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Where to take dad on Father’s Day if he’s a foodie

If your father is like my father then time spent with him will probably involve food. Whether he is a vegan(not mine), prefers a burger or a pizza, breakfast, lunch or dinner, beer or wine these Phoenix area restaurants will be taking care of your father on Father’s Day on June 18th.

Father's Day
Photo courtesy of Char Kitchen + Bar

Nook Kitchen

Dads will receive any draft beer for just $2 with the purchase of any pizza. Draft beer is regularly $5-$7.

Chompie’s

Dads get a free slice of Chompie’s signature Black and White Tuxedo Cake (valued at $5.99) with the purchase of an entrée.

Flanny’s – Happy Hour Offered All Day 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

$5 Hummus                                                                                                                         $5 Cheese Quesadilla                                                                                                    $5 Fried Pickles                                                                                                                 $7 Cheese Burger Sliders                                                                                            $7 Buffalo Chicken Sliders                                                                                          $2 off all Drafts and Cans                                                                                            $5 House Wines

24 Carrots-Vegan

Biscuits and Gravy Plate  12 Coconut butter biscuits, walnut-mushroom gravy, sautéed greens, veggie- chickpea scramble

Veggie Breakfast Sandwich  10.95 vegan omelet, roasted sweet potato, chipotle aioli, 24C bacun, tomato, onion & spinach

Caramel Machiatto Pancakes  10 fluffy pancakes, medjool-tahini caramel drizzle, coffee syrup GF option

Father's Day
Photo courtesy of Chompie’s

Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen –Brazilian Steak Combo

12 Oz. Picanha Grelhada (grilled culotte steak) plus Brazilian Beer or Caipirinha, or a non-alcoholic Brazilian beverage for $23. Includes grilled pineapple, Brazilian potato salad or black beans and rice. 

Tavern Americana- Penny beers with purchase of an entree    Seared 10oz Filet Mignon | Herbed Butter | Mashed Potatoes | Roasted Mushrooms  | Red Wine Cream Sauce | Charred Asparagus | $21                                                                                                                                       Any burger with choice of fries or salad  $10                                               Any one topping pizza (additional toppings with be regular charge)  $5.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar- Juicy Lucy burger til June 20th.                     Just in time for dad’s big day, the Juicy Lucy features a fresh ground Angus beef patty stuffed with melted Tillamook Cheddar and topped with a second slice of cheddar along with black pepper aioli and caramelized onions

Photo courtesy of Crvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen

Char Kitchen + Bar                                                                                                      The Mediterranean Cowboy Burger $14, is an 8 Oz. grass fed Angus beef patty topped with Harissa BBQ sauce, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and fried onion rings with a chipotle ranch schmear, served on a challah roll with a side.

Char will also be serving a 14 oz. Angus Ribeye steak topped with blue cheese and chive butter and served with scalloped potatoes and roasted vegetables for $35.

Rusconi’s American Kitchen- Special menu for $44                         Starter (choice of)
key west shrimp and red pepper grits
local linguica sausage, cured tomato, roasted corn jus
sweet potato roasted corn bisque
shaved san joaquin gold and mild fresno chili

white truffle scented mac-n-cheese
white truffle cream, san joaquin gold

Entree
pecan wood grilled prime flatiron steak
Amish blue cheese, roasted cornbread pudding, wilted spinach, pequillo tapenade
includes glass of chef’s choice red or white wine or draft beer

Dessert
dark chocolate bread pudding
vanilla sauce, berries and salted caramel

LDV Wine Gallery                                                                                                           On Father’s Day, dads will receive 25% off LDV Winery Petite Sirah (by the glass, by the bottle, or by the truckload)!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub                                                                                      Thirsty Lion offers half price beer flights on Father’s Day. For only $5, choose six of the over 24 beers and ciders on tap for your beer flight samples.  

Fired Pie Pizza                                                                                                                   All day long on, all Fired Pie locations are offering a buy one entrée get one free for dads on Father’s Day! Dine-in only.

Organ Stop Pizza- All you can eat pizza buffet and salad plus unlimited soft drinks

Adults $12.00 (including tax)
Kids 3-9 $10.00 (including tax

Beer, Wine and Ice Cream available for purchase at an additional charge. 

Tickets are available online or you can purchase them in the restaurant gift shop.  ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED

Doors open @ approximately 11:15
Music begins @ approximately 11:45
Lunch concludes @ approximately 1:00

Lunch will consist of an all-you-can-eat buffet with prepared garden salads (with your choice of dressing).

 

 

 

 

Cool off this summer with Arizona wine

There’s no denying it as we’re about to embark on another hot summer here in the southwest. One of the best ways I’ve found to keep cool is to stay inside (a no brainer I know) and sip on a chilled glass of wine (another no brainer). A refreshing glass of Arizona wine should be in order and the folks at LDV Wine Gallery and Kief-Joshua Vineyards are doing their part to keep you cool.

Photo courtesy of LDV Wine Gallery

Heading to Arizona wine country

One of the best ways to get your Arizona wine is to head to the source. Kief-Joshua Vineyards in Elgin is kicking off their weekly summer concert series every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. this weekend 5/27 with Rhythm Jax, No better way to cool off (yes it’s actually cooler down south) than with wine and live music. Kief-Joshua will also host a “Dinner in the Vines” in July and a harvest festival in August. A line-up of the musicians and schedule of events at the winery are below.

June 3: Jenny Jarnigan

June 10: Bryan Dean Trio

June 17: Corey Spector

June 24: Kroehler & Rovnak

July 1: Sage Gentle-Wing

July 8: Josh McCormack

July 15: Blaine Long

July 22: Joerdie

July 29: Tommy Tucker

August 5: Black Cat Blues

August 12: Jacob Acosta Band

August 19: 76th Street

July 15th is when they will host “Dinner in the Vines” that will include a four-course meal paired with wines for $75.00 per person. This event will take place in the vineyard from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Space is limited, to reserve your seat(s) call 520-455-5582 or email kjvineayrds@gmail.com The menu is…..

Arrival Canapés                                                                                                              Genoa salami coronets with boursin cheese Steamed artichokes with lemon remoulade Mexican caviar in corn tortilla cups

First Course                                                                                                                   Roasted red bell pepper & tomato bisque with fried leek baked parmesan cheese straw

Second Course                                                                                                                    Mix green salad with apple, jicama and citrus vinaigrette

Main Course                                                                                                              Cabernet braised short ribs Twice baked poblano potatoes French green beans with lemon thyme butter

Sweet Course                                                                                                                   Crème Brule in crisp phyllo shells and fresh berries

On August 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  is when The Magdalena Bash Harvest Festival happens. Several new Arizona wine releases, including 2015 Magdelena, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Barbera, along with many new white wines for summer and a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon will be released at the festival. Guests will also enjoy live music and food vendors.

Kief-Joshua Vineyards is at 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, Arizona http://kj-vineyards.com/default.asp

Staying in the Phoenix area

Prefer staying around the comfort of your home, no problem as LDV Wine Gallery in Scottsdale is doing their part to keep you cool.

On Father’s Day their offering 25% off their big & bold (like dad) Petite Sirah. By the glass, the bottle or the case you’ll make his day. A perfect wine for grilling steaks.

A few events are planned for the month of July at LDV………

Wine Appreciation – Wine + Chocolate- Drop in to LDV Winery on Sunday July 9th for a wine and chocolate themed wine appreciation gathering. This event is part of a monthly series of fun, interactive get-together to discuss “All About Wine.” Attendance includes expert-led discussions, little bites and wine, and take-away materials. 5-6:30 p.m. $35 per person or $65 per couple.

Vineyard to Table Supper Club- On Tuesday July 11th Kurt & Peggy will host and cook dinner for their Vineyard to Table Supper Club. This is a wine inspired casual dining experience that celebrates the vineyard to table journey. It includes courses paired with three LDV wines with recipes and great conversations. Space is limited to 20. Cost is $65 ++ per person and payment is required prior to the dinner.

Summer Vacation – Corks, Crafts, & Wine- A few days later on Saturday, July 15th is LDV’s  Corks, Crafts, & Wine Summer Vacation gathering. Bring your glue guns and glue sticks to create wine cork crafts. Sip wine, nibble on snacks and create wine cork crafts. $10 and includes a glass of wine.

To register for any of these events call the Wine Gallery at 480-664-4822 LDV Wine Gallery is at 6951 E. 1st St. Scottsdale 85251. http://www.ldvwinery.com/

 

 

Father’s Day restaurant deals around the Phoenix area

Fathers Day

If your father is like mine he would prefer to be eating out surrounded by family rather than getting more stuff. If that’s the case here is a list of restaurants around the Phoenix area to take your dear old dad next Sunday June 19th no matter what kind of food he likes.

Eklectic Pie
Dads can enjoy a free order of freshly baked breadsticks or a dessert pizza with purchase.
Dine in only. Limit one per family. Both locations 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

1859 South Stapley Drive. Mesa
480-207-1613

2990 East Germann Road. Chandler
480-855-7342
eklecticpie.com

Marcellino Ristorante
A 16 oz Boneless Rib Eye, Veal Chop, Filet Mignon or Baby Lamb Chops, grilled to perfection
Served with potatoes and Chef’s seasonal vegetables.
As a special treat, we’ll serve Dad our delectable, homemade tiramisu for dessert. Starting at 5:00pm $38.95

7114 E. Stetson Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-990-9500
www.marcellinoristorante.com

Tavern Americana
Dad will receive 50% off his entrée (with purchase of another entrée)! Starting at 10am
In addition the following features will be offered:

Local Arizona sausage platter, grilled corn on the cob, country potato salad, $16
Barnyard burger- Niman ranch beef burger, pulled pork, fried egg, avocado, with a honey chipotle honey aioli served on a grilled pretzel bun. Served with beer battered onion rings. $15
Prime Rib- 13 oz prime rib , baked potato (loaded, grilled asparagus , au jus, $26

Also $1 beers (limit 1) for dad when they come in with family!

Address: 20469 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale
Phone:(480) 502-6740
urbantaverngroup.com

Rusconi’s American Kitchen
A special offering just for Fathers staring at 5pm for $44.00 ++

Starter (choice of one):
White truffle scented mac-n-cheese – white truffle cream, san joaquin gold
Boneless short ribs – with vanilla scented potato puree, ancho chili chocolate sauce
Chilled avocado and spicy cucumber soup – with gulf shrimp, cilantro and coconut

Entrée:
Pecan wood grilled 12 ounce aged rib eye of beef – with green chile risotto and agave glazed carrots
Includes glass of wine – Chef’s choice of red or white wine

Dessert:
Dark chocolate bread pudding – with vanilla sauce, berries and salted caramel

10637 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85028
480-483-0009
rusconiskitchen.com

Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen
All locations will be serving up Fajitas specials to dine in or take home. Dining in all day with Fajitas $9.99, normally $16.99.
Take home Fiesta platter $49.99 or Taco Platter $59.99
For a location near you www.macayo.com

Organ Stop Pizza
Father’s Day Musical Luncheon
All you can eat pizza buffet and salad plus unlimited soft drinks Beer, Wine and Ice Cream available for purchase at an additional charge.
Tickets are available online or you can purchase them in the restaurant gift shop. ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED. 11:30 am – 1pm

Lunch will consist of an all-you-can-eat buffet with prepared garden salads (with your choice of dressing) and the following 4 pizzas:

Cheese
Pepperoni
Combination
Hawaiian Special
DAIRY FREE Dietary Option:
Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey, or Submarine Sandwich (without cheese)

GLUTEN FREE Dietary Option:
Ham or Turkey Wrap (with Gluten Free Tortilla or lettuce), with or without cheese
Our full “Regular” food menu (appetizers, pasta, etc.) WILL NOT be available.
To streamline and serve a large group quickly, special orders WILL NOT be available.
Because of this and the special handling process, Gluten-Free Pizzas WILL NOT be available.
Beer, Wine and Ice Cream will be available for a la carte purchase.

1149 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ
480-813-5700 ext 945
www.organstoppizza.com

Drexyl
Fathers receive 50% off any entrée. Limit one per father, may not be combined with other discounts. Available on Father’s Day only. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

8877 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(Located at Shops Gainey Village)
Call for reservations 480-840-1861
Drexylusa.com

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s
$50/person++ 9am-3pm
Pre Fixe
The Wedge
butter lettuce + bacon + colored cherry tomatoes
+ Crow’s Dairy herbed feta + avocado + chives + garlic red wine vinaigrette (GF)

Select One

Prime Rib
horseradish crème + roasted garlic & thyme aus jus
twice backed potato + bacon + chive
green beans + shallots + lemon
Arizona Cut (16oz): add $10

or

Baby Back Ribs
chipotle bbq + molasses baked beans
corn bread + poblano butter

Sundae
vanilla ice cream + chocolate sauce + whipped cream + candied pecans + cherry

3603 E. Indian School Rd., Ste. A
Phoenix
602-626-5050
themarketphx.com

Bobby Q’s Build Your Own BBQ Set as a Father’s Day Gift

Most dads don’t want or need another tie or weed whacker on Father’s Day on June 19th. What he will more likely use and enjoy would be a Build Your Own BBQ Gift set from Bobby Q’s Great Steaks & Real BBQ. For only $20 you could choose a set with 3 award winning BBQ sauces (Regular, Spicy or Q-Lina) or a set with 2 sauces and a spice rub (Steak Seasoning or BBQ Rub).
Bobby Qs Fathers Day

Bobby Q’s Great Steaks and Real BBQ has been named as “One of the Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. in 2016” by Yelp! and one of the “Best Barbecue Restaurants in America” by OpenTable.com

If you play your cards right dad may be so excited with his gift he may light up the grill right there and the whole family can enjoy a great dinner.

Gift sets are available now until Father’s Day at Bobby-Q Great Steaks & Real BBQ 8501 N 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051 602.995.5982 or www.bobbyq.net

4 Phoenix area restaurants to take dad on Father’s Day

Mimosa & beer at 32 Shea in Phoenix
Mimosa & beer at 32 Shea in Phoenix

Spare him the tie, the tool set and the beard trimmer, what dad really wants is to fill his belly with good food and drink and spending it with family and friends. Whether he’s a jonesin’ for sushi or craving a rack of ribs these Phoenix area restaurants will want dad to celebrate Father’s Day everyday.

Paul Martin’s American Grill:
On Father’s Day, Paul Martin’s American Grill is serving up a prix fixe brunch, a prime rib dinner special, and is offering a special gift to all dads who dine on Father’s Day. Served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the three course brunch is only $16 per person and includes fresh baked millet drop biscuits, a bowl of seasonal fruit, a choice of one entrée, plus an alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverage. Select from a variety of entree choices, including French Toast with vanilla bean infused cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple-bourbon syrup, or a traditional Eggs Benedict with poached eggs, canadian bacon, and housemade hollandaise sauce. A gluten-free option, the Applewood Smoked Bacon Omelet features three eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, Tillamook cheddar and sour cream. The brunch comes with a choice of coffee, fresh squeezed juice or a brunch-time cocktail, such as a Bellini or Bloody Maria.

For dinner, Paul Martin’s American Grill will also be serving a Prime Rib Dinner special for only $25. The meal features an organic green salad, all natural prime rib with mashed potatoes, and homemade ice cream for dessert. From the dinner menu, dad can choose from a variety of other hearty dishes, including a Prime New York Steak ($39), topped with pt. reyes blue cheese butter and served with pan roasted cauliflower; the California Lamb Sirloin ($37), paired with wild mushroom farro, bloomsdale spinach, and cipolline onions; or BBQ Pork Ribs ($25), served St. Louis style with house slaw and fries.

All dads who dine at Paul Martin’s American Grill on Father’s Day will receive a $25 gift card to Paul Martin’s (one per table, while supplies last).

Paul Martin’s American Grill is located at 6186 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85253. For more information, call 480-991-9342 or visit www.paulmartinsamericangrill.com

Sierra Bonita Grill:
On Father’s Day, Sierra Bonita Grill will be serving its signature Southwestern brunch from 9 to 3 p.m. Popular selections include the Southwestern Benedict ($14): panko crusted eggs atop green chile beer biscuits, topped with Cure 81 Ham, and roasted poblano hollandaise, served with roasted root vegetables. The Steak and Eggs ($14) features wood grilled carne asada, two eggs, plus a side of roasted root vegetables and sourdough toast. The breakfast enchiladas ($14) are filled with scrambled eggs, carne asada, chorizo, and manchego cheese, then topped with a guajillo chile sauce and served with a side of charro beans. Complete the brunch with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa special for only $15.

For dinner, Sierra Bonita offers up rib sticking comfort food, featuring plenty of flavorful Southwestern ingredients. The traditional Carne Asada ($16/$26) features grilled marinated bistro tenders, charro beans, roasted tomato rice, guacamole, salsa fresca, and a flour tortilla. The Steak and Shrimp ($29) dish is a wood grilled California cut sirloin, topped with a roasted guajillo chile sauce and served with herb pesto shrimp and corn pudding. The Pork Tenderloin ($25) features an espresso and Oaxacan chocolate rubbed pork tenderloin, accompanied by mixed vegetables and a serrano chile vanilla bean butter sauce.

Sierra Bonita Grill is located at 6933 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. For more information, call 602-264-0700 or visit www.sierrabonitagrill.com

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant:
With RA Sushi’s all day happy hour on Father’s Day, treat dad to an amazing sushi spread for lunch or dinner without breaking the bank. He can take his pick from more than 25 appetizer and sushi selections ranging from $3.49 to $8.99, and dad can pair his meal with a wide variety of beer, wine and signature cocktails ranging from $3.75 to $8. Happy hour dishes include the Viva Las Vegas Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll, “RA”ckin’ Shrimp, and Pork Gyoza, plus many more options.
Raise a glass to dad with a happy hour drink special, such as a Kirin and Sake, an Emperor’s Margarita, or an Early Times Kentucky Whisky premium cocktail. All day happy hour is located throughout the entire restaurant from open to close. For more information, visit www.RAsushi.com

RA Sushi has five Valley locations:

Ahwatukee: 4921 E. Ray Road; Phoenix, 85044; 480-940-1111
Dana Park in Mesa: 1652 S. Val Vista Drive; Mesa, 85204; 480-632-9500
Kierland Commons: 7012 E. Greenway Pkwy; Scottsdale, 85254; 480-951-5888
Old Town Scottsdale: 3815 N. Scottsdale Road; Scottsdale, 85251; 480-990-9256
Tempe: 411 S. Mill Ave.; Tempe, 85281; 480-303-9800

32 Shea:
Enjoy a delicious Manmosa and Burrito for just $10 on Father’s Day from 6 a.m. to 12 noon.
New Mexico Burrito:
Egg, Potatoes, Cheese, Avocado, Bacon + Homemade Green Salsa

Manmosa is a refreshing “manly” twist on a traditional mimosa—combining hefeweizen beer and orange juice.

This $10 deal isn’t just for your favorite dad, this is good for anyone who comes in on Sunday, June 21, 6 a.m. to 12 noon.

32 Shea 10626 N 32nd Street. Phoenix, AZ 85028. 602-867-7432 www.32shea.com

2nd annual Scottsdale Beer Palooza returns to Westworld June 20th

Beer Palooza 2015
With Father’s Day just around the corner what better way to celebrate than with beer and with dad in mind Scottsdale Beer Palooza returns on Saturday, June 20th, the day before Father’s Day. Back at Westworld in Scottsdale after a successful 1st year you can buy dad tickets to attend or you can buy dad his favorite suds at the beer store.

This indoor and air conditioned event will include over 30 breweries including Rogue, Odell and New Belgium plus Arizona’s own Mudshark, Nimbus, San Tan and Four Peaks along with Venice Beach Brewing Co. where actor & brewer Kerr Smith(Dawson’s Creek & The Foster’s) will serve his beer and mix & mingle with festival attendees.

M Culinary Concepts will be on hand to sell beer friendly food and The Mustache Pretzel food truck will make an appearance. To burn off your food and beer there will be an adult play area with a life size foosball table along with movie clips with your favorite beer-y movies will be on the big screen for laughs and more entertainment will be available.

The event starts at 1 p.m. with VIP ticket holders access at 12 noon to taste special beers. Tickets for General Admission are $30 in advance ($35 at gate) for 20 4-oz. beer samples and a collectable mug & VIP tickets are $50 for 25 4-oz. samples and early entry. The festival goes until 6 p.m. and tickets are available in advance at www.scottsdalebeerapoolza.com

WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Cool dad off with a $2.00 sundae from Culver’s on Father’s Day. Psst! It’s this Sunday

Culvers sundae

Father’s Day is this Sun. June 16th smack dab in the middle of hot temperatures here in Phoenix and Culver’s wants fathers to cool off on their special day with a $2.00 ice cream sundae. Pops can choose from 2 scoops of Culver’s frozen custard and can top it with 2 toppings of from a list of fruits, nuts, candies and traditional sundae toppings.

After he’s finished up they honey-do list and given the kids their allowance take him down to one of the 14 Phoenix area Culver’s locations and tell him “thanks” with a $2.00 sundae. www.culvers.com