Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market in Scottsdale Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market is kicking off the new year with its One Year Anniversary. In celebration of their first year in business, Tom’s will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting with the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to officially be welcomed as the go-to-gourmet-gas-station in Scottsdale. And in the spirit of Barret Jackson and Russo Steele, a few vintage and exotic cars will be stopping by for the party.
Attendants

Everyone is welcome throughout the day to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win car washes and other goodies from the bistro and market. During the Ribbon Cutting, there will be wine, appetizers and of course a birthday cake.

Start the New Year Right with Prime Rib and “Savor & Sip” Dinners in January

Fleming's peppersteak
Fleming’s peppersteak

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is serving two dinners priced to entice throughout the month of January, including the restaurant’s popular Sundays-only Prime Rib Dinner and Fleming’s “Savor & Sip” Menu nightly through January 31.

Fleming’s Prime Rib Dinner will be available Sundays from January 7-February 10 at an extraordinary price of $29.95, excluding tax and gratuity. The sumptuous three-course prix fixe starts with a choice of The Wedge, Caesar or Fleming’s salad. Next enjoy succulent Prime Rib with a trio of sauces (au jus, creamy horseradish, Dijon) as well as one of Fleming’s ten sides such as grilled high country asparagus, chipotle cheddar macaroni & cheese or the signature Fleming’s Potatoes. End the evening with any dessert from New York cheesecake to chocolate lava cake or fresh berries with Chantilly cream.

Throughout the month of January, Fleming’s “Savor & Sip” Menu is available nightly for $49.95, excluding tax and gratuity. The dinner includes guest’s pick from Fleming’s two popular “New Classics” steaks and an oversized “Big Pour” of wine. Choose from the Porcini-Rubbed Filet Mignon topped with Gorgonzola sauce and flanked by grilled asparagus spears or the Peppercorn Steak—a prime New York strip with cracked black and white peppercorns served with Fleming’s proprietary “F17” dipping sauce and sautéed French green beans. Fleming’s Director of Wine Maeve Pesquera has selected four wines to pair with the entrées: Dreaming Tree Crush Merlot North Coast 2010-2011 or Women of the Vine Chardonnay 2010-11 which she recommends with the filet. Guests may choose from Colby Red Cab-Merlot Blend California 2010-11 or Franciscan Chardonnay Napa Valley 2009-10 for the peppercorn steak.

There are four Fleming’s in Phoenix in North Scottsdale at DC Ranch, Scottsdale at Lincoln Road, Chandler and Peoria. To find Fleming’s nearest you and make reservations please visit www.flemingssteakhouse.com.

Chanukah starts tonight and Mozart Café & Bakery wants to celebrate with you!

Thanks to Mozart’s… there is no need to hand grate potatoes or to prepare for a traditional Chanukah! Mozart’s can do it all! Mozart Café & Bakery offers fresh and delicious Chanukah delicacies including original and sweet potato latkes served with traditional apple sauces as well as a variety of sweet Sufganyot filled with a mixed berry jam, chocolate or vanilla crème, and a special Halavah fillings that are sure to please. You can dine in or order ahead and pick up all your favorites at your convenience.

Traditional potato latkes

Starting Saturday, December 8, 2012 at sunset through December 16th at Mozart Café & Bakery 7116 E. Mercer Ln. Scottsdale, AZ. 85254 480-609-3879. www.mozartscottsdale.com Mozart’s is dog friendly with 25 seats on the patio and 25 seats inside.

Mon- Thurs: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Cookies: $0.99
Sufganyot: small- $1.25 and Large -$1.50
Latke: $1.25
Lunch Special: ½ sandwich and soup – $8.00

ButterBurgers, Frozen Custard and Gift Cards at Culver’s this holiday season.

In addition to ButterBurgers and other menu items Culver’s is featuring the Turtle Concrete Mixer, a Culver’ classic! Indulge in this Creamy Vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard with ribbons of sweet caramel, hardening chocolate and toasted pecan pieces all blended perfectly, and for those looking for a decadent treat try the Raspberry Cheesecake; which is a mix of real raspberries and cheesecake pieces blended in Culver’s frozen custard and If you are a traditionalist try Culver’s Eggnog shake; a mix of the classic taste of eggnog blended with the sweet flavor of Vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard, enjoy for a limited time only now through December 31, 2012.

Theses tasty treats are only offered at all Phoenix Culver’s locations in Arizona for a limited time only. More information can be found at www.culvers.com

For those of you who are searching for the perfect holiday gift be sure to ask your Culver’s Team Member about Culver’s gift cards, available in any amount ranging from $5 to $250 or you can take care of your holiday shopping on your smart phone! Also available for all your holiday gifting needs are Culver’s eGifts, available in amounts of $5, $10, $15, or $20. Spend $25 on any gift card for a limited time, as part of the “Give a Gift, Get a Gift” deal, guests will receive a free Value Basket which includes a ButterBurger® or sandwich with choice of a classic side and medium drink, when a $25 in Gift Cards is purchased for the giving season. And for goodness sake, redeem the offer by end of February 2013!

Peoria:
8271 W Ludlow Dr
Peoria, AZ 85381
PH 623-242-8826

Surprise:
16145 West Bell Rd
Surprise, AZ 85374
PH 623-218-6575

Avondale:
1025 N Avondale Blvd
Avondale, AZ 85323
PH 623-792-8649

Casa Grande:
Culver’s of Casa Grande, AZ
2453 E Florence Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ 85194
PH 520-426-4225

Scottsdale:
8668 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
PH 480-636-8480

Glendale:
5127 N 99th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305
PH 623-328-9282

Mesa:
Greenfield
1841 S Greenfield Rd
Mesa, AZ 85206
PH 480-892-2430

Mesa:
1909 S. Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ 85210
PH 480-733-5330

Phoenix:
Cave Creek
20835 N Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85024
PH 602-788-1616

Phoenix:
Camelback
825 E. Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014
PH 602-595-7876

Phoenix:
Metro Center
10225 N 28th Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85051
PH 602-861-2000

Phoenix:
Paradise Valley Mall
4506 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
PH 602-889-5057

Phoenix:
Deer Valley
1825 W. Deer Valley Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85027
PH 623-580-4567

Chandler:
3155 W Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226
PH 480-268-7249

Holiday Cheers Fleming’s Introduces Two Cocktails to Celebrate the Season

Haute Holiday & Merry Mint Spice cocktails

December is a time to commemorate the past year with friends and family while looking forward to what’s to come. Maeve Pesquera, Director of Wine at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, has created two holiday cocktails just for these memorable occasions. The Merry Mint Spice ($11.95) with Gentleman Jack and POM Juice is warming comfort with a hint of sweetness. The Haute Holiday($10.95) with Mionetto Prosecco and Quady Elysium is pure celebratory sparkle. Both are available at Fleming’s from December 1 – 31.

Scottsdale: 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd. / 480-596-8265
DC Ranch-North Scottsdale: 20753 N. Pima Rd. / 480-538-8000
Chandler: 905 N. 54th St. / 480-940-1900
Peoria: 9712 W. Northern Ave. / 623-772-9463

Please visit FlemingsSteakhouse.com for more details about your closest restaurant.

CHOMPIE’S COOKING UP TRADITIONAL CHANUKAH DINNER FOR DINE IN OR TO GO

Traditional Chanukah dinner prepared from scratch available after 4 pm during all 8 nights of Chanukah.

Chompie’s Chicken w/ Matzoball soup

Chanukah — the eight-day Festival of Lights in which Jewish people celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, begins on December 8th and runs through December 16th of 2012. Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli is once again providing the traditional Chanukah dinner for diners to eat in or take out.

The made from scratch Chanukah meal includes:

• Tender Sliced Beef Brisket with Gravy, or Savory Roasted Chicken, or Apricot Glazed Chicken

• Famous Matzo Ball Soup

• Potato Latkes with Applesauce

• String Beans Amandine

• Fresh-Baked Dinner Rolls

• Homemade Holiday Cookies

The Chanukah meal is only $15.95 per person.

Traditional Chanukah foods such as Crispy Potato Latke’s, Brisket of Beef, Matzo Ball Soup, Chanukah Cookies and more are also available for purchase by the pound, pint or piece.

Pre-order full course Chanukah to-go meal packages serving 12-15 people for $169.95 with 24-hour notice by contacting the Chompie’s nearest you.

Chompie’s Chanukah menus are available at www.chompies.com.

Chompie’s is also selling Chompie’s gift cards good for the purchase of food for dine in or take out or in-store merchandise at Chompie’s. Anyone who purchases $50 in Chompie’s gift cards will receive an additional $10 Chompie’s gift card for free. Gift cards are available to purchase at all four Chompie’s Phoenix area restaurants and on www.chompies.com.

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