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Phoenix area restaurants salute veterans on Veteran’s Day

I’ve met a few veterans in my travels and in addition to loving the red, white and blue they love to eat. On Veteran’s Day, Saturday November 11th several Phoenix area restaurants are saluting active and retired military personnel with discounted or free food. Here is a list of who and what is being offered.

Fired Pie

In support of veterans both active and retired, Fired Pie will be offering a free entrée to all vets who show their ID or are in uniform.

Miracle Mile Deli

All veterans both active and retired will receive 10% off their purchase by letting Miracle Mile Deli know they are a veteran at the register.

Miracle Mile Deli has been a staple in the Valley for 68 years. The locally owned restaurant is at 4433 N. 16th Street in Phoenix.

Famous Dave’s BBQ

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Phoenix would like to thank all former and current Military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a FREE “Two Meat Salute.” Hours are 11 am to 11 pm.

The “Two Meat Salute” is a choice of two different meats, including St Louis-Style Ribs, Georgia Chopped Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Country-Roasted or barbeque Chicken, Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Hot Link Sausage, Chicken Tenders or Beer-Battered Cod, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

To find one of the 4 Phoenix area Famous Dave’s BBQ near you click here.

Original Breakfast House

Original Breakfast House is honoring those who serve and have served. Veterans and Active Duty members eat free from the menu below or take $11 off any menu item.

There will be live music outside, along with free donuts and coffee. November 11 will be a real party at Original Breakfast House!

Cajun Andouille sausage and cheddar scramble  11.50                        Pork Chops and Eggs  11.50                                                                       Machaca Scramble  11.50                                                                                  Pulled Pork Hash and Eggs  11.50                                                                               Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes  9.95

Original Breakfast House is at 13623 N 32nd St, Phoenix

Dave & Buster’s

 In the bustling heart of Tempe Marketplace is Dave & Buster’s who will be offering all active and retired veterans a 10% off discount when they show ID when making the purchase.

Luci’s Urban Concepts

In honor of Veteran’s Day, each one of Luci’s Urban Concepts will be offering 10% off any purchase at all locations to veterans who are in uniform or show proof of id.

Luci’s Urban Concepts includes Luci’s Healthy Marketplace which is at 1590  Bethany Home Road and  a couple of miles away Pomelo at The Orchard at 7100 North 12th Street, Phoenix.

Veteran's Day
Photo courtesy of Steve Shankman

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is honoring this day with 15% for all vets and military personnel. This offer is valid 11/10 and 11/11. Use the link to find a Grimaldi’s near you.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

This year, the burger joint will offer its best deal yet – a free burger to military veterans. This offer will be available to those who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. Find a Hopdoddy near you.

Organ Stop Pizza

Enjoy a free concert to celebrate and honor our veterans, with an emphasis on patriotic music, (other Organ Stop fan favorites will be played also) and a demonstration/explanation of OSP’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

*No food service will be offered other than beverages and ice cream and they will be available to purchase at current menu pricing.

Organ Stop Pizza only accepts cash/checks. No debit/credit cards accepted.
1:30pm – 3:00pm, doors open at 1:15pm on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov 11
Organ Stop Pizza, 1149 E. Southern Ave., Mesa

 

Cider Corps

The new cidery in Mesa will be holding an open house on Veteran’s Day. Here is the link to my October post with the details.

 

 

Arizona’s first cidery, Cider Corps to host Veteran’s Day Open House

I love a good cider as nothing beats it on a hot summer day and with the autumns seasonal foods and holidays. Just in time for the holiday season Arizona’s first cidery,  Cider Corps will open its doors for its first public event on Saturday November 11th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for its Veteran’s Day Open House.

Cider Corps open house

The veteran owned cidery is just off Main St. in downtown Mesa and the open house is two blocks from the finish line of Mesa’s Veteran’s Day Parade. From 10-11 a.m. guests a can come by and get a mulled cider or coffee to go so they can watch the parade.

Brothers Josh and Jason Duren will be showing off their small batch hard ciders, non-alcoholic mulled ciders and cold brew coffee during the open house. A food truck will be on hand to serve food to guests and tours of the cidery will be given.

Small batch “Pie Ciders” will be available for purchase in Cider Corps limited edition 32 ounce “crowlers” or you can bring your own growler. Cost of the ciders to go will range from $12- $20.

“Pie Ciders” will remind guests of their favorite holiday pies like mixed berry and pumpkin. Cold Brew cider will also be available.

Cider Corps ciders are currently available at over 30 bars and restaurants around Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott.

Veterans community spot

Jason is a retired Sargent in the United States Marine Corps and will be speaking about his time in the service and how he and Josh plan to help veterans through Cider Corps. The cidery is dedicated to be used by veterans and veteran organizations as a community gathering place.

“To open the taproom this way is the embodiment of Cider Corps’ mission: Drink great ciders, honor great sacrifice,” said Josh. “We want it to be a place for veterans to be honored through times of awareness.”

The parade and Veteran’s Day Open House are important part of the brothers devotion to cider and veterans as they started making cider a s a hobby when Jason returned home from Afghanistan with 2 traumatic brain injuries from IED blasts.

Cider Corps is at 31 S. Robson Dr. Mesa 85210.

 

 

Spring Training returns to Phoenix with home run food & drink deals

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.

Chompie’s Chipolte Ranch burger

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

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

Photo Courtesy of Fired Pie

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

El Palacio

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/

Chompie’s Deli

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

Fired Pie

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

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que offers Two Meat Salute for military personnel on Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is a day when we thank all veterans, active & retired, for their service in defending our freedoms and protecting us from those who want to do harm to us. Friday November 11th is Veteran’s Day and Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que  offers all veterans a Free BBQ meal at there 4 Phoenix area locations.

Photo courtesy of Famous Dave's
Photo courtesy of Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que

The two meat salute

From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. all military personnel with proof of service & photo ID will be treated to “The Two Meat Salute”, a meal consisting of 2 meats that include a choice of St. Louis-Style Ribs, Georgia Chopped Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Country Roasted or Barbeque Chicken, Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Hot Link Sausage, Chicken Tenders or Beer-Battered Cod, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

“Supporting our local Veterans is very important to me and our staff,” said John Erlandson, owner of the Valley’s four Famous Dave’s Restaurants and John should know as he is an Army Reserves Veteran and a graduate of U.S. Army Ranger School in 1990. John wants to show his appreciation to other veterans and thank them for their commitment and service to the country. This meal is for dine-in only and only available on Veteran’s Day.

famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que locations

The four Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in the Valley are in Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue, SanTan Village in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road. For more information go to http://www.famousdavesbbq.com/

Update: Family Fun & Date Night pizza meal deals at Organ Stop Pizza extended thru October 31st

Update: These deals have been extended through October 31st.

Mesa’s Organ Stop Pizza has been a favorite of pizza lovers way before it became cool to serve pizza in the Phoenix area, 45 years to be exact. Thru the end of September they are offering 2 pizza meal deals, 1 for Date Night, the other for Family Fun.

Photo courtesy of Organ Stop Pizza
Photo courtesy of Organ Stop Pizza

Date night deal

When it’s just the 2 of you, you can get 1 Small Pizza with unlimited toppings, 1 Appetizer and 1 Pitcher of a Soft Drink for only $14.99! Want to up-size to a medium pizza, you can for only $19.99!

family Fun meal deal

On the nights when cooking for the family isn’t going to happen Organ Stop has 2 Large Pizzas with unlimited toppings, 2 Appetizers and 2 Pitchers of Soft Drink for only $44.99!

The nation’s largest pipe organ

Diners are entertained by Organ Stop’s professional organist on the countries largest Wurlitzer pipe organ playing everything from classical to classic rock on a nightly basis.

In addition to pizza Organ Stop Pizza also serves pasta, a salad bar, ice cream along with beer and wine and only accepts cash or check but has an ATM is in the lobby.

Organ Stop Pizza is at 1149 East Southern Avenue in Mesa, AZ 85204 (SW corner of Southern/Stapley). (480) 813-5700 http://www.organstoppizza.com

Fired Pie celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day & supports No Kid Hungry campaign.

As Americans we love our pizza, some of us more than others, so much so we eat about 350 slices of pizza per second. That’s the reason why all 15 Phoenix area locations of Fired Pie will be celebrating National Cheese Pizza Day on Monday Sept. 5th with 1/2 off Cheese Pizzas with the purchase of a drink.

Photo credit Kris Moony
Photo credit Kris Moony

Donate & get a free Pookie

All through the month of September you can help a hungry kid as Fired Pie will be participating in the No Kid Hungry campaign. For every $2 you donate to No Kid Hungry, Fired Pie will give you a voucher for a FREE Pookie on your next visit. You will have 2 months to redeem your voucher.  Last year Fired Pie raised $8,000.00 for No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry connects kids to good meals at school or at home and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals. The No Kid Hungry network consists of private citizens, non-profits, public officials and business’s to provide innovative ways to solve the hunger issues of today’s youth. www.nokidhungry.org

Fired Pie

The locally owned Fired Pie allows you to build your own pizzas by picking the dough, sauce and toppings then bakes the pizza for you. There are currently 15 restaurants in the Phoenix area with a new Mesa restaurant open before year’s end. There are 2 locations in Tucson with their 1st out-of-state restaurant set to open in Las Vegas next year. www.firedpie.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