Joe’s Farm Grill celebrates 10 years in business with FREE Cheesburgers and a week long celebration

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.

Photo courtesy of Joe's Farm Grill
Photo courtesy of Joe’s Farm Grill

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.

Joe’s Farm Grill is at 3000 E. Ray Rd. Gilbert AZ. 85296 (480)563-4745 http://www.joesfarmgrill.com/   

 

Burger Daze returns to Liberty Market for 31 days in August

Chainsaw Chili burger
Chainsaw Chili burger
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.

Joe’s Real BBQ gives away free BBQ on May 4th & plans to donate to Open Arms Care Center

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/

Liberty Market to host Dead Restaurant dinner March 21st.

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)

Duck Confit Shepard Pie, Creamed Corn and Truffled Pomme Puree (Feenie’s Bistro, Vancouver, BC)

Crochettes, Italian Almond Donuts with Trio of Dipping Sauces (Fiamma, Scottsdale)

The dinner is open to the public with sign up at the Liberty Market Strada Bar. Limited seating is available for up to 30 people.

Dinner will start at 6:30pm. Cost for dinner is $60 per person, and an additional $20 per person with our wine and cocktail pairing.

Liberty Market N. Gilbert Rd. (480) 892-1900 www.libertymarket.com

Liberty Market celebrates 5th anniversary by launching LM2.0

Liberty Market 2.0
Liberty Market 2.0
With their 5 year anniversary less than a week away, Liberty Market’s partner Joe Johnson has spent the past year getting feed back from customers and staff(known as “brigademembers”) wanting to know how to make their experience better. What he came up with was LM2.0, which started implementation on October 2nd.

Joe’s goal is to ” make a great place even better” and in order to do that you’ll see less signage, better flow through the dining room, new upholstered booths and new menus. On those new menus you’ll see more entrees, more healthy options and shareable plates. In keeping with Liberty’s local philosophy there will be even more locally sourced ingredients and the walls will include art from local artists.

On Monday October 14th Joe and brigademembers will celebrate the anniversary and showing off LM2.0 with $5 Tower burgers and $5 Liberty Ale’s from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. They will also feature special desserts along with drawing for gift cards.

Liberty Market is at 301 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert AZ 85234 (480)892-1900 www.libertymarket.com

Liberty Market’s “Texas Chainsaw Chili” Burger & 31 daze of burgers

As the dog days of summer are still around despite school starting & pre season football kicking off restaurants still have to be creative with ways to bring in the customers. At Liberty Market in downtown Gilbert, partners Joe Johnson & executive chef David Traina have embarked on the 3rd annual “Burger Daze” with a different burger for each of the 31 days in August. With 31 burgers to create they had to be creative and breakout some recipes they’ve had for years such as David’s chili recipe for the Texas Chainsaw Chili burger from last week. This year they’ve added some vegan burgers and seafood too. For a full line up of the burgers for the rest of the month check out http://www.examiner.com/article/liberty-market-gilbert-celebrates-burger-daze-for-31-days-august

Texas Chainsaw Chili burger