One of my favorite summer treats is a root beer float and there’s no better way to cool off during a Phoenix summer than with a scoop of vanilla ice cream floating in a glass of cold root beer. With National Root Beer Float Day on Tuesday August 6th, Angry Crab Shack will donate $1 from each float sold to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
The locally owned restaurant with 8 locations has donated over $100,000 to PCH since 2017 and expects to exceed their goal for 2019.
Visit any of these Angry Crab Shack locations for this summertime favorite and make your purchase count. For more information visit their website.
Full service caterer Farmboy American Fare has begun a boxed lunch service for perfect group picnics, sales meetings and more. “The Red Tractor Lunchbox” program offers lunch for groups of 10 or more and a portion of all boxes sold will benefit childhood hunger programs. 25 cents from each box sold will be donated to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB). When ordering online customers can choose to donate more.
“Growing up on the farm, you didn’t think twice about helping someone in need. It’s just what you did to be a good neighbor,” said Zach Gibbs, owner of Farmboy American Fare. “The Red Tractor Lunchbox” giving campaign is our way of carrying on that tradition. I can’t think of a better way to do that than by feeding people, which is what we love to do.”
Each meal comes individually boxed and customers can choose from salads, sandwiches, wraps and BBQ. A Blue Ribbon Prime Rib Sandwich, Harvest Bounty Plate, Southern Fried Chicken are a few options. Executive chef Mike Scoplitte brings over 30 years of experience to Farmboy American Fare. In addition to catering Farmboy also schedules pop-up dinners offering fun culinary experiences.
One in four children in Arizona don’t get consistent meals they need to grow and thrive. “Children who are focused on their growling tummies can’t focus on learning,” said Angie Rodgers, president and CEO of AAFB. “Through special grants and donations like the “Red Tractor Lunchbox” giving campaign, we work to support our community in making sure kids get the nutrition they need through programs such as the Summer Food Service Program, School Meals and Alternative Breakfast Models.”
Once prepared the lunch boxes will be delivered to your door or office and may arrive via tractor.
Looking to drink a little wine and donate to a good cause at the same time, then make your way over to Sorso Wine Room at Scottsdale Quarter this Sunday , August 28th as Sorso will be donating 10% of all the days sales to Make A wish Foundation’s “Sip For a Cause” fund-raising campaign.
Sorso Wine Room’s All Day happy Hour and Live Music
If that’s not enough of an incentive, Sorso will be having an All Day Happy Hour from 11am-10pm. Stop in between 4:30-7:30 and you’ll be able to listen to the live music of musician Lee Perriera.
Meiomi Pinot Noir
Purchase a bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir, a favorite of local celebrity Catherine Anaya, between now and the end of August and Sorso will donate 10% of all Meiomi bottle sales to Make A Wish Foundation.
Sorso Wine Room is in the Scottsdale Quarter 15323 N Scottsdale Rd. Suite 150 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480-951-4344) www.sorsowineroom.com
Once again Joe Johnson is giving away the house, not really the house but he setting a lofty goal of giving away 5,000 free pulled pork or chicken sandwiches on Thursday May 4th, 2016 at his Gilbert restaurant. This is the 16th year Joe and his partners like to show their appreciation to the customers they have served over the years.
In exchange for free food Joe is asking that you bring a can of food (preferably fruit) or box of cereal to donate to Open Arms Care Center, a Gilbert based all volunteer non-profit that provides food and clothing to the homeless and less fortunate since 2001. http://www.openarmscc.com
As for the free BBQ it is the only food being offered that day and hours are from 11pm-3pm & 4pm-7:30pm or until they run out. Included with you sandwich will be fresh homemade cole slaw & BBQ Pit beans and a drink. A children’s size sandwich will be available for the little ones. 1 meal per person, must be present and there is no take out available on this day.
This a great opportunity to try great local BBQ from one of the finest restaurateurs that the Phoenix area has to offer as Joe’s Real BBQ has garnered both local and national accolades.
Joe’s Real BBQ is at 301 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert, Arizona, 85234 http://www.joesrealbbq.com/
Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away and SumoMaya is helping you start the celebration the day before and at the same time helping to raise money for Andre House. Come into SumoMaya on Wednesday, November 26th at anytime between 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. as they will be selling a “Happy Hour Pass” for $10. All proceeds will go to Andre House and those purchasing will be given a complimentary Margarita and enjoy Happy Hour pricing on food & drinks all day. There will be $5 cocktails, surprises and a Mariachi band.
Andre House of Hospitality serves up to 800 meals 6 days a week plus offers clothing, showers and transitional housing to those who need it. www.andrehouse.org
This day makes for a great opportunity to re-unite with friends & family while at the same time helping a good cause as we give thanks for what we all have.
SumoMaya is located at 6560 N. Scottsdale Road 85253 480-397-9520 www.sumomaya.com