Sips & Bites: News you can use from the Phoenix restaurant community

Quick sips & bites of news about what’s going on around the Phoenix restaurant community, breweries and wineries.

Arizona Restaurant Week starts today

The twice yearly Arizona Restaurant Week gives locals & visitors a chance to visit new restaurants and try something new at their favorites. 126 restaurants are ready to serve a special 3 -course menu starting today and running until Sunday May 29th.  Prie-fixe menus of $33, $44 or $55 allow guests to discover unique dishes specially created for the next 10 days. Visit the Arizona Restaurant Association’s website to see participating restaurants and their menus.

Meet the owner of Aridus Wine Company

Founder & owner Scott Dahmer will be stopping by their Scottsdale tasting room today from 5-8 p.m. He’ll be telling his story of why he founded the wine company and about what’s next with the brand.

Pedal Haus downtown Phoenix add to brunch menu

Saturday’s and Sunday’s just got a little better in downtown Phoenix as the newest location of the award-winning brewery adds to their brunch menu.

The “You Wake, We Bake” special are the Southwest Gourmet Breakfast – fluffy scrambled eggs, chicken apple and chorizo pork sausage links, bacon, seasoned breakfast potatoes, black beans, pico de gallo, grilled peppers, and tortillas. Also the Haus Gourmet Breakfast – fluffy scrambled eggs, chicken apple and pork sausage links, bacon, seasoned breakfast potatoes, baked beans, roasted mushrooms and tomatoes, and toast.

Each entree comes with your choice of a select Pedal Haus beer, a BEERmosa, a regular mimosa or a Bloody Mary for $16.

“Dinner on Us” returns to the Roaring Fork

It’s been a Memorial Day tradition at the Scottsdale restaurant when you buy one entrée you get a 2nd for free on Monday, May 30th. Choose from Rotisserie Chicken, the Big Ass Burger, Bacon Wrapped Beef tenderloin and other wood-fired favorites. Reservations are suggested for dinner that starts at 4 p.m. and more information is at their website.

The Culver’s Food truck rolls into the Phoenix Zoo today.

All things are good as the “From Wisconsin With Love” Food Truck Tour makes its way to Phoenix today. As mentioned on Monday the truck will be serving up cheese curds and frozen custard from 10 a.m. – 4p.m. today.

Don’t forget to check out my podcast Pulling Corks & Forks: The Podcast with Sandy Wasserman to hear from those in our community. Please subscribe, like & comment.

Culver’s “From Wisconsin With Love” Food Truck stopping at Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo is the second stop on a 16 city tour bringing popular Wisconsin cheese curds and frozen custard to Arizona on Friday May 20th. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. guests at the zoo can experience Culver’s hospitality, win prizes, watch a live cheese sculpture carving and enjoy for free two of Culver’s popular menu items.

The “From Wisconsin With Love” Food Truck tour is way to introduce new guests to the family owned restaurant and for Wisconsin natives living in Phoenix get a little bit of home here. “It’s always been our mission to bring a little bit of Wisconsin to our guests through delicious food and a commitment to caring for people,” said Culver’s co-founder Craig Culver. “This tour is all about celebrating our roots with our guests, and we can’t wait to have an unforgettable experience with people from all over the Phoenix area.”

Guests visiting the food truck can vote on which local non-profit Culver’s will donate $5,000 to St. Mary’s Food Bank or Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Guests can also vote for which city across the country should be the 17th destination for the tour.

For more information visit their website.

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

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