U.S. Egg launches “secret” menu items, get a sneak peek here.

The 1st U.S. Egg was hatched back in 1986 with the Gebran family purchasing it in 1991 and hatching 5 more locations across the valley in the last 26 years. To celebrate the 31st anniversary of the opening of the 1st restaurant U.S. Egg has unveiled a “secret menu” for its loyal customers.

Jalapeno Scramble photo courtesy of U.S. Egg

The  restaurant serves breakfast and lunch and the 8 “secret” menu items will be available all day, every day at all 6 locations. All menu items include fresh ingredients and creative flavors for its classic and unique menu items. U.S. Egg is one of the first restaurants to offer a gluten-free menu and is known for their Protein Pancake.

U.S. Egg “secret” menu items

  • Jalapeno Scramble – eggs, chorizo, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions and Jack cheese. Served with hash browns and a tortilla. 11.49
  • Durango Burrito – eggs, chicken, green chilies and jack cheese. Topped with salsa and served with hash browns. 11.49
  • South Beach French Toast – French toast topped with blueberries, bananas, strawberries and fresh whipped cream. 11.49
  • Manhattan Skillet – Italian sausage, green peppers, onions, Jack cheese served on a bed of hash browns with an English muffin and two eggs. 11.49
  • Roast Beef Melt – roast beef, melted cheddar cheese, tomato and mayonnaise served on a grilled sourdough bun with a side of fries or coleslaw. 11.49
  • Hawaiian BBQ Chicken – barbeque chicken is topped with grilled pineapple and melted Swiss cheese served with fries or cole slaw. 11.49
  • BLLT – bacon, lettuce, tomato and turkey served on whole wheat toast served with fries or cole slaw. 11.49
  • Southwestern Chicken Melt – chicken breast, melted cheddar cheese, green chili sauce served on a grilled sourdough bun with a side of fries or cole slaw. 11.49
    South Beach French Toast. Photos courtesy of U.S. Egg

    In addition to good food U.S. Egg recently started selling their own locally roasted signature blend Guatemalan Sunrise coffee.

To find a U.S. Egg near you visit http://www.useggrestaurant.com/

 

 

 

Traditional Passover dinner available at Chompie’s delicatessens

With the Jewish holiday Passover less than a month away Chompie’s Deli’s are getting ready to serve the traditional holiday dinner from April 10th – 18th.  The dine-in menu will be available the first 2 nights of April 10th & 11th with take away meals available for all 8 nights.

What is Passover?

The 8 night festival of Passover celebrates the Israelites release from slavery in ancient Egypt. “Coming together for the Passover meal is an important tradition for us at Chompie’s,” says Chompie’s founder Lovey Borenstein. “This is our 29th year providing this special dinner and each year, and we’re so happy to be able to offer it to our friends and family.”

Passover dinner

Dinner for adults is $32.95 and $14.95  for children and the menu is as follows.

  • Choice of Housemade Chopped Liver OR Gefilte Fish with Beet Horseradish
  • Choice of Chicken Soup with Matzo Ball OR Sweet and Sour Cabbage
  • Entrée Choice of:
    • Half roasted chicken with savory Passover Stuffing
    • Braised Brisket of Beef with Gravy
    • Steelhead Salmon Filet
    • Roasted Turkey Breast with Passover Stuffing and Gravy
  • Potato Latke with Applesauce OR Roasted Potatoes
  • String Beans OR Old World Tzimmis
  • Assortment of Holiday Cakes

Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. til closing and a “To Go” menu will be available for those that want to celebrate the holiday at home with the traditional dinner. Reservations are strongly recommended and dinner will be served at all 5 Chompie’s Phoenix area locations.

Scottsdale:          9301 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 85260. 480-860-0475

Tempe:                 1160  E. University, Tempe 85281.  480-557-0700

Phoenix:              4550-324 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix 85032. 602-710-2910

Chandler:            3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler 85226. 480-398-3008

Glendale:            7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center #1145. 623-344-3104

For more information go to http://www.chompies.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Chompie’s celebrates National Bagel Day with #BagelLove giveaway Feb. 9th

Mark your calendar for next Thursday February 9th as it’s a day to celebrate at Chompie’s Delicatessen. They will celebrate National Bagel Day and their 38th anniversary with a little #BagelLove as all 5 Phoenix area Chompie’s will be giving away a FREE bagel w/ cream cheese with any Take-A-Way purchase…. that can include buying just a cup of coffee.

With over 30 bagel & bialys varieties and 13 handmade cream cheese flavors to spread on your bagel, guests will have a hard time deciding which combination to choose. The daily made bagels go quick and when there all gone so is the giveaway. A one bagel per person rule applies.

The New York style bagels made by Chompie’s are lightly crisp on the outside with a chewy & soft inside making for a favorite boiled and baked treat that helped put Chompie’s on the map back in 1979 when they opened their 1st location at 32nd St. & Greenway Rd. in north Phoenix. Now with 5 full service restaurants, deli counters, catering and a bagel factory the Borenstein family sure know how to share the #BagelLove.

To get your #BagelLove on Feb. 9th head to your favorite Chompie’s location. http://www.chompies.com/ 

Scottsdale:          9301 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 85260     480-860-0475

Tempe:                1160 E. University, Tempe 85281              480-557-0700

Phoenix:              4550 E. Cactus Rd. 85032                            602-710-2910

Chandler:            3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler 85226          480-398-3008

Glendale:            7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center          623-344-3104

 

 

 

Singh Farms opens Singh Meadows in Tempe with big plans

I just got back from visiting the new Singh Meadows on the old Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe where I got to meet and speak with Ken Singh farmer & owner of Singh Farms & Meadows. I first heard about this project a few years ago and have not heard anything until this week about its progress and phase 1.  Ken has spent the last few years completely re-soiling the once toxic dirt from the golf course to new fresh, organic soil that will grow much of his fresh vegetables & where kids can roll down the hills free of toxic pesticides.

 

His new market inside the old club house is where visitors find his growings from his farm not far away. A coffee bar with coffee from Press Roasters & bake shop offers people to linger and enjoy all the green lush landscape that has been restored from recent years. After the rains of yesterday water flows out of sight as part of the Indian Bend Wash where it empties to Tempe Town Lake a little ways down. Ken hopes to incorporate a park like atmosphere with paths is already under way as golf cart paths are still in tact and softer wood chip paths have start to be landscaped taking you down to the running water.

The cafe which currently has grab n go items and pastries is being run by 3 experienced chefs Frank Belosic, Jay Bogsinske and Dan Melden. In the future the cafe will offer house made pizzas, pastas and more from scratch. Dinners and farm tours will be available down the road.

Ken has lots of ideas but not sure what he wants to do with all 72 acres he has to play with. Having farmed his family farm for over 40 years this has become a grand endeavor to leave his son, a future farmer.  In listening to Ken he is the smartest person I know when it comes to soil, dirt and growing vegetables in it and listening to him I hear his passion in making sure we leave the earths resources it the right way for future generations.

The farmer’s market is open every weekend from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

I’m as excited as Ken Singh is to have this new farm & market community down the street near the Tempe/ Scottsdale border and look forward to helping keep Ken’s vision alive.

Singh Meadows is at 1490 E. Weber Dr. Tempe 85281

 

 

Pillsbury Wine Co. pairs wine with food at House of Tricks for exclusive dinner.

Sam Pillsbury owner & winemaker of Pillsbury Wine Co. will be pouring his wines alongside the flavorful foods prepared by the House of Tricks kitchen on Thurs. Jan. 12th 2017.

The evening will include a four course dinner along with wines direct from the winery in Cochise County where Sam grows and produces his award winning wines.

Photo courtesy of House of Tricks

As you sip your wine & savor the flavorful foods Sam will be talking about his wines, the Arizona wine industry and why the wine & food for the dinner were paired with each other.

The setting for the dinner is the highly acclaimed House of Tricks in downtown Tempe that is know for it’s seasonal menu of local ingredients, creative wine list and intimate dining patio dining.

Bloody Mary’s with a twist on New Year’s Day 2017

Two weeks from today many of us will be waking up with cob webs in our head while waiting for the coffee to kick in after ringing in 2017. New Year’s Day 2017 falls on a Sunday and it’s also National Bloody Mary Day. There’s no way better to cure the hangover while continuing the celebration than with the traditional hangover cocktail. Put your New Year’s resolution to get in shape or drink less on hold for another day or 2 and head to these restaurants that will be offering Bloody Mary’s with twist.

Vintage 95’s Miss Mary

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Locally owned Grimaldi’s Pizzeria recently launched a cocktail menu that has a Bloody Mary made with their secret pizza sauce. The Grimaldi’s Bloody Mary is made with Grimaldi’s famous pizza sauce and is combined with New Amsterdam Vodka, Demitri BM mix and is served ice and topped with a medley of pizza toppings. To find a Grimaldi’s near you visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

Vintage 95 The Miss. Mary is Vintage 95 Wine Lounge’s nod to the classic morning drink. Created with house made Bloody Mary mix that includes horseradish, Worcestershire, Sriracha and tomato juice to give the drink a nice spicy kick. Mix in Svedka vodka and garnished with Beeler’s bacon, olives and a lime wedge makes this drink a standout. $5.00  For information visit www.vintage95.com.

Twin Peaks If you like a drink that will put a bit of hair on your chest, Twin Peaks has the Bloody Mary for you. Absolut Peppar Vodka mixes with tomato juice for a spicy concoction that’s garnished with celery, an olive, and of course, bacon. www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com.

Thirsty Lion The Gastropub offers two Bloody Mary’s on their menu. Try the Sriracha Bloody Mary Vodka made with sriracha sauce, tomato juice and Demitri’s spices. If you want something even spicier try the Wasabi Bloody Mary made with wasabi, tomato juice and Demitri’s spices! For Thirsty Lion locations visit www.thirstyliongastropub.com.

 

Gift cards galore at Phoenix area restaurants for the naughty & nice

Americans are giving more gift cards as gifts for Hannukah & Christmas and local Phoenix area restaurants have caught on. Often restaurants will give free or additional gift cards to the purchaser depending on how many or how much the gift cards are worth.

No matter what type of food your family & friends like there’s bound to be a gift card for them on the list below.

For the New Yorker — Chompie’s

Put a little New York in someone’s stocking. When you buy $50 in Chompie’s gift through December 31, Chompie’s will give you a $10 gift card for free. The offer is good for cards purchased in-store only. The $10 gift card will be good to use after January 1, 2017.  Chompie’s has been Arizona’s New York deli since 1979. There are five Valley locations in Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler. www.chompies.com 

Photo courtesy of Chompie's & Evolve Marketing
Photo courtesy of Chompie’s & Evolve Marketing

For the Paris- Lover — The Crepe Club

Forget naughty or nice. With a gift card from The Crepe Club the question is savory or sweet. Through December 24, when you buy a $25 gift card from The Crepe Club, you’ll get a $5 card for yourself. The offer is valid in $25 increments so with a $50, you’ll get an additional $10 card, for $100, you’ll get a $20 card. The Crepe Club is located in the Biltmore Fashion Park. www.TheCrepeClub.com

For the spicy- Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

Enjoy a bonus gift on Z’Tejas this holiday season. Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card. Better yet, purchase a $100 gift card and receive two $10 bonus cards. Bonus promotional cards expire December 31, 2016. Hurry in to your favorite Z’Tejas location to purchase a gift card. Visit www.ztejas.com

Photo courtesy of Z'Tejas & Evolve Marketing
Photo courtesy of Z’Tejas & Evolve Marketing

For the pizza lover- Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

It’s always better to get a head start on your holiday shopping and there is nothing quite like the gift of pizza for your friends and for yourself.

Grimaldi’s will be offering a Holiday Gift Card Promotion until December 26th. If you buy a $50 gift card you get a $10 gift card free, and if you buy a $100 gift card you get a $20 gift card for yourself! There is nothing more fun than getting a gift for someone else and getting a little something for yourself. You can purchase gift cards at your local Grimaldi’s or online at www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

For those on the run- Fired Pie

Until December 25th, buy a $25 gift card at any Fired Pie and get a $5 gift card to use January through March of 2017.

To find a location nearest you, visit www.firedpie.com. They have 15 locations in the valley and two in Tucson. A Mesa location is slated to open later this year

For the hungry- Miracle Mile Deli

Through December 31, Miracle Mile Deli offers a $20 gift card when you buy a $100 gift card. Miracle Mile Deli has been a staple in the Valley for 66 years. The locally-owned restaurant is located at 4433 N. 16th Street in Phoenix. http://www.miraclemiledeli.com