World of Beer to open stores in Gilbert & Tuscon in late 2013

Beer drinkers rejoice as World of Beer has plans to open stores in Tucson and Gilbert before the end of the year. This happens a little over a year after they opened their 1st Arizona location in Tempe with Tucson opening in October and Gilbert in November. Since opening it’s 1st store in 2007 in Tampa, Florida and has since opened dozens of stores throughout the country building on the craft beer enthusiasm and growth seen in the beer industry.

Phoenix based HDE Agency will provide promotional support, marketing and public relations for the Arizona locations. HDE was chosen as they are a leader in craft beer marketing in Arizona.

Sunday & Monday nights mean Prime Rib dinner at Fleming’s thru Sept.1st.

UPDATE: Due to popular demand this has been extended to Monday nights throughout August.

Stay out of the kitchen on Sunday nights this summer because thru Sept. 1st diners at Phoenix area Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar’s can enjoy a 3 course Prime Rib dinner for only $29.95. Start with your choice of New Wedge, Modern Caesar or Fleming’s Salad followed by Prime Rib served with a side and selection of sauces. Make sure you save room for dessert because there is one waiting for you at the end of your meal.

To wash down the Prime Rib, Fleming’s offers 5 glass’s of wine for only $6.00

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

Wienerschnitzel to donate 25% of sales on Saturday July 20th to United Phoenix Firefighters Association.


Next Saturday, July 20th Wienerschnitzel will donate 25% from all it’s sales at it’s 7 locations in Phoenix, Bullhead City & Lake Havasu locations to the United Phoenix Firefighters Association in the wake of the death of the 19 brave men who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill fire on on June 30th.

UPFA along with the Prescott Firefighters Charities set up a relief fund for the families of the 19 men of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The families will receive 100% of the proceeds. Tom Amberger, Vice President of Marketing for Wienerschnitzel says that “Upon news of this tragedy, our Phoenix-area operators immediately banded together to assist in relief efforts for the 19 affected families during this very difficult time, We’re proud to support the heroes who have dedicated their lives to protecting us and the loved ones they leave behind.”

Below are the 7 locations that you can visit & help raise money for a great cause.

804 S McClintock Avenue
Tempe, AZ 8400

2100 North McQueen Road
Chandler, AZ 85225

1225 South Higley
Mesa, AZ 85206

6030 West Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306

9370 West Northern Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305

Lake Havasu
245 N Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu, AZ 86403

Bullhead City
2840 Highway 95 #200
Bullhead City, AZ 86442

2012 Urban Uco Malbec- Tempranillo

urban uco

This 50/50 blend of Malbec & Tempranillo is brought to us by Ortega Gil-Fournier family from Spain who founded the La Consulta, Mendoza based winery in the early 2000’s. Grapes come from their 3 estates at the base of the Andes Mountains in the Uco valley, along with purchasing fruit from other local growers. Hand harvested these grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats before aging for 3 months in French oak barrels and stored in their underground cellar. With elevations almost 4,000 feet above sea level and little rainfall the vineyards rely on thawing snow from the Andes.

Big and bold, this wine has black currants and minerals along with obvious tannins that give it a long, lingering finish. This wine should pair well with grilled meats and for under $20 is a steal.

Culver’s is accepting donations for 100 Club on behalf of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots


For the rest of the month of July, 11 of the 14 Culver’s Phoenix area restaurants is accepting donations to be forwarded to the 100 Club for their Honor Fund on behalf of the 19 men who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill fire. For donations of $5 or more you will receive a free 1 Scoop Sundae.

Valid only at the following locations: PV Mall, Mesa & Greenfield locations are not participating.
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

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
Gendale, AZ 85305
PH 623-328-9282

Beer dinners are all the rage as El Palacio pairs with Mudshark Brewing & Gertrude’s does dinner with Grand Canyon Brewing Co.

Beer pairing dinners are becoming more popular as people see how well beer pairs with food and how they can be a good value as compared to wine pairing dinners. Not to mention how well a cold beer goes down on a hot summer evening. Below are 2 dinners happening next Wednesday, July 17th in the Phoenix area.

Starting at 7 p.m. El Palacio in Chandler will be pairing beers from Mudshark Brewing Company out of Lake Havasu AZ. For only $20 you get 5 courses of gourmet dishes along with 5 hand crafted beers. The “off the menu” summer creations are listed below and give a great chance to the consumer how well beer pairs with food.

7 Layer Salsa—a Mexican salsa creation of epic proportions with layer upon layer of goodness including salsa fresco, salsa picante, beans, crème, guacamole, queso and rice paired with Mudshark Brewing Up River Lager.

Summer Salad of heirloom tomatoes and Oaxaca cheese with strawberry habanero dressing. This dish is paired with Scorpion Amber Ale.

Steamed Mahi Mahi Taco paired with Desert Magic IPA.

Mexican Kabob of shrimp, chicken and steak served with a beer infused salsa verde will pair perfectly with Belgian Style White Ale. Finish off this delicious summer spread with dessert!

Raspberry Beer Infused Flan and will be served with Mudshark Brewing Mudsberry Raspberry Wheat.

Reservations are recommended & can be made by calling El Palacio at (480) 802-5770 or RSVP on Facebook at

El Palacio is open Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and is located at 2950 E. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85249

Grand Canyon Brew logo
On the same evening at 6:30 p.m. Williams AZ’s Grand Canyon Brewing Company will be bring their new Flavor Bomb Brews to Gertrude’s, the new restaurant at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. This 4 course dinner is $50 plus tax and gratuity and the pairings are as follows…

Charred Dry Aged Beef Carpaccio paired with GCB Shaggy Bock

Grilled Spicy Quail with Blue Cheese paired with GCB Hop Bomber India Pale Ale

Roasted Swine with Crispy Fingerlings, Heirloom Tomato, Roasted Corn and Salsa Verde which will pair perfectly with GCB Sunset Amber Ale

Dime Store Banana Split paired with GCB Coffee Bean Stout

These Flavor Bomb beers should pair nicely with Gertrude’s farm to table ingredients and seating is limited. For reservations call 480-719-8600

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. Visit for more information

Dirty cars cleaned for Boys & Girls Club at Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market in Scottsdale

As haboobs and monsoons start to kick up dirt & dust around the Phoenix area, the folks at Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market in Scottsdale are having their 1st Dirty Car Show next Saturday July, 13th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If all goes as planned all the dirty cars will be cleaned when all is said and done and a lot of money will be raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale.

For the 4 hour time period, Tom’s Thumb will donate 50% of the proceeds from all cars that get a car wash to the Boys and Girls Club’s Teen Empowering Program. After 2 p.m. Tom’s Thumb will donate 25% of proceeds of all car washes when the customer mentions Boys and Girls Club at the time of purchase.

Teens will be on hand selling raffle tickets to raise more money and Tom’s Thumb will be holding a contest to see who has the dirtiest car the week of from July 1st- 12th. Interested in seeing if you have the dirtiest car of the week, you can upload a picture of your dirty car to Tom Thumb’s Facebook page or their Twitter @TheThumb1 or Instagram @tomsthumbsfreshmarket

The teens from the Boys and Girls Club will vote on who has the dirtiest car for the week of July 1st and July 8th and the winners will receive a car wash valued at $29.99 and a gift basket from Tom’s Thumb valued at $25.

Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market
9393 E. Bell Rd.
Scottsdale 85260

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