew God has requested a three-day leave for his people so that they may celebrate a feast in the wilderness. When the pharaoh refuses, God unleashes 10 devastating plagues on the Egyptians, culminating in the slaying of every firstborn son by an avenging angel. The Israelites mark the door frames of their homes with lamb’s blood so that the angel will recognize and “pass over” each Jewish household.
Jews observe the week-long festival with a number of important rituals, including traditional Passover meals known as Seder, the removal of leavened products from their home, the substitution of matzo for bread and the retelling of the exodus tale.
The Borensteins, owners of Chompie’s and being of Jewish descent have celebrated the tradition of Passover in their families for generations and continue the tradition in their restaurants today.
Dine in Option; Just $29.95 per adult and $14.95 for children under 10
Home-made 6 course meal includes hors d’oeuvres, soup, entrée, two side dishes, dessert and beverage
Main courses options include
Classic Braised Beef Brisket in Pan Gravy
Pan-seared Atlantic King Salmon
Roast Breast of Turkey or
Roasted Half Spring Chicken, (both served with Passover Stuffing).
Dine in Dinner available on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday March 26th, 2013. 5:00 pm- close. Reservations strongly recommended to be made in advance to securing seating.
To Go Dinners, holiday cakes and desserts, and Passover bagels available all eight nights of Passover, from March 25th until April 2nd, 2013.
Dine in available Chompie’s Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler Locations. At Chompie’s Tempe location, the regular dining menu, which features Passover-friendly dishes, will be available. To go dinners and bakery items available at all four of Chompie’s locations.
To Go Options; Order by the Pound or Order Complete Family Dinners!
Deluxe Family Dinner; serves 8 people generously, only $229.95
· Includes choice of appetizer, soup, two entrees, two side dishes
· Traditional Family Dinner; serves 4 people generously, only $119.99
· Includes choice of one appetizer, one entrée, two side dishes
· Both meals served with Matzo Plate & Charoses Kosher Wine or Grape Juice
· Meals must be ordered 24 hours in advance by contacting the Chompie’s location closest to you.
· Pick up an order form or download one at Chompie’s.com.
· *Any substitutions may render additional charges
Mark’s Cafe is hosting a special 4 course Valentine’s Day Dinner sure to please the foodie you love. Guests will start the evening off with upscale crab cakes and salad, with entrée choices Filet Medallions, Macadamia Nut Crusted Salmon, Chicken Piccata and Roast Pork Loin with Chocolate Cake with raspberry sauce for dessert.
Prices range from $40 to $46 per person and include Mark’s fantastic four course meal along with non-alcoholic beverage, tax and tip.
One of the highlights of dinner is Mark’s BYOB license allowing guests the freedom to bring wine or beer into the establishment free of charge.
Reservations are Required. Dinner seatings: 5:00pm, 6:30pm and 8:00pm
For any questions or to reserve you Valentine’s Day dinner spot, please email Mark@markscafeaz.com or call 480-839-6455 to reserve your seats today .
Appetizer: Crab Cake with Remoulade Sauce
Salad: Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, Rolls and Butter
Choose one: All entrees served with Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans Almandine
Entrée: Filet Medallions with Black Pepper Brandy Sauce $46.00
Macadamia Nut Crusted Salmon with Orange Hollandaise Sauce $44.00
Chicken Piccata $42.00
Roast Pork Loin with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce $40.00