The Phoenix metro area doesn’t lack much in the culinary world nowadays but one thing I hear is it could use a good east coast styled diner. When I hear that I correct them and say we need “more” diners and remind them that down in Chandler there is Chase’s Diner.
Owners Skip and Nancy Chase are celebrating their success of 20 years with 3 days of fun and food for the whole family October 20th-22nd.
Chase’s Diner 3 days of events
Like all diners, Chase’s serves all 3 meals and will start the celebration during breakfast at 9 a.m. on Friday the 20th with a 3 hour-long “Friend or Fair” in which Chase’s vendors will be celebrating with customers and having fun with the kids. Hickman’s Family Farms, a local supplier of eggs, will be sending the Funky Chicken and friends from the City of Chandler, Arizona Restaurant Association and Dr. Pepper will be joining the anniversary celebration.
On Saturday the 21st it’s “Giveaway Day” with the first 50 guests receiving a card getting them a free short stack of Chase’s delicious buttermilk pancakes. Those same 50 guests will also eligible to win other great prizes including a flat screen TV, gift cards and the grand prize …. a years worth of pancakes.
Sunday will be Chase’s “Give Back Day” and will be raising money for Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. Kittens and puppies will be brought over from the shelter from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. to share their cuteness. Chase’s Diner will be matching dollar for dollar all money donated on the 22nd and will be collecting donations including collars, leashes, toys and bones throughout the month of October.
The 50s style Chase’s Diner is at 2040 N. Alma School Rd. Chandler and is open Sun. – Thurs. from 6 a.m. – 9p.m. and Fri. & Sat. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Hollis Doherty must have loved ice cream as he now has a flavor named after him at Splurge, the ice cream shop at The Orchard in Phoenix. Hope Through Hollis Mint Chip Ice Cream is named after the 7-year-old whose legacy lives on after Hollis passed away in January from a brain tumor.
Friday September 29th – October 1st Splurge will be donating all sales of the ice cream to the Hope Through Hollis organization his parents Shane and Shawnee started to raise money for this rare disease’s research.
Hope Through Hollis
Hope Through Hollis has partnered with TGen to help find the cure for the Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) tumor. The money raised through the sales of Hope Through Hollis Mint Chip will be used to fund research for the cure where the average life span is 1 year after diagnosis. Hollis passed away after 9 months of fighting.
After the fundraiser
After next weekends fundraiser Splurge will continue to serve the mint chip ice cream and donate a portion to sales to the organization.
In the wake of this weeks flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey the Phoenix food community are working to raise money to send to victims of this natural disaster.
Here is where and how you can help…..
Tacos for Texas
All day today, Sept. 1st 100% of General Admission tickets purchased for The Rockin’ Taco Street Fest will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. To purchase your tickets click here. The festival itself is schedule for Sept. 16th.
Texas native and owner Steve Friedkin will be donating $1 from each of their famous Chicken Fried Steak’s ordered during lunch and $2 from each during dinner. A donation jar will be available to drop in cash and anyone donating cash will receive a free Vanilla Ice Cream Dixie Cup courtesy of Blue Bell Ice Cream.
Donations will be collected now through Sept. 6th and will be given directly to Global Giving to assist emergency supplies and long-term relief help. Donations can also be made by going to TEXAZ Grill’s website TEXAZ Grill is at 6003 N. 16th St. Phoenix 85016.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Texas-based Hopdoddy will be donating as part of their Good Night for a Good Cause Program. All sales on Sept. 4th & 5th from the Good Night/Good Cause burger will be donated to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. After Sept. 5th $1 from each burger sold through the end of Sept. will be donated.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $1 up to $10,000 of each drink sold made with Tito’s sold at all Hopdoddy’s.
Customers are encouraged to order a Good Night/Good Cause Burger on Labor Day from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at their Scottsdale & Phoenix locations as they have a Pop-Up Beer Garden to introduce their new Happy Hour menu. Free samples of local craft beers will be poured at both locations.
Phoenix’s Sunnyslope neighborhood has become a hot bed for local restaurants in the last couple of years and one of the newest restaurants, Ladera Taverna y Cocina is supporting Sunnyslope High School’s Vikingtown program.
Throughout the month of May, Ladera will contribute 20% of your bill on full priced menu items to the Vikingtown program when you mention Sunnyslope High School or the Vikingtown program. Money raised will go towards upcoming leadership training program.
Vikingtown is a 3 day leadership retreat for students this Fall in Prescott for students age fourteen to eighteen to learn more about themselves and others while learning leadership and communication skills. The goals of the retreat are to get students out of school to learn about others and discuss the barriers that may affect learning about others.
While on the retreat students stay in cabins with other students of different backgrounds and ethnicities with staff members staying in each cabin as well.
Genuine Concepts, the owner of Ladera (The Vig, Little Woody & other restaurants) takes pride in giving back to the communities in which their restaurants and bar are located. After meeting with Vikingtown and school leaders Genuine Concepts knew the program would be a good fit for Ladera Taverna to give back to the Sunnyslope community.
Ladera is excited to support the cause and students and makes it easy as possible for their customers to contribute simply by showing up to eat and mentioning the program or the school.
Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill sold a lot of their tasty cornbread from April-June and by doing so was able to raise $17,912 for local non-profit Military Assistance Mission. This donations bring the restaurants total to over $90,000 for its “Cornbread for a Cause” to non-profits since its December 2015 launch of the company’s philanthropic arm.
Z’tejas and Military Assistance mission
With this donation from Z’Tejas Military Assistance Mission can continue to provide support to active duty military personnel, their families and wounded warriors whether they are overseas or here at home. The money raised help with financial and morale assistance along with emergencies.
Cornbread for a Cause
Cornbread for a Cause helps the communities in which the 5 Phoenix area Z’ Tejas restaurants are located by raising money for charitable contributions to local non-profits through the sale of their famous cornbread. Through the end of September, Cornbread for a Cause is raising money for Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) and after that Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be the next recipient for Cornbread for a Cause.
For more information please visit http://www.ztejas.com or like the on Facebook
As haboobs and monsoons start to kick up dirt & dust around the Phoenix area, the folks at Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market www.TomsThumbFreshMarket.com in Scottsdale are having their 1st Dirty Car Show next Saturday July, 13th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If all goes as planned all the dirty cars will be cleaned when all is said and done and a lot of money will be raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale.
For the 4 hour time period, Tom’s Thumb will donate 50% of the proceeds from all cars that get a car wash to the Boys and Girls Club’s Teen Empowering Program. After 2 p.m. Tom’s Thumb will donate 25% of proceeds of all car washes when the customer mentions Boys and Girls Club at the time of purchase.
Teens will be on hand selling raffle tickets to raise more money and Tom’s Thumb will be holding a contest to see who has the dirtiest car the week of from July 1st- 12th. Interested in seeing if you have the dirtiest car of the week, you can upload a picture of your dirty car to Tom Thumb’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/toms-thumb-fresh-market or their Twitter @TheThumb1 or Instagram @tomsthumbsfreshmarket
The teens from the Boys and Girls Club will vote on who has the dirtiest car for the week of July 1st and July 8th and the winners will receive a car wash valued at $29.99 and a gift basket from Tom’s Thumb valued at $25.
Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market
9393 E. Bell Rd.
With the tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma still fresh in our minds, Chandler’s San Tan Brewing Company www.santanbrewing.com is doing something to help those in need and one of their own. On Tuesday May 28th between 11 a.m. and midnight purchase a can of Epicenter for $3 or take a six-pack home for $5 and San Tan will donate ALL of the proceeds to the American Red Cross Relief Fund.
“One of our own employees, Jennifer Simson, has family that was affected by the devastation. This tragedy hits very close to home for all of us and we are doing what we can to help,” said Anthony Canecchia, owner and head brewer, SanTan Brewing Company.
If you can’t stop by for a beer you can donate to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 and a $10 donation will be made.
SanTan Brewing Company is at 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ.