Kaleb Copenhaver, owner of the new Reel Pizza Pies had two passions growing up, pizza and music. So what do you do, you open a pizza restaurant with a great playlist. That’s what the 22 year old Copenhaver did with his new restaurant that opened May 20th in the Marley Park shopping center in Surprise.
“Reel Pizza Pies is a cool place to go with great music and great pizza,” says Copenhaver of his 1,200-square-foot, 15-seat restaurant that serves slices, whole pies as well as sandwiches and subs via counter-service style. “We set ourselves apart by using the best and freshest ingredients in an energetic and fun environment,” he adds.
Copenhaver started working in pizza restaurants at the age of 16 and has traveled the country tasting great pizza before opening Reel Pizza Pies. He uses 00 organic flour, fresh mozzarella and organic Bianco tomatoes in his New York style thin crust and thick Sicilian style pizzas and makes fresh bread and dough with a traditional approach. Pizza is baked in an Electric Deck Oven he calls the “pizza master”. He also makes subs, salads and desserts and meatballs using his grandmother’s recipe.
Starting at 11 a.m. Friday May 22nd the first 50 customers will receive a free cheese pizza with the purchase of a beverage. Saturday June 20th will be the official grand opening with a pizza tasting, games, prizes and more.
The restaurant is at 13953 W. Waddell Road, Suite 103 Surprise 85379. Delivery is available within specific boundaries. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. For more information and a complete menu, visit their website.
Beer and music go hand in hand and SanTan Brewing Company is well a where of that. It is for that reason SanTan is celebrating their 9th anniversary and Oktoberfest with bands Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers and Reel Big Fish on Saturday October 1st in downtown Chandler.
music, games and more
When the gates open at 3pm festival goers will be treated to Ken Levine’s Funkhaus Brass Band followed by games that include beer pong, a pretzel toss, tricycle races, Brat eating contest and a wiener dog race. SanTan will be pouring their core beers along with their Bavarian style Oktoberfest lager and food will be available from Gorilla Cheese Truck, Honey Bear’s BBQ, Beignet Babes and more.
roger clyne and the peacemakers and reel big fish
When the sun goes down is when Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers hit the stage at 7:10 pm followed by Reel Big Fish at 9:30 to close out the festival.
Pre-sale tickets are available for $12 at http://www.santanoktoberfest.com/ with day of tickets available for $15. Part of the proceeds will go to non-profit, St. Joseph the Worker which helps the homeless, low income and others become self-sufficient through quality employment. http://www.sjwjobs.org/
SanTan’s Oktoberfest will be at Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 178 E Commonwealth, Chandler, AZ 85225
If you’re drink of choice comes from a craft brewer, winery or distillery you’ll want to be in downtown Scottsdale on Friday & Saturday February 19th & 20th as beverages from 50 craft beverage producers from Arizona, California and beyond will be poured at the CrushBrew Craft Beverage Festival. From 3 p.m.- 9 p.m. at The Scottsdale Waterfront festival goers will get to taste beers, ciders, spirits and wines from up & coming producers as well as well reputed producers such as Lawrence Dunham Vineyards, North Coast Brewing and George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey.
Wood fired pizzas will be available from local pizza restaurants to sample and purchase and will also compete in the CrushBrew Pizza throw-down. The beautiful weather will be complimented by live music the likes of Andres, Kassi Jayde and more.
Tickets start at $45 per day($80 for both Fri. & Sat.) and include GoVino glassware, 15 tasting tickets and access to the after party at the W Hotel & 6 more tasting tickets. VIP tickets are available as well with information & tickets available at http://www.crushbrewfestival.com/.
Scottsdale’s Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen will be hosting it’s 1st New Year’s Eve with a Copacabana styled Carnaval party. Just like in Rio Di Janerio party goers will have live music, dancing, tasty cocktails and delicious food.
Starting with a champagne reception and hor d’oeuvres followed by a traditional Brazilian buffet that includes salads, leg of lamb, beef medallions, fish stew and more with desserts and coffee follow. Then ring in the New Year with live music from Rio Bahia and dancing the Samba with performances by Samba USA. As midnight approaches enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast & Caipairinha’s will be priced at Happy Hour prices all night.
The party starts at 8p.m. and tickets are $100.00 per person. Tickets may be pre-purchased at the restaurant or via the web site. Please visit www.carvalhosnye.weebly.com/ for tickets and information. This is a 21 and over event.
Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen is located at 23623 N. Scottsdale Rd. , Scottsdale, Arizona, (Pinnacle of Scottsdale).
Grab your favorite toothpick & pair of overalls because the 6th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival & Redneck Games is stumbling in to Salt River Fields on Saturday May 2nd from 12 noon- 10 p.m. Brought to you by the kissing cousins at Affordable Food Festivals this event is bound to excite all and offend many with their antics in the redneck arena such as toilet seat horseshoes, cow milking, a Daisy Dukes beauty pageant & bobbing for pigs feet.
If the Redneck Games aren’t your thing, there will be over 25 of the top pit masters including Honey Bear’s, Pork on a Fork and Bootleggers smokin n grillin pulled pork, brisket, ribs and more with $2 samples and full meals for purchase. If that’s not enough loosen your belt, if you’re wearing one, and settle in for some Honky Tonk music starting at 12:30 with the band Honey Girl followed by Laura Walsh, Ashley Wineland, The Troubador Experience, Tommy Ash Band and Neon Circus taking the stage 8:30 p.m. & 9:30.
Fear not drinkers as plenty of ice cold Tito’s Vodka, beer and more will be available to keep you cool.
Tickets to this all ages festival are available for $12 includes free parking & kids 12 & under are free. VIP tickets are available in advance for $60 in advance and $75 at the door. VIP ticket holders get 5 drink ticket, 8 food tokens and access to private bathrooms & seating next to the main stage and most of all not feeling like a redneck. Tickets can be purchased at www.azbbqfestival.com
Salt River Fields is at 7555 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale 85258
Time to bust out your favorite pair of lederhosen as we are smack dab in the middle of Octoberfest and there’s no better way to celebrate than with beers, Brats and beer maids. That and more are in store this Saturday, October 12th as World of Beer Tempe celebrates WOBtoberfest. Starting at 4 p.m. and going until closing at 2 a.m. Customer can enjoy 20 Oktoberfest and seasonal beers that include selections from Arizona breweries including SanTan Brewing, Four Peaks, Grand Canyon Brewing and Mudshark Brewing.
World’s Craft Beer Buyer, JP Watts said, “Our WOBtoberfest coincides with Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lakes so folks can hit us up on their way or come and chill out after their done. Either way, we’re planning a free festive event with bands, tavern fare and craft beer for all.”
Traditional Brats and Bavarian pretzels along with other tavern fare will be available to pair with your beers. Live entertainment starts at 4 p.m. with Catfish Mustache taking the stage followed by Pride Through Strife, Fred Green and DJ Hanzerelli going on every 2 hours.
This is a 21 and over event and is free. for more information check out http://www.facebook.com/WOBTempe