Experience the next generation of smoked fish at Chompie’s

Chompie’s, the Smoked Fish Experts, Launches the Most Fresh and Unique Approach to Smoked Fish Available in Phoenix

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Chompie’s, www.chompies.com Arizona’s New York Deli, is introducing their new and improved smoked fish menu featuring authentic Norwegian Smoked Fish selections that will excite and satisfy the new generation of fish loving foodies as well as long-time smoked fish loyalists. Smoked fish has long been a Jewish tradition as well as a tradition at Chompie’s. In ancient times, when kosher meat was not always available, fish was an important staple of the Jewish diet.
“For over 34 years, Chompie’s has always strived to provide the freshest, most enjoyable, and most authentic experience and food possible, while keeping up with the times, which is why we are introducing the new smoked fish menu,” said Neal Borenstein, Executive Vice President and owner of Chompie’s.

Chompie’s has branded its entire new line-up of smoked fish “Gen-S”–the next generation of smoked fish in terms of selection (wider variety and new tastes), superior quality and sustainability, appealing to Gen-X’ers and Gen-Y’ers hungry for modern twists on traditional deli offerings with expectations beyond those of the generations before them. Simply put, Chompie’s Gen-S ain’t your grandma’s smoked fish; in fact, it knocks it out of the water.

The new smoked fish selections found both on the dining menu and in the fresh deli case include:

Nova Lox: The grand-daddy of them all, this traditionally smoked Norwegian salmon has the perfect balance of flavors. It’s good with just about anything!

Pastrami Smoked Salmon: Traditionally smoked Norwegian salmon with pastrami seasoning, making for an irresistibly sweet and tangy flavor.

Gravlox: An old world style of smoked Norwegian salmon that is also brined and seasoned with a traditional dill and pepper blend. A very unique, slightly salty flavor.

Smoked Whitefish: Wood-Fire smoked, our Whitefish is from the fresh waters of the Great Lakes. The gleaming golden skin is a deli tradition like no other.

Smoked Black Cod: Also known as Sablefish, one of the most coveted smoked fish varieties world-wide, our version has an irresistible flavor. Typically caught in the east Pacific, between Alaska and California.

Baked Salmon: Wood-Fire smoked over a unique blend of hardwoods, our baked (a.k.a. Kippered) salmon has an especially smoky flavor. Try it on its own or in our Baked Salmon Salad.

The new smoked fish menu includes selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including Gluten-Free Friendly and Deli take out as well.

A sample of the new smoked fish menu at Chompie’s:

Pastrami Smoked Salmon: “LEO” lox sautéed with crunchy fried capers, onions, and scrambled eggs. Served with Potato Latke hash brown, choice of bagel and cream cheese 10.99

Lox Sampler Platter for Two: Nova Lox, Gravlox, Pastrami Smoked Salmon, Plain and Veggie Cream Cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, capers, and choice of two bagels 22.99

Smoked “Sashimi: Thinly sliced Gravlox, smoked black cod, spinach cream cheese, cucumber, tomato, red onion and a choice of bagel 16.99

Deluxe Salad Sampler: Baked Salmon Salad, Whitefish Salad and Shrimp Vinaigrette salad served with a choice of bagel, plain cream cheese, Greek olives, lettuce, tomato and onion 19.29

(Gluten-Free Friendly) Smoked Salmon BLT; Nova Lox, bacon, leaf lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli on Gluten free flatbread, served with homemade potato chips 11.79 Sub GFF Bagel 1.29; Sub Flavored Cream Cheese .69

9301 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale 85260
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Mon-Sun 6am-9pm

1160 E. University Dr.
Tempe 85281
fax 480-557-0709
Mon-Fri 6am-9pm
Sat-Sun 7am-9pm

3481 W. Frye Rd
Mon-Sat 6am-9pm
Sun 6am-8pm

Paradise Valley
4550 E. Cactus Rd #324
Mon-Sat 6am-9pm
Sun 6am-8pm

$2.00 for a Tax Day Turtle Sundae at Culver’s!

As Uncle Sam gets ready to keep(hopefully refund) your taxes, Culver’s is rewarding guests with a delicious treat of a $2.00 Tax Day Turtle sundae. All day Tax Day April 15, 2013 all participating Culver’s locations Valley wide (see below) will offer a special one-day deal that encourages Culver’s diners to celebrate the end of tax season with extra savings.
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The delicious taste of salty sweetness combined with creamy Fresh Frozen Custard-is a Culver’s classic. Prepared with roasted Southern pecans plus hot fudge and savory caramel drizzled over vanilla frozen custard, topped with a maraschino cherry.

For more information on Culver’s, visit www.culvers.com, www.culvers.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/culvers.

Visit one of our locations nearest you! All Arizona locations have outdoor patios and, for your convenience, a drive through.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casa Grande:
2453 E Florence Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ 85194
PH 520-426-4225

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

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

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

2011 Honoro Vera Garnacha

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As part of the Juan Gil family of wines founded by Juan Gil Jiminez back in 1916 Honoro Vera is in its 2nd vintage producing a 100% Garnacha from Calayatud region of Spain. The vines are between 30-40 years old and are on hillsides with the soil being decomposed slate and clay soils. This wine is aged in both French and American oak for 2 months after being fermented in stainless steel.

Dark in color, cherries and blackberries can be found on the palate along with hints of licorice and pepper as well. This wine offers a great value at $15 or less.

Chompie’s celebrates the Jewish holiday of Passover with its 25th Annual Passover dinner

Celebrate Passover Dinner with Family at one of Chompie’s Restaurants, or at Home

Passover is one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays. Passover commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt to escape persecution and the angels of death passing over Israelite’s homes.

As the story goes, Moses approaches the reigning pharaoh several times, explaining that the Hebrew God has requested a three-day leave for his people so that they may celebrate a feast in the wilderness. When the pharaoh refuses, God unleashes 10 devastating plagues on the Egyptians, culminating in the slaying of every firstborn son by an avenging angel. The Israelites mark the door frames of their homes with lamb’s blood so that the angel will recognize and “pass over” each Jewish household.

Jews observe the week-long festival with a number of important rituals, including traditional Passover meals known as Seder, the removal of leavened products from their home, the substitution of matzo for bread and the retelling of the exodus tale.

The Borensteins, owners of Chompie’s and being of Jewish descent have celebrated the tradition of Passover in their families for generations and continue the tradition in their restaurants today.

Dine in Option; Just $29.95 per adult and $14.95 for children under 10

Home-made 6 course meal includes hors d’oeuvres, soup, entrée, two side dishes, dessert and beverage

Main courses options include

Classic Braised Beef Brisket in Pan Gravy

Pan-seared Atlantic King Salmon

Roast Breast of Turkey or

Roasted Half Spring Chicken, (both served with Passover Stuffing).

Dine in Dinner available on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday March 26th, 2013. 5:00 pm- close. Reservations strongly recommended to be made in advance to securing seating.

To Go Dinners, holiday cakes and desserts, and Passover bagels available all eight nights of Passover, from March 25th until April 2nd, 2013.

Dine in available Chompie’s Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler Locations. At Chompie’s Tempe location, the regular dining menu, which features Passover-friendly dishes, will be available. To go dinners and bakery items available at all four of Chompie’s locations.

To Go Options; Order by the Pound or Order Complete Family Dinners!

Deluxe Family Dinner; serves 8 people generously, only $229.95

· Includes choice of appetizer, soup, two entrees, two side dishes

· Traditional Family Dinner; serves 4 people generously, only $119.99

· Includes choice of one appetizer, one entrée, two side dishes

· Both meals served with Matzo Plate & Charoses Kosher Wine or Grape Juice

· Meals must be ordered 24 hours in advance by contacting the Chompie’s location closest to you.

· Pick up an order form or download one at Chompie’s.com.

· *Any substitutions may render additional charges


Arizona Wine Growers to Host Arizona Wine Festival at Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts

Sip, sample and savor local Arizona wine

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Continuing to build on the popularity and quality of Arizona wines, the Arizona Wine Growers Association will host the Arizona Wine Festival at the upcoming 2013 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts held April 5-7, 2013.

14 Arizona wineries will showcase their wines and offer tastings, along with sales by the glass, bottle or case. The wine festival has an admission of $15 and includes six tastings and a commemorative wine glass.

The Arizona Wine Festival will be on 7th Street, just west of Mill Avenue. The festival is the perfect opportunity for festival goers to sample and purchase Arizona wine. Tickets are available for advance purchase here at https://tempewinegarden.chirrpy.com/

The Wine Garden is located inside the Tempe Festival of the Arts, where more than 400 fine artists will be displaying and selling their original work amid a lively street festival on Mill Avenue. The 2013 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts features more than 400 fine artists and crafts persons displaying and selling their original work amid a street festival atmosphere in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District. The event is the largest festival of its kind in Arizona, hosting as many as 225,000 festival visitors. It consistently ranks among the top 20 festivals in the nation. The event also includes the Festival Jazz Stage, live entertainment, street performers, sports exhibits, Kids Innovation Station, and fun festival food. For more information visit www.tempefestivalofthearts.com.

Healthy, Upscale Dining at Very Reasonable Price Group Lunch Specials at Dragon Wok in Gilbert

“Dragon Sam” Stezo of Gilbert’s Dragon Wok doesn’t advise working through lunch. But if you must take care of business over a meal, why not impress your co-workers with affordable Fine Chinese Dining. Stezo’s restaurant features group lunch dining of 3-courses for under $10 per person.

Group dining is available for 6-30 people with advanced reservation. The meals are ideal for business meetings or family gatherings and are served family style with a variety of shared dishes – all made with the care and quality Dragon Wok is known for.
Two options are available. For $8.95 per person, guests can customize a menu of 2 appetizers and 3 entrees for their group. For $9.95 the meal also includes soup. Each option also includes rice. Beverages are priced separately.

At Dragon Wok, Stezo has taken traditional family recipes and added modern, contemporary touches to his offering of Chinese food standards and specialty dishes. His meals represent a value in quality and taste incomparable to other restaurants in the city.

Sam recommends visiting to try his most popular dishes such as the General Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Orange Chicken, Honey Chicken, Combination Lo Mein, Kung Pao Chicken and much, much more to experience the difference in taste and quality.

“Chinese cuisine has always been about sharing time and food with family and friends. Eating with a group – sampling a variety of dishes – is the best way to experience the food and the meal,” says Szeto. “If you must work through lunch, this is the best way to enjoy the time.”

Group lunch specials are available at Dragon Work from 11am – 3pm during the week and 12-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Advanced reservation is required. Contact Dragon Wok at 480-782-6889.

Dragon Wok Fine Chinese Restaurant is at 727 W. Ray Road, #B1, in Gilbert. Menus and specials are available online at dragonwok.biz or get updates from Facebook (facebook.com/dragonwokAZ) and Twitter (@dragonwok)

Dragon Wok Turns Eight

Dragon Wok celebrates its eighth year in business on Saturday, March 9 with food specials and a lion dance performance at 4:30. Dragon Wok opened in Gilbert in 2005 and has been a local “secret” ever since. The restaurant serves quality traditional Chinese food in a fine dining atmosphere. In 2008, Dragon Wok received the honor of one of the National Top 100 Overall Excellence Chinese Restaurants in the USA – a distinguished selection from more than 46,000 Chinese restaurants. Reservations are requested for the celebration performance on Saturday, March 9 at 4:30 pm.