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Holiday Wine Tasting Party with Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market

Find Gift Ideas and New Favorites at The Thumb

Is it possible to relax and do your holiday shopping? Chuck Hesson of Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market thinks so. All you need is glass of good wine and noshes. Hesson, the Cellar Master for Tom’s Thumb, is hosting a Wine Tasting Party on Thursday, November 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to prove his point. He’ll share five wines from the gas-station-turned-corner-market. Guests will also enjoy appetizers from the award-winning Bistro and snacks from some of the market’s artisan products.

The tasting starts with a sparkling wine, perfect to pop open on New Year’s Eve, and features two white wines and two red wines. Cost is $15 for those who pay in advance or $20 at the door. Guests can arrive at anytime from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Reservations can be made by calling the market at 480-513-8186.

And if guests like what they taste, everything is for sale to take home that night. Holiday shopping completed!

Thursday, November 29
5:30 – 7:30 pm
$15 paid reservation
$20 at the door

Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market
9393 E. Bell Rd. • Scottsdale 85260
480-513-8186

www.TomsThumbFreshMarket.com

Chompie’s CELEBRATES NATIONAL SANDWICH DAY WITH DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS

National Sandwich Day is Saturday, November 3rd and Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli is celebrating by offering double Chompie’s Rewards Points on that day.

Try their most famous sandwich, the Jewish Sliders as featured on the Travel Channel’s popular show Man v. Food. Or try another favorite such as our Colossal Rueben or one of our Famous Mile High Sandwiches like the Hot Pastrami or Roasted Turkey Breast.

As a Chompie’s Rewards member, every visit to Chompie’s earns points for the dollars spent. For every 75 points you accumulate, you’ll get a $5 off your next visit. For a limited time, get 50 FREE bonus points just for signing up! There’s no pesky plastic card. Your phone number is your account number.

Joining Chompie’s Rewards is free and easy. Text “Join” to (480) 420-6088 or join online at http://www.chompies.com/rewards.php.

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR INVITES GUESTS TO BE “WINEMAKER FOR A NIGHT”

Fleming’s to Partner with Napa Valley’s Award-Winning
Raymond Vineyards for A Unique Wine Blending Event

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will celebrate the centuries-old art of wine blending with a unique event to be held at all 64 restaurant locations during the month of October. “Winemaker for a Night” will offer Fleming’s guests an opportunity to create their own personally blended wines using premium varietals from Raymond Vineyards, the award-winning winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley.

The event includes wine blending instruction and activities as well as generous food selections from Fleming’s Small Plates and Bar la Carte Menus served throughout the evening. “Winemaker for a Night” will take place on three different dates in Phoenix:

Tuesday, October 16

· Fleming’s North Scottsdale (DC Ranch) / 20753 N. Pima Rd., 480-538-8000

Friday, October 19

· Fleming’s Scottsdale / 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-596-8265
· Fleming’s Chandler / 905 N. 54th St., 480-940-1900

Friday, October 26

· Fleming’s Peoria / 9712 W. Northern Ave., 623-772-9463

Reservations are available by phone only. The dinner is priced at $65 per guest (plus tax and gratuity).

“Winemaker for a Night” will be a relaxed and entertaining event with no special wine knowledge required and a lively program of activities including:

An exclusive video introduction to blending from Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of Boisset Family Estates, the dynamic wine world visionary behind the transformation of Raymond Vineyards, and Stephanie Putnam, Raymond’s Winemaker.

A rare tasting of barrel samples of three single varietals by Raymond Vineyards: Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, California Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and Napa Valley Merlot 2011.

A hands-on blending session using Raymond Vineyards varietals, with personal coaching from the Wine Manager at each Fleming’s location.

Wine blends have never been more popular and for good reason – it allows wine makers to create layers of flavors and aromas that make the sum greater than its parts. “Blending is the most important and creative action that any winemaker engages in, and for me it’s the most exciting part of the winemaking process,” said Maeve Pesquera, Fleming’s Director of Wine. “Our “Winemaker for a Night” event will allow our guests to experience first hand the choices and outcomes that a winemaker encounters when blending a wine from different grape varietals and vineyard sources.”

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market with BBQ and beer from Grand Canyon Brewing Co.

Leafs turning colors, football and baseballs playoffs in full swing are just some of the things that happen in the month of October. It’s also Oktoberfest when beer is on the brain and Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market www.TomsThumbFreshMarket.com is celebrating with its 1st beer dinner on October 18th. This 4 course dinner pairs Chef Trudie’s BBQ with beers from Grand Canyon Brewing Co. The dinner is part Tom’s “101 & Bell” classes. Brian Udvardi from World Class Beverages will be on hand to discuss the beers. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal from 6:30 – 8pm. Cost for dinner is $36 per person. Pre-paid reservations are required and can be by calling or visiting the market (480-513-8186 / 9393 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale).

Below is the pairing menu.

Artichoke-Parmesan stuffed Jalapeño wrapped in Prosciutto

Grand Canyon Pilsner

Butternut Squash Soup with Smoked Pulled Pork, Chipotle Crema and Pepitas

Grand Canyon Sunset Amber

Sliced Smoked Brisket over Black Beans served with Fiesta Slaw and Jalapeño Cornbread

Grand Canyon IPA

Harvest Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Porter-Agave reduction

Grand Canyon Pumpkin Porter

Bungalow Bar & Grill is newly remodeled and has some new menu items.

During the dog days of summer old town Scottsdale’s Bungalow Bar & Grill www.bungalowbarandgrill.com embarked on some remodeling and menu changes. Adding booths and tables to the upper dining area as well as new lighting and a new sound system were just a few of the changes. Knocking out the front wall to add a roll up front wall, large screen TVs and contemporary colors were added to the 8-year-old Bungalow.

Bungalows Salmon Club

Bungalow’s Pear Salad

Some of the new menu items include a Turkey burger ($10.50), Grilled Salmon Club Sandwich ($11), Bungalow’s Pear Salad ($11) and on the dinner menu the Tempura Stuffed Chicken ($16) that is stuffed with shrimp, mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella cheese and red bell peppers and comes with rice and Mandarin Orange sauce.
Bungalow Bar & Grill is at 4360 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale AZ. 85251 (480)994-1888

Tempura stuffed chicken

Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s and breakfast at Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market in Scottsdale.

Fast cars and good food are just 2 of America’s favorite past times. On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22nd the 2 come together as Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market welcomes The Ferrari Club of America Desert Region, The AZ Lamborghini Club and Scuderia Southwest. Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market has been voted one of Phoenix Magazine’s Best New Restaurants in the Valley and Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s are some of the most exotic cars made.

Local car enthusiast and collectors will cruise the Scottsdale streets to Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market Place to display their beautiful pieces of rolling art.

Gas, check. Coffee, check. Breakfast, check. Detailed Car Washes with the crew in white jump suits, check. Tom’s Thumb has everything these auto devotees could want on an early Saturday morning.

Chef Tudie has whipped up a wide variety of breakfast items to accompany the coffee bar including whole grain waffles-served with maple or agave syrup for $5.99, a BLT with apple wood smoked bacon, fried egg, crisp lettuce, fresh sliced tomatoes and aioli on lightly toasted whole grain artisan bread with shoestring fries for $7.99, Breakfast Tacos with flour tortillas, pico de gallo and a side of chipotle salsa Potato, Egg and Cheese for $4.99.

This is a great time to come and bring the whole family out to view one-of-a-kind automobiles such as the Lamborghini Countach & Diablo, the Ferrari 512TR, the Porsche 996 Twin Turbo, and many more exotics and vintage cars. These are the type of automobiles you will typically see at Barrett Jackson and Russo Steele in January!

So bring your camera and your appetite. This just the start of some of the Fall activities planned at Tom’s Thumb for your family and your car.

Saturday, September 22nd
7:30am-9:30am

Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market is at 9393 E. Bell Road on the Southwest corner of 94th and Bell in North Scottsdale. The market is open from 6 am – 10pm. Pumps are open 24 hours. Contact Tom’s online at TomsThumbFreshMarket.com and at 480-513-8186 or on Facebook (toms-thumb-fresh-market) and the Twitter (@thethumb1).

L’ Chaim! It’s time to celebrate Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur at Chompies Deli

For a week in the middle of September the Jewish religion celebrates the New Year w/ Rosh Hashanah and the repenting holiday Yom Kippur. Whether you celebrate the holiday or just love traditional Jewish food, Chompies Deli www.chompies.com will be serving and celebrating.

Three of Chompie’s Phoenix area restaurants will be serving a traditional Rosh Hashanah Dinner on Sunday, September 16th between 5 and 8 pm. Reservations are now being accepted at the Phoenix/PV Mall, Scottsdale, and Chandler locations. (The regular dining menu with holiday favorites will be available at Chompie’s Tempe location.)

The delicious holiday menu includes starters plus your choice of appetizer, entrée, sides, soup and dessert—with favorites such as apples and honey, house made chopped liver, gefilte fish, potato latkes, roasted chicken with honey apricot reduction, tender braised brisket of beef, Chompie’s famous chicken soup with matzo ball and much more. This holiday dine-in meal is just $26.95 per adult, $12.95 per child (10 & under). Special 4- and 8- person complete holiday dinners are also available for take-out, as are all of Chompie’s holiday a la carte selections and bakery favorites. Place your Rosh Hashanah Take-Out Menu order of $100 or more by Monday, September 10th and get a free fresh-baked honey or sponge cake.

The Jewish High Holidays season begins at sundown on Rosh Hashanah (9/16) and ends with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (9/26). On Chompie’s Break the Fast Yom Kippur Take-Out Menu, you’ll find a wide variety of holiday favorites for your celebration at home—from smoked fish, homemade deli salads, and holiday pastries to bagels and blintzes. All Chompie’s locations will be open on Yom Kippur, September 26th. Place your Break the Fast Yom Kippur to-go order of $100 or more by Wednesday, September 19th and get a free Honey or Sponge Cake. For Chompie’s Rosh Hashanah and Break the Fast Yom Kippur menus, visit www.chompies.com.